Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

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Alex Durden
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Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby Alex Durden » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:35 pm

First, I want to apologize if this is already posted. I've never had success with the search function on this browser.

Does anyone have experience with Columbia and the GI Bill. It appears that compared to many top 14 schools they have an absolutely miserable Yellow Ribbon payout. The same goes for NYU.

Has anyone gone to either school with the GI Bill? Did they, in general, shell out additional scholarships that made up for their lack of participation.

I'd appreciate any insight.

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bowser
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Re: Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby bowser » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:36 pm

starting in the 2013 Fall, Columbia/NYU will offer enough Yellow Ribbon to cover tuition+fees entirely.

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Re: Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby Alex Durden » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:51 pm

Wow, where did you hear that? I'm googling now, but just in case I don't find anything if you have a link or something . . .

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Re: Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby bowser » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:05 am

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/30/la ... -veterans/

This sounds pretty air-tight. I am a 100%-YR eligible 1L who got $0 in scholarship from CLS. I ended up on the hook for about 31K this first year, defrayed to about 26K after I got a NY veterans TAP award.

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Re: Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby Alex Durden » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:15 am

Thanks. That totally changes my application strategy.

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Re: Columbia and NYU and the GI Bill

Postby voytek » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:28 am

Also, NYU's yellow ribbon contribution doesn't suck. They contribute $20,000, which the VA will match to equal $40,000. So you get $40k from yellow ribbon and then the max for a private school ($18k) = $58,000, which will definitely cover tuition.

ETA: Columbia's contribution to YRP will also be $20,000 starting the 2013-2014 academic year.




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