Seton Hall Law is thankful to our veterans and servicemembers and is committed to
helping you and your families succeed. The Office of Financial Aid/Enrollment Services
certifies eligible veterans and their dependents for educational benefit payments.
Getting Started The veteran and/or their dependents must first complete an Application for Benefits on the Veterans Administration (VA) portal. Apply as soon as possible to avoid a delay in receiving benefits. The VA will send
the student a Certificate of Eligibility or Proof of Benefits, which should be submitted
to the Office of Financial of Aid/Enrollment Services. To find out more about available
benefits to military personnel, contact the Law School's Certifying Veteran Officer,
Karen Sokol, at [email protected].
SUBMIT YOUR Veteran Enrollment Certification Request. We do not require that you submit a request for certification each semester, however,
you must notify us if there is a semester for which you do not wish to use your benefits.
For example, some veterans do not wish to use their benefits for the summer semester.
Please contact us if you have questions on this.
Compliance with 38 USC3679 (e) Background: Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition
Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires
disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational
institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to
attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the
individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance
under Chapter 31 or 33.
Pending Payment Compliance: In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection(e)
of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Seton Hall Law will not impose
a penalty on any student using veterans educational benefits under Chapter 31 (Veteran
Readiness and Employment), or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) because of the individual's
inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed
disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Seton Hall Law
will not prevent the student from attending or participating in the course of education
during periods in which there is a delayed disbursement; assess late payment fees
if the financial obligation is fully funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA); require the student to secure alternative or additional funding for delayed
disbursements; or deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries,
or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied
their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to produce the
VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class; provide a written request
to be certified; and/or provide additional information needed to properly certify
the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Post 9/11 GI Bill® If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001,
and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were
discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible
for this VA-administered program.
Yellow Ribbon Program The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional amounts towards the remaining balance
of tuition and fees not covered by the annual maximum of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. You
must be eligible at the maximum rate (100%) for the GI Bill® as determined by the
VA. The Yellow Ribbon amount is split evenly between the Department of Veterans Affairs
and Seton Hall Law. There are an unlimited amounts of slots for the Yellow Ribbon
Program at Seton Hall Law.
Financial Aid Many veteran students believe they are not eligible for financial aid if they are
claiming their GI Bill® benefits. The fact is, a large percentage of all veterans
are eligible for some form of financial aid. The average veteran may still be eligible
for a Federal Direct Student Loan. Visit the law school's financial aid website for more information.
Which programs qualify? All of the degree programs (JD, MSJ, LLM) at Seton Hall Law are eligible for veterans
benefits, as well as our Graduate Certificate Programs.
Personalized Attention We have a team of academic advising and admissions staff who work directly with students.
Our team of professionals understands your needs and is ready to assist you in achieving
your personal and professional goals, whether you are on campus or on base.
Military-Affiliated Task Force The Task Force provides thought leadership and guidance on the following issues: Recruitment; Retention; Financial aid and VA benefits; Academic
and career counseling; health and wellness support; Education about barriers within
the military, and pathways to making the military a place of equity, safety, and opportunity
for all; Engagement activities for student Veterans, Military-affiliated students,
and their families; Law School events to celebrate service such as Veterans Day and
Memorial Day. The Task Force also collaborates where appropriate with Seton Hall Law’s
Health Justice clinic to facilitate access to legal services for veterans.
Military History at SHU Seton Hall University has a long and illustrious military history and is an ROTC school
(South Orange campus). Since 1893, we have been training our students in the military
sciences. Our alums have distinguished themselves in the military and civilian sectors.
For over 100 year, Seton Hall's Pirate Battalion Alumni have given their service.
Many Seton Hall alums are currently serving in the armed forces. Seton Hall alumni
are active and proud in the military and the private sector. There are 90,000 Seton
Hall graduates across the globe. Put this powerful network to work for you.