In exchange for a year of full-time service, AmeriCorps members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (equal to the maximum Pell Grant) that helps pay for college or pay back student loans.
GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides for an agreement between Vanguard University and the Veterans Administration (VA) to award scholarships to qualified students to fund tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Under the agreement the VA will match Vanguard University’s scholarship contribution.
- Students must qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill through the Veterans Administration and elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
- Students must qualify for Yellow Ribbon program benefits as defined by the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.
- Scholarships are available and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as required by the Yellow Ribbon program agreement.
- Recipients may receive varying amounts to be determined by semester enrollment, tuition and fee charges.
- Recipients will be awarded in the current and subsequent academic years in which the university participates in the Yellow Ribbon program and the student maintains continued enrollment and satisfactory progress according to the University Catalog.
- For students enrolled in the Traditional Undergraduate Program: $10,000 per year (Fall, Spring, & Summer)
- For students enrolled in the Professional Studies Undergraduate Program: $2,250 per year (Fall, Spring, & Summer)
Tuition & Exchange Waiver
Vanguard University is a proud member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and participates in the Tuition Waiver Exchange Program (TWEP). This program is open to undergraduate dependents of full-time faculty, staff and administrators who have one full year of employment and offers the opportunity for dependents to attend another participating CCCU member school. Vanguard offers one waiver per year with a maximum of four on campus each year. There is no cost for the student in applying for and receiving this waiver. The waiver covers full tuition only. All non-tuition charges (e.g., room, board, and fees) are the responsibility of the student. You can learn more about this program and find a list of participating member institutions on the CCCU TWEP website.
Vanguard is also a member of The Tuition Exchange Inc. (TEI), a non-faith based organization with over 600 participating member institutions. This program is literally an exchange program in that each institution must maintain a balance between students sent to other schools (“exports”) and students received on the exchange (“imports”). The Vanguard family receiving the waiver is required to pay a $35 annual fee for participation in the Tuition Exchange program. Most scholarships cover four years of undergraduate education as long as the student meets necessary institutional standards. Scholarships cover full tuition, one-half tuition for a non-resident at a public institution or a rate set by The Tuition Exchange. All non-tuition charges (e.g., room, board, and fees) are the responsibility of the student.