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Notre Dame recognizes the extraordinary contributions and sacrifices members of the armed services have made and we also understand the challenges of transitioning from soldier to student. The University has a long history of providing quality educational programs that meet the needs of all students and has been proud of the opportunities it affords veteran students–whether they are traditional students studying full-time in the Women’s College or working professionals balancing full-time work and part-time study in the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies.
We want your experience at Notre Dame to be successful as you pursue your academic and personal goals.
Special Veteran Programs
Yellow Ribbon Program
The University has established an agreement with the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The University has committed $4000 for up to 10 full-time undergraduate students each year and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.
Troops to Teachers
The University is an approved provider of teacher certification in Maryland and thus able to participate in the Troops to Teachers program. Troops to Teachers is a federal program funded by the Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES). The program provides a link between active duty and veteran armed service members who desire to pursue a career in education by providing counseling, financial and placement assistance.
- The veteran must first apply and be admitted into the University.
- The student must then obtain an Application for Program of Education Form (VA form 22-1990) from the Department of Veterans Affairs by visiting the VA Web site, or the VA representative in the registrar’s office.
- After completing the application, the veteran sends a copy of the application or hand delivers the form to the registrar’s office. Students must be registered for classes before enrollment certification can be sent to the Buffalo Regional Processing Center.