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Catawba College G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to Catawba College for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

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

What's in it for me?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if Catawba College'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 Catawba College for no More Than $12,907

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Catawba College should not be more than $12,907.

Veteran Sticker Price$45,318
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$32,411
Total Out Of Pocket$12,907

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Catawba College will not be fully covered. Catawba College charges $31,436 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$31,436
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$11,201
*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 Catawba College 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.

Catawba College awarded a total of $21,151 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 7 veterans for an average award of $3,022 ($6,043 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 Catawba College. 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
UndergraduateCatawba College15$8,000$3,201

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $898, Catawba College falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$898 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$898 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 Catawba College thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $1,306. 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$12,482
Post-9/11 Benefit$11,176
Total Out Of Pocket$1,306
A MHA of $1,397 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 Catawba College 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 Catawba College 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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