Veteran's Certification

Immediately following registration held in the beginning of each semester, students who are enrolled in a V.A. approved program may be eligible for benefits through the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. All inquiries concerning the certification should be directed to the Office of Student Records.

If requested, Loyola University New Orleans is required to provide Veterans Administration with copies of grades and academic records to support certifications or to show failure to meet progress requirements without seeking prior approval of the individual veteran.

Loyola University participates in the Post 9-11 Yellow Ribbon Program. If a student is 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit, Loyola will contribute $12,000 towards tuition and fees for eligible undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and law students and VA will match this amount for qualified students.  Note: the College of Law will provide this Yellow Ribbon benefit to 25 eligible students.

These funds are paid directly to the university. All questions regarding Yellow Ribbon should be directed to Kathy Gros, Director of Student Records, or call 504-865-3237.   For additional information on this program, please visit the VA website -

Credit Hour Certification Rules for all veterans:


Classification Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2Time LT 1/2 Time 1/4 Time
Undergraduate 12 9 6 5 3
Graduate 6 4.5 3 1-2  
Law 9 6 4.5 4 3
Summer School 6 - 3 1-2