In honor of Veterans’ Day, we want to express our gratitude to all members of the military. The character and leadership experiences that military students and alumni bring to our EMBA program and the entire Wharton community is invaluable. We support our military students with several programs:
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.
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 was 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
Beginning August 1, 2022, both active duty service members and veterans may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. For those who qualify, Wharton has an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon spots for the full-time and executive MBA Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program awards $20,000 per fall and spring semesters, for a total of $80,000 over the two year 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.
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.
Please contact us with any questions you might have about the application process or the program itself. We look forward to serving you.
Barbara Craft, Admissions Director (San Francisco)
Diane Sharp, Admissions Director (Philadelphia)