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Jacksonville University is committed to the support of servicemembers and proud to belong to the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC), which serves active duty and reserve military in all uniformed services and their dependents.

This benefit is for servicemembers and Veterans who have an honorable discharge and at least 90 days of service since 9/11/2001. If you qualify for the program you can receive up to 100% tuition coverage for 36 months.

All active-duty servicemembers, Reservists, Guardsmen, Veterans, spouses and dependents of disabled or deceased Veterans receive a 10% savings on all undergraduate and graduate degree tuition.

Jacksonville University (JU) is proud to support those who served the United States and is committed to helping Veterans achieve their education goals. With the convenience and flexibility to study online anytime, anywhere, you can earn your degree 100% online – no matter where you are. JU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges and has provided more than 80 years of superior instruction. From dedicated program representatives, success coaches, academic advisors and responsive faculty - we're always here when you need us.

The federal government provides a number of education benefit programs for Veterans. Below is a summary of some of what is available. This list is not comprehensive, so it is highly recommended that you conduct your own research and consult with your Education Services Officer (ESO) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) representative.

JU participates in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill that helps recipients pay for tuitions costs that exceed the normal cap. JU will contribute up to 50% of the tuition balance, as matched by the VA. The Yellow Ribbon Program does have exclusions; students who are on active duty, and students in the Division of Aeronautics and Department of Orthodontics, are not eligible. Complete the VA form 22-1990 on the www.gibill.va.gov website to apply.

This program is available if you left the military prior to September 11, 2001 and it provides up to 36 months of benefits.

Also known as Chapter 31 or the VetSuccess Program, VR&E is designed for veterans with service-connected disabilities. The program helps such veterans train for, acquire and retain suitable jobs. There are strict eligibility requirements and the services provided by VR&E are extensive; contact your VA representative for a complete explanation of both.

The National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) is awarded to permanent full and part-time registered nurses who have worked for VA for at least one year to cover tuition costs and related educational expenses for courses in which they are currently enrolled. It provides up to $31,080 to support qualified registered nurses. The application process for this scholarship is rigorous, but you will be assigned a personalized NNEI coordinator who will help you with all the paperwork based on your plan of study. We will even invoice the VA directly so you won’t have to deal with the payments. This scholarship is available for both RN to BSN and MSN online degree seeking students. Contact a representative today and let us help you get started.

Are you a spouse, dependent, or survivor of a servicemember or Veteran? The Department of Defense (DoD), VA and other agencies are providing financial assistance for spouses, dependents and survivors. Many programs are available, each with their own set of requirements. A few examples of available programs are:

This program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents 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. Benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

The VA has educational benefits for Veterans’ dependents, particularly the children of deceased, disabled, MIA and POW Veterans, available in some states. Check with your VA representative to learn about programs available in your area.

There is a special provision of the GI Bill program that allows career servicemembers to share their remaining GI Bill benefits with immediate family members.

Whether you are an active servicemember or a Veteran, there is a program available for you. For questions, please chat or call to speak with an enrollment services representative at 855-300-1472.

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.

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