Military Benefits

Military Veteran Benefits

Whether your status is veteran or active-duty military, we have graduate and undergraduate options to help you take charge of your transition to civilian life.

FINANCIAL AID

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

 

YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Golden Gate University is in the top 20% 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 fully 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 $19,1981.31 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.

 

EXAMPLE

Chapter 33 allocation is: $19,198.31
Fall semester tuition is: - $12,000
Spring semester tuition is: - $12,000
Balance owing is: - $4,801.69

GGU pays 50%:

VA pays 50%:

+$2,400.84

+$2,400.84

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

 

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Contact GGU's VA Certifying Officer:
CAREER PLANNING

The Office of Career Planning (OCP) supports student veterans in strategic career management. We help veterans identify their transferable skills which can be effectively marketed for civilian positions. OCP partners with veteran support services to deliver specialized programming that helps students communicate their value to employers.

 
Services Include:
  • Confidential, one-on-one appointments
  • Career assessments
  • Resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviews
  • Guidance in interviewing, networking and salary negotiations
  • Opportunities to connect with employers

 

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STUDENT LIFE

The Office of Student Life helps students build their co-curricular experience whether through skill and professional development or campus involvement. Veterans can develop additional professional skills, as well as join the Student Veteran's Association -- a student-run organization. We also hold events to recognize the contributions of our veterans and active military students, staff, and faculty.

 

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DISABILITY SERVICES

Disability Services provides accommodations and resources to students in order to offer equal access to education. Services are tailored individual student needs. Students are encouraged meet with the disability services coordinator to discuss their needs and involvement in the disability services program.

 
We provide assistance with many types of disabilities, including:
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Learning difficulties
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Severe depression

 

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WELLNESS RESOURCES

The counselors at GGU Wellness Resources know that it can take a while for the transition from military culture to civilian life to settle into place. We can help you create a plan for moving forward in the best way for you. All services are private and confidential and include assessment, referral and private support by appointment. Most services are free of charge, including the first four private appointments.

 
Personalized assistance with many wellness-related issues, including:
  • Coping with stress
  • Managing exam anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dealing with illnesses or accidents
  • Concerns about substance use
  • Managing commitments to family, relationships and school

 

Not in San Francisco?

Don't let that stop you from asking for support. We can find local resources so you can receive the help you deserve close to where you live, work and attend classes.

 

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LAW SCHOOL VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTER

GGU Law’s Veterans Legal Advocacy Center seeks to open the profession to more of our distinguished veterans and to both create and partner with others to offer programs that serve our students and support the legal needs of the broader veterans community.

 

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.