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Enrollment: Veterans Benefits


Golden Gate University is in the top 15% nationwide of colleges and universities who have committed to a large dollar grant to the Yellow Ribbon Program for our country's Veterans to start or complete their educational goals.

How it Works

  • The Veteran must submit their DD 214 and all pages of their COE (Certificate of Eligibility) to the University Financial Aid Office.
  • The Veteran must be fullly admitted to GGU (either full admission or conditional admission) and enrolled in classes.
  • The Veteran's Administration provides each eligible Veteran, who has 100% of Chapter 33 benefits, $19,198.31 for an academic year (fall, spring and summer).
  • Once the $19,198.31 is used up, GGU provides a grant of up to 50% of tuition costs (not to exceed $12,000 per trimester).
  • The Veterans Administration matches the other 50%.
  • An eligible Veteran may incur no tuition costs out of pocket.


100% Chapter 33 allocation is:
Fall semester tuition is:
- $12,000
Spring semester tuition is: - $12,000
Balance owing is: - $4,801.69

GGU pays 50%:

VA pays 50%:



There is no cost to the Veteran. If the Veteran attends summer, all the tuition will be covered up to $24,000. Satisfactory academic progress criteria apply both at the institution level and with the VA for benefits to continue.

GGU tuition discounts and/or scholarships/grants are applied towards a portion of tuition costs only and may not be on top of the Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon. Students may not receive GGU tuition discounts and/or GGU scholarships/grants on top of the 100% tuition coverage by the Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon benefits.

The Veterans Administration determines the Veterans eligibility and issues a Certificate of Eligibility which must be submitted to GGU by the Veteran.

To Determine Your Eligibility

For More Information on GGU's Participation

  • Contact GGU's VA Certifying Officer at 415-442-7283 or


Qualifying Veterans may use these benefits toward GGU tuition:

  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Tuition/Fees & Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill: Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill: Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

To initiate the certification of your GGU enrollment to the VA

  • Contact GGU's VA Certifying Officer in the Financial Aid Office at 415-442-7283 or

GGU's academic programs of study are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, US Code.