Information for Military Students

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences is committed to maintaining its long, collaborative history with the military. As part of this collaboration, we’re proud to offer special consideration for servicemen and women on active duty, stationed abroad or those who have recently separated or retired.

Ranked a top 25 College for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report, GW’s online graduate programs are designed to reach military personnel around the globe, provide a flexible schedule for program completion and build on the skills obtained in military medical services to propel their career or make a smooth transition into civilian health care.

Military Benefits

More than 1,500 GW military students, veterans and their families attend GW and benefit from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits. Veterans and active military servicemen and women may also take advantage of several benefits offered by GW:

  • GW Health Science Programs offer a waiver of the $60 admission application fee for active-duty U.S. military personnel
  • Online and asynchronous course structure accommodates any schedule - even for students deployed or on a overseas assignment
  • GW is VA approved and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • The Yellow Ribbon awards up to $5,120 for graduate students
  • To enhance our commitment to our military, GW has a Veterans Services Office and Student Veterans of America chapter.

GW is committed to providing the highest level of student and financial services to those who have served in our armed forces. Service members are invited to contact GW’s Office of Veteran Services for more information on the benefits and opportunities we provide; this office is the VA certifying official for the university.

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