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Rutgers is committed to the academic success of its veteran student community.

Recognized as a center of excellence for veteran and military students among the nation's military services, Rutgers is committed to the academic success of its veteran student community. The Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services works to ensure that veteran, military, and eligible family member students are fully integrated into campus life and are able to take full advantage of the broad range of intellectual and cultural activities offered by Rutgers while having them share their diverse experiences with the university community.

Rutgers Law strives to acknowledge the diversity and various perspectives of the veteran population. There is a unique law school culture that is very different in some distinct ways than military culture. Providing an informal mentorship program and community is helping our students adjust quicker.

Academic Success Director Alison Nissen

Educational Assistance

Veterans and other persons planning to receive educational assistance benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) are advised to secure VA approval for training prior to enrollment. 

In order to be certified for Veterans Educational Assistance Benefits, veterans, war orphans, widows, and dependents must present, in person, proof of enrollment to the university Office of Veterans Affairs at the beginning of each term.

Veterans planning to train under Chapter 32 VEAP, Chapter 30 of the New (Montgomery) GI Bill of 1984, or Chapter 106 for Reservists are required by the university to pay cash for tuition, fees, books, and supplies, when due. They will receive an allowance for each month of schooling, based upon credit hours and the number of dependents.

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