Veterans and Military
Honoring Your Service
Saint Joseph’s University is proud to offer a 10 percent tuition discount on master’s degrees, adult learner and certificate programs for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans and their spouses.*
As a veteran-friendly university, we've been providing resources for men and women who serve our country for over 100 years. We've been designated as a 2022–2023 Military Friendly® School (Gold Status), and our online Master's in Education programs have been recognized in U.S. News' online education rankings as among the nation's best for veterans in 2023. We've also been recognized in the 2022 Military Times - Best for Vets Colleges and 2022-2023 Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) Pennsylvania College/University of the Year rankings.
*Please note, individual discounts cannot be combined with other offers.
Best colleges for veterans, U.S. News & World Report (2023)
Years of education and serving veterans on campus
Colleges and universities have agreements with detachment at Saint Joseph's, meaning if you join AFROTC at Det 750, you'll train and work with a variety of students.
Programs and Services
Saint Joseph’s University offers a variety of resources, programming and services for active military and veterans and their dependents.
All military service members are advised to speak with their ESO (Educational Services Officer) or counselor within their respective Military Service prior to enrolling at Saint Joseph's University.
Top Class Academics
Here, you will have the freedom to explore your interests and talents in a liberal arts, science or business program. These programs provide critical thinking and reasoning skills to pursue a wide-range of career opportunities and industries.
By joining the Saint Joseph's community, you will gain access to one of the strongest and largest alumni networks in the region to help support your career and life aspirations.
Financing Your Education
Post 9/11 GI Bill®
The education benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Saint Joseph’s University allow veterans and their families with at least 36 months of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2011, and those discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, to attend SJU full or part-time with the cost of tuition covered. Individuals who have served 90 days to 36 months of aggregate service are eligible for a percentage of their tuition to be covered. Students are encouraged to verify eligibility of benefits with the VA and visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Once accepted to Saint Joseph’s University, eligible veterans will need to provide a certificate of eligibility to Saint Joseph’s Financial Aid Office. Students will need to apply for benefits at the beginning of each session they are registered for courses.
Post 9/11 GI Billl® benefits are available for 15 years after the veteran’s last day of active duty. Veterans may be able to transfer the tuition benefits to their children or family member.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Saint Joseph's University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program to offer additional financing to those service members who qualify for 100% entitlement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 750
Detachment 750 began at Saint Joseph’s University in 1951 and is the only Air Force ROTC detachment in the Philadelphia area. The 23 crosstown universities at Det 750 provide a great mixture of campus settings, affiliations and majors, along with respected educations. You will receive exceptional leadership training from the Detachment 750 staff as well. Det 750 was recognized as the best AFROTC detachment in the Northeast Region (among similarly sized detachments) by winning the 2011 High Flight Award.
Army ROTC Task Force Dragon
SJU students are eligible to participate in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with Drexel University. All military science courses are held on Drexel's campus. The AROTC program enables a Saint Joseph's student to earn a commission in the Army while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree at Saint Joseph's. Scholarship and nonscholarship programs are available. Visit the Task Force Dragon Army ROTC website to learn more.
Military & Veteran Spouses and Dependents
If you are the spouse or dependent of a United States military veteran(s), let your admission counselor know. They can help direct you to information about benefits and guide you through the financial aid process.