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 academic life.



  • 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 33 Post 9/11 Tuition/Fees & Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance


Yellow Ribbon Program

Golden Gate University has been a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program since its inception in August 2009.

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.



  • Students need to complete and submit a GGU VA Certification Request form along with their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and DD214 to our office to initiate the certification process.
  • The Veteran's Administration provides each eligible Veteran, who has 100% of Chapter 33 benefits, $22.805.34 for academic year 2017 - 2018 (fall, spring and summer).
  • Once the $22.805.34 is exhausted, Golden Gate University (GGU) provides a grant of up to 50% of tuition costs (not to exceed $14,000 per trimester).
  • The Veterans Administration (VA) matches the other 50% of tuition costs.
  • An eligible Veteran may incur no tuition costs out of pocket.


EXAMPLE: 2018 - 2019

(9 units / term)
(12 units / term)
Fall Term: $9,220.00 $8,005.00
Spring Term: $9,220.00 $8,005.00
Summer Term: $5,231.94 $7,661.94
(for summer term)
GGU Contribution: $1,994.03 $171.53
VA Contribution: $1,994.03 $171.53
If the Veteran attends summer, all tuition will be covered up to $28,000.
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.



Visit the GI Bill® Website: or call 1-888-442-4551

*Students applying for VA benefits are strongly encouraged to review any possible changes to VA benefits at as benefits may change at any time without prior notice.

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



VA Certifying Officer


Student Veterans Services provides resources and referrals so that veterans can successfully navigate academic (and civilian, if applicable) life.

Some areas of which we have knowledge:
  • Finding housing in the Bay Area
  • Connecting with Veterans on campus
  • Getting involved whether an online student or in-person
  • Who to talk to when issues arise whether it's personal or academic



Veterans Services Coordinator, Office of Student Life


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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Office of Career Planning


The Office of Student Life helps students build their co-curricular experience whether through skill and professional development or campus involvement. We also hold events to recognize the contributions of our veterans and active military students, staff, and faculty. If you are a veteran student interested in developing additional professional skills or participating in a Student Veteran's Association -- a student-run organization, contact the Office of Student Life.

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Office of Student Life


The Office of Disability Resources & Academic Accommodations provides accommodations and resources to students in order to offer equal access to education. Services are tailored to meet 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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Office of Disability Resources & Academic Accommodations


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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Office of Wellness Resources


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.