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Bryant University is ranked No. 3 on the Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities North) list by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

Veteran Benefits

We are proud to work with students who are eligible to receive benefits through the military. We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon program for students eligible for chapter 33 benefits at 100% coverage on a first-come, first-serve basis. The VA website has information about the types of benefits available.

How do I apply for benefits through the military?

First, you will need to complete the VA application for educational benefits. If you are found to be eligible, you’ll receive a Certificate of Eligibility (or Notice of Eligibility), which you can submit to the Registrar’s Office, care of

What happens once I submit my Certificate of Eligibility

We will verify your enrollment each semester. You may also need to verify enrollment online using the WAVE program in order to receive benefits (currently, only Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607).

What happens if I have to make a change in my veteran status?

You are responsible for reporting any change in enrollment or directory information as this information must be reported to the VA to keep your record current.

Can I receive outside assistance in addition to my veteran benefits?

Yes, you are responsible for reporting all outside assistance (scholarship, tuition assistance from an employer, etc.) to the financial aid office as soon as that information is available to you as this may affect your total benefit.

Are veterans' family members eligible for benefits?

Any Veterans Administration program is available to eligible veterans and/or their dependents. Contact your local Veterans Administration Office if you feel you meet these requirements:

  • Children, spouses, widows, or widowers of veterans who died or were permanently/totally disabled in or as a result of service in the armed forces of the United States;
  • Children of servicemen or servicewomen missing in action, or prisoners of war for more than 90 days;
  • Qualified veterans who were on continuous active duty for at least 181 days ending after January 1, 1965, or people currently on active duty.


Dennis Cosmo '19

Dennis "Denny" Cosmo '19

  • Entrepreneurship
Complementary Minor:
  • Communication

An Army veteran, he hopes to use his Bryant experience to establish a Rhode Island-based social enterprise business.

Hometown: Cranston, RI

More Than a Major

  • Leadership
  • Clubs