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Bluffton University G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to Bluffton University for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending Bluffton cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for Bluffton University.

What's in it for me?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if Bluffton University's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Veterans Typically Attend Bluffton University for no More Than $16,923

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Bluffton University should not be more than $16,923.

Veteran Sticker Price$48,062
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$31,139
Total Out Of Pocket$16,923

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Bluffton University will not be fully covered. Bluffton University charges $34,502 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$34,502
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$14,267
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Bluffton University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Bluffton University awarded a total of $4,687 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 2 veterans for an average award of $2,344 ($4,687 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Bluffton University. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution
AllAllunlimited$16,000$0

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

  • Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,415, Bluffton University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,415 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,415 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Bluffton University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $2,256. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.

Off Campus Living Expenses$12,160
Post-9/11 Benefit$9,904
Total Out Of Pocket$2,256
A MHA of $1,238 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Bluffton University estimates your expenses to be ($1,400).

Supplies Expenses$1,400
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$400
Not Happy With This College? Is Bluffton University not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
College Factual is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or any Military Service.

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