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Military Aid

Veteran Education Benefits

Transfer Credits

  • Acceptance of General Transfer Credits: See our Admission Transfer Guide page for information on the acceptance of transfer credits at Newberry College.
  • Acceptance of Military Credits: See brochure for information on the acceptance of military credits.
  • Additional Fees: 2022-23 Catalog
  • Teacher Licensure: To become a licensed educator in South Carolina, there are additional costs to tuition. The total costs for these additional requirements is approximately $1,500, most of which are incurred in the last 2 to 3 semesters of matriculation. The list below shows the breakdown of these costs:
    • Criminal Background Check ≈ $3.00-$100 (varies based on state/# of counties/etc.)
    • Licensure Exams ≈ $45
    • Praxis I ≈ $120
    • Praxis II & PLT ≈ $170
    • Licensure Fee ≈ $70.00
    • A $125 Teacher Education Program fee is charged for EDU 224, 230, 232, 300, 341, 342, 382, 455, EDU 480/ECM 480, and EDU 483/ECM 483. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year a $50.00 course fee will be added for all teacher education candidates during the junior or senior year for completion of ProEthica Assessment via ETS.
    • A $125 Teacher Education Program fee is also charged on courses within specific licensure programs: ECE 221, 260, 352, 435, 436, 437, 438, and 457; EMD 436, 437, 438, and 439; ELE 353, ELE 445, 446, 457 and 448; ENG 335; HIS 305; MAT 336; MUS 102, 281, 381, 471, and 472; PHE 305, 440; and SCI 321.

For more information about the Licensure programs, please contact Jared Woolstenhulme.

Advisement and Course Registration
Admitted students, including students receiving VA benefits, register for classes through Wolf Den, Newberry College’s student information system. Although the responsibility rests with the student to ensure all degree requirements are met, each student is assigned an Academic Advisor to assist with planning a course of study and to give direction in both educational and career matters. All students will be assigned an advisor prior to their attendance at an orientation.  Students need the approval of their academic advisor to enroll in courses or make changes to an existing course schedule.  New students admitted for the fall semester register during the summer orientation sessions. New students admitted for the spring semester register in late fall/early winter. Continuing students can register for spring classes in late October/early November and summer and fall classes in late March/early April.

For more information on registration and advisement at Newberry College, visit the website for the Center for Student Success.

Graduation Requirements

  • The Newberry College Curriculum: The Newberry College Curriculum consists of two components to include The Core and the Major. See the Newberry College Curriculum to view the following the components of The Core Curriculum and Majors at Newberry College
  • In summer 2012 a Core Committee was formed and charged with developing a new Newberry College Core Curriculum.  At that time, it was determined that a new Core Curriculum was necessary in order to better enable Newberry College students to meet general education competencies, including critical thinking, communication, and quantitative literacy.  Also, the Core Curriculum was designed to better align with the new Newberry College Mission Statement and goals, which emphasize intellectual development, personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in a global society. Through the Core Curriculum, students are expected to encounter the basic content and methodology of the principal areas of knowledge: humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics, while learning basic skills to help prepare for life after graduation.  In order to achieve these objectives, the new Core Curriculum was structured around the Newberry College Learning Ecosystem:
    • Personal and Community Formation (“purpose focus”) – First-year core consisting of common courses for all freshmen, including Inquiry courses
    • Liberal and Empathetic Education (“knowledge focus”) – Clusters of study/Perspectives Courses/Tagged Courses
    • Professional and Knowledge Expertise (“expertise focus”) –Capstone experience within each major (hours within major)
    • Collaborative Learning and Practice (“collaborative focus”) –thematic/interdisciplinary courses
    • Intellectual, Social, and Civic Engagement (“praxis focus”) – Experiential Learning through student Internships/Practicums/Study Abroad or Study Away
  • The Major (pg 74-76)
  • For overall Degree Requirements, see Graduation.
  • Degree Maps: See “Degree Maps” by department under Undergraduate Programs (page 78) to view specific plans for your major.

Cost of Attendance

What Your VA Benefits Will Cover
A number of education benefit plans are available for eligible veterans. Following is an overview of the benefits most frequently used for enrollment at Newberry College. More detailed information about each program and its eligibility requirements is available from the Department of Veterans Affair at

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days on or after September 11, 2001. Veterans, active-duty service members, and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for these benefits. Additional financial assistance is available for eligible veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program (see below).

Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)

The Active Duty Educational Assistance Program, is for individuals who entered active duty in the military after June 30, 1985 and served continuously for three years, or who served for two years on active duty followed by four years of Selected Reserve. To be eligible, veterans must have contributed $1,200 during their first year of military service. Veterans or service personnel cannot withdraw money paid into the fund.

The Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 1606)

The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program is for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. To be eligible, reservists must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. No contribution is required. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security, as applicable.

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Educational assistance is available to the spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-related disability.
Disabled Veterans Assistance (Chapter 31) Vocational rehabilitation for service-connected disability of 10% or greater is available through this program. The benefit provides a monthly stipend and covers the cost of tuition, books and supplies. Eligibility is determined on an individual case-by-case basis.

Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP Chapter 32)

The Veterans Education Assistance Program is for individuals who entered active duty service between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985, have served a continuous period of 181 days or more, and have contributed toward the education program.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Newberry College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. All veterans who are fully eligible for the program (as determined by the VA) will receive a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. Combined with matching funds from the VA, the scholarship will cover all tuition and fee expenses at Newberry College that are not covered by Chapter 33 benefits.


Financial Aid
Financial Aid Availability

Educational Assistance
For information concerning VA benefits certification at Newberry College or if you need assistance connecting with staff in financial, academic, health or accessibility services, contact Whitney Merinar.

Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation:

The amount of student loan debt varies widely amongst our student population. On average, students that borrow their federal Direct loans graduate with $20,800 in federal student loan debt.

  • We understand that students have many options when it comes to selecting a college. Newberry College is committed to making your college experience affordable, which is why we offer one-on-one counseling to review any financial aid packages that you have from competing institutions. We will help you decipher the true out of pocket costs each institution will cost you to attend.
  • Newberry College communicates to admitted students the availability of federal financial aid in the following ways:
    • For Admits:
      • Financial Aid Estimate letters are mailed and emailed to students without a FAFSA within a week of being admitted.  This letter encourages the student to complete the FAFSA . The letter includes the students Merit aid from Newberry College and acknowledges that more aid may be available from State and Federal sources after completing the FAFSA.
      • Financial aid offer letters are mailed and emailed to students that have a completed FAFSA. The award letters will show all aid available to the student.  The Grant and Scholarships are automatically accepted.   The student is given the open to accept or decline federal student loans.  The financial aid offer letter is broken down to show estimated balances before loans and after loans so that students and their families can make an education decision about whether they should borrow the loan or not.

Application Procedures

  • Apply for admission to Newberry College.
  • Submit an application for benefits through the VA Online Application System ( or download the forms at and mail or fax the completed application to the the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • Once the Department of Veterans Affairs has determined your eligibility (typically 10-12 weeks after receiving your application), you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail. Submit a copy of the certificate to the Newberry College Office of the Registrar and to the Office of Financial Aid.

Armed Forces Tuition Assistance

Armed Forces Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each military branch the ability to pay up to 100 percent for the tuition expenses of its members. Each military branch has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the college by the individual service branch. More information is available at

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