Tuition Benefits for Qualifying Veterans

  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill®: Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®: Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
  • Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Tuition/Fees & Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
  • Active Duty Tuition Assistance

Tuition Benefits For Qualifying Veterans

To Determine Your Eligibility

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

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VA Certifying Officer

How It Works
  • 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, $26,381.37 for academic year 2022-2023 (fall, spring and summer).
  • GGU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for students that are 100% GI Bill eligible. Once the $26,381.37 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.
  • Veterans that are 100% eligible for GI Bill will now incur tuition for that term.
  • Active Duty personnel in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy may be eligible for tuition assistance (TA) benefits. Each branch has its own application process and criteria for eligibility. Therefore, please contact your duty stations Education Office to learn more about and receive approval of your benefits.
  • View class schedule samples to be considered full time by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Example: 2022-2023



(9 units / term)


(12 units / term)

Chapter 33 Assistance

Fall Term: $9,895.00 $5,629.00
Spring Term: $9,895.00 $5,629.00
Summer Term: $6,591.37 $5,629.00
Total tuition for VA funding year $26,381.37 $16,887

Yellow Ribbon Assistance

(for summer term)
GGU Contribution: $1,651.82 $0
VA Contribution: $1,651.81 $0
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.

The Helen Diller Center for Veterans of U.S. Military Service at GGU

Military-connected students at Golden Gate University enjoy special services to ensure they are understood, supported, and guided in a way that aligns with their professional goals and financial resources.

Our team of veterans and military family members are standing by to offer the following support:

  • Community - GGU provides virtual and physical spaces for our 1,000+ military students to connect, network, and access mentors.
  • Coaching - Our coaching programs ensure that you are supported during each academic transition you’ll experience. From the moment you're admitted to the university, our Student Veteran Onboarding Coach will ensure that you make the transition from service to school smoothly.
  • Military Student Success Coaching - Meet with us to explore how to best navigate GGU to accomplish as many of your academic aspirations as possible.


Disability Resources & Academic Accommodations

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

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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Office of Career Planning

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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Office of Wellness Resources

Student Life

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

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.

Learn More about GGU Law School Veterans Legal Advocacy Center

Military Friendly School

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.