Military & Veteran

Military member and Johnson & Wales graduate posing for photo

JWU is a participant of the Principles of Excellence and Post 9/11 GI Bill programs.

Take Charge of Your Career

You have the discipline — now earn a degree at JWU, named a Top Military Friendly School by GI Jobs.

At JWU, you’ll find a variety of professionally focused on-campus and online degree programs. We offer small classes in a supportive atmosphere taught by faculty with industry experience, and an uncommon depth of career services.

JWU also offer a variety of services to help support your transition from active duty to student life, including:

  • Academic counseling to help you meet your academic goals
  • Career counseling to help you develop and apply career knowledge
  • Free and confidential personal counseling
  • Personal Financial Planners to assist with financial aid, benefits and payment plans
  • Center for Academic Support offering tutoring and help with writing, studying and test taking, as well as information regarding disability accommodations


Johnson & Wales University is a Yellow Ribbon participating institution.

JWU’s contributions to help students cover their college expenses are matched dollar-for-dollar by the federal government. We are a proud participant of the Principles of Excellence and Post 9/11 GI Bill® programs, and we are a signed institution with the DoD MOU.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Program Benefits:

  • 100% Eligibility with 36 months of service after 9/10/2001
  • Up to $1,000 yearly for books and supplies
  • Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate at E-5 with dependents
  • Remaining net tuition and fees after Post 9/11, federal, state and institutional aid is paid equally between the VA and JWU if the student is eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program

Our dedicated staff is here to help you through the admissions process, and there are more online resources that may also be of assistance to you.

Johnson & Wales Resources
Catalog | Student Handbook

U.S. Army Officers’ Training Program (ROTC)

JWU students who are enrolled at our Providence Campus can also participate in Providence College’s Army ROTC program (subject to eligibility requirements) — where Military Science courses are maintained, offered and taught. The U.S. Army Officers’ Training Program (ROTC) teaches teamwork, leadership and responsibility through a curriculum of Military Science courses, and scholarship opportunities are available.

Explore Military Science options via the JWU Catalog.

The Patriot Battalion, headquartered at Providence College, serves Johnson & Wales University, Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and UMass Dartmouth.

External Resources

The College Scorecard
The College Scorecard is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.

The College Navigator
The College Navigator is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.

The “Paying for College” Website
Paying for College can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to 3 schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid offer information.

Application Timeline

1. Complete the application for Education Benefits to activate benefits. Apply to JWU at Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or 28-1905 (CH 31) to School Certifying Official (SCO).

2. 30 days prior to semester starts: fall and spring the SCO automatically submits certification to the VA. Summer semester, the SCO emails students to verify the use of benefits and submits certification once student confirms.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and use JWU’s school code: 003404. Chapters 33 and 31: Tuition goes directly to Johnson & Wales University. Student receives Monthly Housing Allowance one month in arrears during active enrollment dates. Payments for Chapters 30, 32, 35, 1606, and 1607 are paid directly to the student.

NOTE: For information regarding academic program licensing and certification, visit the Licensure & Professional Certification Disclosures page of the catalog.

NOTE: For GI Bill and CH 31 Vocational Rehab students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e), which means that GI Bill and CH 31 Vocational Rehab students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.

The 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

School Certifying Officials

Jaime Wager: 401-598-1483

Ed Langham: 980-598-1315

Jaime Wager: 401-598-1483