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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:

  • All graduate programs listed in the JMU Graduate Catalog are approved for active military and veteran benefits.
  • Veterans and active-duty military who live in Virginia, including those who move here to attend school, are eligible for in-state tuition. Spouses and dependents may also be eligible.
  • Post 9-11 Veterans and active-duty military, spouses, and dependents may be eligible for up to 36 months of benefits that may include tuition and fees, books and supplies and a monthly housing allowance.
  • Benefits not used for undergraduate education can often be used towards graduate school.
  • Graduate students are eligible to contract with ROTC for benefits.
  • 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: 


Phone: 540-568-6569


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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