The JD Program for Veterans

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Earn your JD from a military-friendly, non-profit university and pay almost nothing out of pocket? That’s a detail you wouldn’t mind volunteering for. And it’s the opportunity that Golden Gate University offers to veterans who enroll in the hybrid JD Flex program.

Our diverse student community welcomes veterans of all branches. Whether you’ve been in the workforce for a while or the ink is still drying on your DD2-14, the JD Flex program is for you. Earn your law degree without putting your life on hold. 

As a thank you for your service, we’ve put together a program that fits your needs with a financial aid package that can’t be beat.

You Earned Those Benefits, Put Them to Good Use

You’ve got the work ethic, the drive to succeed, and the GI Bill®. It’s time to focus on your goals, and we’ve got the benefits you need. Golden Gate University is in the top 15 percent nationwide of colleges and universities that have committed large grant amounts to the Yellow Ribbon Program. That means less money out of your pocket. The Yellow Ribbon Program pays for tuition costs that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t cover. GGU will pay up to $14,000 per semester, for 3 semesters per year, which is up to $42,000 per year. In addition, the VA would match anything we pay in addition to the standard tuition allocation. For more information about your eligibility and how it works, visit tuition benefits for qualifying veterans at GGU. Plus, using your GI Bill® in San Francisco gives you access to some of the most robust veterans’ benefits in the country. Get an average of $4,368 per month for housing. That’s well above average rent for the area. And $1,000 per year for books. With allowances like these, you may even have funds left over for other school-related expenses. Learn more about our tuition and military benefits.

No One Gets Left Behind

GGU has a long and rich history of serving active-duty military and veterans. Under President Otto Butz’s leadership in the 1970s and 1980s, GGU was a leader in this arena, offering programs on military installations nationwide. As a result, GGU has a large and distinguished base of military veteran alumni. GGU’s strong commitment continues, including in its announcement of an ambitious initiative to launch a full-service Veteran’s Center.

Veteran students can join the student veteran organization, which meets regularly and provides mentoring. We know that the transition to civilian life can be more challenging than you might expect. That’s why the Student Veterans Services program in the Office of Student Life helps veteran students find housing, connect with other veterans, and tackle whatever challenges come between you and your JD. 

Students can also put their skills to work for the good of all veterans by working with the Veterans Legal Advocacy Clinic. This clinic is led by Assistant Professor Daniel Devoy, a veteran of the U.S. Army and an expert in veterans’ benefits law. Professor Devoy teaches a veterans’ benefits seminar course and has performed pro bono work on behalf of military veterans. When students participate in the Veterans Legal Advocacy Clinic they take on the role of an attorney and represent underserved veterans in the community. Students help veterans gain access to the medical care and disability benefits they earned, or even help veterans attain a change of discharge status.

Your Future Is Here

Our commitment to veterans runs deep. We offer veteran students the opportunity to maximize their GI benefits while advancing their careers, and to do so in the heart of San Francisco’s legal, financial, and technology district. With small classes, robust veteran student support services, and a financial aid package that puts money in your pocket, GGU’s hybrid JD Flex program is designed with veterans in mind.

Enroll in a hybrid JD program that understands your needs and supports your goals.

Important Dates

Application Deadline
June 1st, 2023

Start Date
August 19th, 2023

JD Flex Orientation
August 18th, 2023

Upcoming Events

Next JD Flex Webinar  TBD

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