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Valuable benefits that help you attend graduate school

Veterans, active duty, reservists, spouses, and dependents:

Did you know you may be eligible for valuable benefits that can help you attend graduate school?

Did you know:

  • This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.
  • Veterans and active-duty military who live in Virginia, including those who move here to attend school, may be eligible for in-state tuition.  Please contact veteran@jmu.edu for more information.
  • Veterans, Active Duty military, spouses, and dependents who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefits that may include tuition and fees, books and
    supplies and a monthly housing allowance. Contact veteran@jmu.edu for more information.
  • Benefits not used for undergraduate education can often be used towards graduate school.
  • Graduate students may be eligible to contract with ROTC for benefits. Please contact rotc@jmu.edu for more information.
  • Many additional government benefits and scholarship programs are available!


How to apply:

JMU does not determine your eligibility for federal veterans education benefits.  Apply through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website will guide you through the process, and the VA will notify JMU of your eligibility. The Registrar's Office processes your claims and other paperwork required so you receive your payments on time.

To discuss benefits available to active-duty military, veterans, reservists, spouses, and their dependents, you may get more information by:

Visit website: www.jmu.edu/registrar/veterans 

Email: veteran@jmu.edu 

Phone: 540-568-6569

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. 

Justin Constantine and wife, Dahlia

Major Justin Constantine ('92) and his wife, Dahlia, work to help other veterans successfully reintegrate into American society. Read Justin's story here.

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