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Veteran's Education Benefits


Veteran Tuition Assistance Benefits for Nursing

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 and 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.  Some benefits you might consider:

  • Special Pricing — Veterans and their families are eligible to receive exclusive savings on tuition rates for all Jacksonville University courses.
  • Study Anytime — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world!
  • 8 week courses start 6 times per year.
  • Take 1 course per session or take a session off
  • Dedicated military student support

The federal government provides a number of tuition assistance programs for veterans. The GI Bill offers the most benefits, however the assistance you tap into depends on when you left the military. Below is a summary of some of the benefits available. This list is not comprehensive so it is highly  recommended that you conduct your own research.

Montgomery GI Bill®

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

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

This benefit is for veterans who have an honorable discharge and at least 90 days of service since 9/2011. If you served after 2001, you may qualify for up to 100% of tuition. 

The Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)

DTAP is designed for servicemembers who are separating from the military with a service-connected disability. It includes all the regular TAP content, plus additional material specifically for disabled veterans. DTAP helps disabled veterans: Determine job readiness, address individual special needs, Understand the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, access vocational rehabilitation services and receive VA disability benefits sooner through the Benefits Delivery at Discharge and Quick Start programs.

Yellow Ribbon Program

JU participates in the Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program. JU will contribute up to 50% of the tuition balance, as matched by, the Veterans Administration. The Yellow Ribbon Program does have exclusions. Students who are active duty, a student of the Division of Aeronautics, or Department of Orthodontics, are not covered by Yellow Ribbon. Complete the VA form 22-1990 on the www.gibill.va.gov website.

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) NNEI Scholarship

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 and it provides up to $31,080 to support qualified registered nurses. This great benefit is only available for nursing. The application process for this scholarship is rigorous, however 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.

For More Information:

Whether you are an active servicemember or a veteran, there is a program available for you.  If you would like to learn more about your options just fill in the form to your right to access our learning library or to have a specialized enrollment representative contact you.