Military Education Benefits for Those Who Bravely Serve Our Nation
Georgetown University is dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation’s service members, veterans, spouses, and dependents. Military-connected students enrolled in certificate, bachelor’s degree, or graduate degree programs at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies may be eligible to use military education benefits through the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs to help finance their studies.
Using Your Benefits at Georgetown University
After military-connected students have been admitted to and confirmed enrollment at Georgetown University, they must be approved to use their military education benefits. To do this, students must complete an original application if they are using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits for the first time. Admitted students who indicate they are military-connected on their application will receive an automated letter from the School of Continuing Studies with detailed instructions on how to use their Military and VA education benefits at Georgetown. Students eligible for Department of Defense education benefits must also be approved by their command or through their online education portals.
Tuition Benefits for Bachelor's & Graduate Programs
Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is committed to enhancing financial access by offering unlimited Yellow Ribbon Scholarships with no limit on the number of eligible students that can participate. Practically, SCS students who are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®—and have enough entitlement remaining to span the program—can graduate from SCS with no student debt.
To participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, students must be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate. The Yellow Ribbon Program is structured to take effect once an eligible participant has met the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum for an academic year. After an eligible student has met the Post-9/11 GI Bill® maximum, the Yellow Ribbon Program activates and will cover the remaining tuition and fees. Certain fees are not covered.
- Visit the Georgetown Military and Veterans’ Resource Center website for information on the certification process and resources available to military-connected students.
General inquiries: email@example.com
- Office of the University Registrar: Military/Veterans Benefits Office
Specific GI Bill® or certification inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Benefits for Professional Certificate Programs
Approved certificate programs are eligible for funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. These programs are covered by the GI Bill®, but not by the Yellow Ribbon Program. For questions regarding our programs or the benefits process, please contact the Georgetown Certificates VA Certifying Official at (202) 784-7144 or email@example.com.
Steps to Using Your VA Benefits for Certificate Programs:
Follow these steps to use your VA education benefits for noncredit professional certificate programs:
- If appropriate, contact the VA to determine your eligibility.
- Check with the School Certifying Official at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your program's eligibility.
- Create your Georgetown student profile. There is no cost to create your profile.
- Prior to registration, complete the VA Benefits Request Application Form and upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility using the upload widget below. Our office will not process your registration until your application is complete.
- After you are approved, register for your courses online. For payment:
- Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Vocational Rehab.: Select "Veterans Benefits" as mode of payment at time of registration. No up-front payment is required.
- Montgomery GI Bill®: You must pay course balance prior to the start of each course by credit card. Select "Credit Card" or "Payment Plan" —do not select "Veterans Benefits" as method of payment at time of registration. You will receive monthly reimbursement from the VA depending on your eligibility.
- Your enrollments will be reported to the VA by the Certifying Official as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to report any changes in your enrollment (withdrawing or transferring) or status to the Certifying Official.
- Contact Information for Certificate VA Benefits Questions:
Scholarships & Additional Financing
For more information on other military education benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
There are also a number of scholarships available to military-connected students at Georgetown and nationally.
For more information about financial options, please contact the SCS Financial Services Office.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Explore more information provided by the U.S. government about education benefits offered through the VA.