Thank you to all of our military students and alumni. We appreciate everything you have done for our country.
We support our military students in several different ways:
Application Fee Waiver
As a small token of our appreciation, we waive the application fee for all U.S. Military applicants. Just enter on the application that you have served and the branch of service, and your fee is automatically waived.
Wharton’s Military Network
We recognize that our military applicants are faced with unique circumstances and we welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible. We have a very tight network of military students and alumni, and we would be happy to connect you up with any of them so that they can share their personal perspectives and experiences. You also can read more stories about military students and veterans in the EMBA program on our site.
Wharton Veterans Club
The Wharton Veterans Club is committed to assisting transitioning service members and veterans who are interested in pursuing an MBA. There are more than 80 veterans and active military members in the club, and they take great pride in their military service and are extremely proud to be a part of the Wharton community.
Military students who qualify for all military financial aid programs can substantially reduce their total out-of-pocket expenses for the program. We’ve included some resources for additional information about financial aid below.
Both active duty service members and veterans are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI BILL®. The 2020-2021 GI BILL® annual payment for someone who is 100% eligible is approximately $25,000. This amount generally increases by a small percentage every year so check the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for the most up-to-date information.
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM
Veterans who are eligible for 100% of the GI BILL® and no longer on active duty at the start of the summer term can qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Wharton has an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon spots for the full-time and executive MBA Program. Applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program is not difficult — once accepted, students simply submit their certificate of eligibility to the Registrar’s Office.
BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH)
Benefits include a basic allowance for housing and a stipend for books. To calculate your estimated benefits, enter your own personal information using the GI Bill Comparison Tool on the VA website.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
Military students may qualify for additional scholarships, including the FRA Education Foundation, LunaCap Foundation, and AT&T Veterans. Wharton’s EMBA program also awards a few merit-based scholarships each year. These scholarships are based on the individual applicant and the applicant pool. Consideration is automatic, and awards are granted as part of the admissions offer.
Please contact us with any questions you might have about the application process or the program itself. We look forward to serving you.