The initial decision on residency will be made by our undergraduate Admissions Office. To be eligible for a military exception, you would need to be assigned a permanent duty station in Virginia (Note: The Pentagon is actually in Virginia.)
Receiving VA Benefits does not automatically qualify a servicemember/veteran/dependent for in-state tuition and residency. Please contact the following individuals with questions regarding residency:
If you are an incoming student and have questions about the fall semester and domicile, please contact Tammy Senger-Puckett in our Admissions Office at 540-568-5681.
If you have questions after your initial semester’s domicile or your situation changes, please contact Linda Combs at 540-568-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Combs handles all domicile reclassifications.
Attention - VA MOST LIKELY will not pay until end of September for Fall semesters and end of February for Spring semesters
Click here for eligibility and more information about this program.Click here to go to the VA website
Information about using scholarships with Post 9/11 is now posted on the website. Click on "Post 9/11 and tuition/fee specific aid" on the lefthand bar (under the Post 9/11 link) or click here.
Thanks to VA’s new GI Bill® Comparison Tool , you can now find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries. Before this tool launched, estimating how much beneficiaries may receive under the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit was challenging. The new comparison tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with just one click.
Post 9/11 Recipients - JMU requires the full Room/Board charges to be paid upfront by the University deadline. If you are less than 100% eligible, please pay your remaining percentage of tuition upfront. If you are out-of-state, you must pay the difference in your tuition;Post 9/11 only covers the in-state portion of tuition
Be sure to have money upfront to cover room/board or at least 2 months of living expenses before VA processes and pays your semester enrollment
Chapter 1606, 1607, 30, 35 Recipients - Please pay your entire semester bill by the University deadline each semester. You may factor in any financial aid, loans, Federal and State T/A (if eligible), MSDEP (if eligible), monthly payment plan, scholarships, and any other aid when paying your bill.
University Business Office at 540-568-6505 (current students)
May 2013 - JMU has achieved Bonze Level Certification for Virginia Values Veterans (V3)!
May 2013 - JMU hosted the Virginia's Universities Value Veterans (UV2) event in May 2013. 130 participants representing 43 different higher education institutions attended.
If a student is to receive VA benefits for a semester or summer session, he/she must complete his/her personalized “JMU Request for Veterans Educational Benefits” form (received via email) in its entirety (including advisor signatures) and return via the delivery instructions on page 2 of the form. Course schedule must be set (overrides secured; no changes to be made) before turning in the form. Failure to return the form could significantly delay payments from VA. Please contact Trudy with any questions.
Only courses for your major(s) require advisor initials and signatures. If the course counts for a gen-ed, minor, or degree only, it does not require a signature.