Using Veterans Education Benefits

​​​​​All of the Department of Veterans Affairs chapters and tuition assistance are approved at Jacksonville University. This includes programs for Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans and Dependents. All majors, minors and graduate programs in our JU academic catalog are approved. Jacksonville University proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, meaning the tuition cost is zero for veterans, spouses and dependent children who are 100% eligible under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

A summary of VA and selected military scholarship opportunities at Jacksonville University are outlined below. For more information about these and other opportunities, refer to ​this PDF about using your veterans education benefits at JU.​

Post 9/11 GI Bill Program (Chapter 33)

Veteran, Spouse and dependent children

  • 100% eligible = Yellow Ribbon – veteran served at least 36 months of active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001
  • JU matches Yellow Ribbon
  • Tuition and Yellow Ribbon paid to school- up to full tuition
  • Book stipend paid to student - Up to $1,000 per year
  • Housing allowance paid to student – Up to $1,500 per month, more than ½ time

Active Duty and Spouse of Active Duty Member

  • 100% eligible – member has served at least 36 months of active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001
  • Not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
  • Tuition paid to school – Up to $21,970.46 per year
  • Book stipend paid to student – Up to $1,000 per year
  • Not eligible for housing allowance from VA GI Bill

Veteran, spouse and children

  • Less than 100% eligible – veteran served less than 36 months of active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001
  • Less than 100% eligibility
  • Not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
  • Tuition paid to school – pro-rated on eligibility percentage
  • Book stipend paid to student – pro-rated on eligibility percentage
  • Housing allowance paid to student - pro-rated on eligibility percentage, more than ½ time

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)

Spouses and Children of service members who died in the line of duty, after Sept. 10, 2001

  • Not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
  • Tuition paid to school – Up to $21,084.89  per year at JU.
  • Book stipend paid to student – Up to $1,000 a year for books
  • Housing allowance paid to student - Up to $1,500 per month per term, more than ½ time

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program (Chapter 35)

  • Spouses and children of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition
  • Monthly amount paid directly to the student for full-time training

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB/AD) Program (Chapter 30)

  • Active Duty and Veterans who served on active duty for at least two years
  • Monthly amount paid directly to the student for full-time training

Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB/SR) Program (Chapter 1606)

  • Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard
  • Monthly amount paid directly to the student, for full-time training

Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) Program (Chapter 1607)

  • Selected Reserve called to Active Duty in support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress
  • Monthly amount, depending on the amount of time served, paid directly to the student for full-time training

Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP) Program (Chapter 32)

  • Separated or Active Duty, if you elected to make contributions from your military pay
  • M​onthly amount paid directly to the student, for full time training

Vocational Rehabilitation Education Benefits (VR&E) Program (Chapter 31)

  • Veterans with a disability rating
  • Counseling, training, education and job placement assistance
  • Tuition, fees and books paid to school – full amount

Tuition Assistance (TA)

  • Active duty
  • Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard
  • Tuition – paid to school
  • Tuition and fees – up to $4,500 per FY

Children of Fallen Patriots

  • 40% of the tuition paid by JU
  • 60% of the tuition paid by Children of Fallen Patriots foundation

ROTC

  • Full scholarship
    • 4-year scholarship = full tuition, fees and stipend for full 4 years
    • 2 & 3-years scholarships = full tuition, fees and stipend for 2 or 3 years
  • Non-scholarship – no tuition or fee benefit
  • Minor – no tuition or fee benefit​

​Learn more about the scholarship opportunities available at Jacksonville University. (PDF)