Benefits for Military Veterans & Dependents

JWU is proud to be among a select number of colleges and universities that participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), which allows you to return to higher education, and eases your transition as you move from active duty to veteran status.

Our dedicated staff is here to help you through the admissions process and help you best utilize your GI Bill benefits.

As the largest veterans' benefit program for higher education since the GI Bill of World War II, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows the federal government to match, dollar for dollar, JWU’s contributions to help you cover expenses above the maximum in-state public college tuition cost. The program also provides you with assistance toward fees, housing and even books and supplies, if you qualify with at least 36 months of active duty.

You may be eligible for this funding if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the eligibility criteria listed above.

We look forward to having you as part of the JWU community, and are committed to supporting you in your journey for career success.

JWU is approved for the training of veterans in accordance with the rules and regulations administered by the US Veterans Administration. Eligible veterans should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those living in the US should look in the Government Listings section of the Verizon White Pages to obtain the telephone number for their state's Department of Veterans Affairs office.

To learn more about the benefits available to veterans, see Types of Aid