As a veteran, you have more options available to you to pay for college.  Student aid is based on a simple “need” formula.

COA – EFC = need   

 [cost of attendance – expected family contribution = need]

The anticipated cost of attending Sheridan or Gillette Colleges is listed here.

After determining what the student is expected to contribute, the financial aid package is developed as follows:

Estimated Financial Assistance = grants + loans + scholarships + work study + Ch 33 tuition/fees

Only Ch 33 tuition and fee payments are considered part of the EFA.  Other VA benefits are not part of the EFC or EFA.


There are 3 main avenues for veteran students to pay for college:

GI Bill®

Wyoming Veteran Benefits

Financial Aid

Some state and federal programs can be combined; however, if tuition/fees are paid only one program can be used.

Other federal aid, such as Title IV grants and loans, can be used with any state or federal veteran benefit.

“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at