In an effort to expand their support for veterans and their dependents, Northeastern University has announced a brand new benefit. They recognize that your Post-9/11 GI Bill book stipend may not be adequate considering the rising cost of textbooks. In some cases, the cost of books can exceed the $1,000 stipend paid out by the VA, and this leaves you to pay the difference.
Beginning with this current fall semester (Fall 2012), Northeastern will now offer a book stipend top-up award. If the total cost of your books exceeds $1,000 in any academic year, we will defray that additional cost to you.
How does it work?
Please keep receipts for all of the books you are required to purchase for your classes. If their cost exceeds your Post-9/11 GI Bill book stipend, you’ll need to bring those receipts to Andy McCarty. Once again, this top-up award is for any amount over $1,000. The difference will be added to your financial aid award package, and the funds will disburse directly to your student account.
Northeastern is extremely proud of thier participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and this new benefit is just one more example of how committed they are to serving us.