Graduate Students & GI Bill® Users
At the University of Denver, we offer over 120 graduate degrees, each of which emphasizes independent study, research, and professional development. The Office of Veterans & Military Resources is here to support our student veterans throughout the graduate school application and funding process. In addition to accepting eligible GI benefits, DU partners with the Yellow Ribbon Funding program, which helps make private universities, out-of-state colleges, and graduate schools accessible to qualifying student veterans.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Veterans & Military Resources at 303-871-5350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learn about the DU Admissions Process
Begin Your Application
First, you'll want to familiarize yourself with DU's graduate school Admission Policies & Procedures. Next, we recommend gathering all required materials such as transcripts and identification before beginning your application. You can find program-specific required materials, as well as deadline information, under your chosen degree here. Now you're ready to begin your application!
Activate Your GI Bill® Benefits
Your GI Bill® education benefits must first be set up with the VA, and then with DU, before they can be approved and activated. For detailed information on how to do this, visit the Office of the Registrar's GI Bill® Education Benefits page.
Transfer Your GI Bill® Benefits
GI Bill® benefits can cover service members themselves or be transferred to a qualifying spouse or dependent. All GI Bill® transfer recipients must demonstrate eligibility. Learn more about transferring GI Bill Benefits at the VA website.
Notify DU of your Intent to Use GI Bill®
Once you've activated your GI Bill® benefits with the Department of Veteran Affairs, you must notify DU by completing the Intent to Use Veteran Benefits Information Sheet and submitting it, along with a copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits, to VACertify@du.edu.
Looking for more funds? You have options.
Apply for Scholarships
If you are ineligible for the GI Bill® or seeking additional funding, scholarships are a great way to bridge the gap. Thousands of veteran-specific scholarships are available, so you'll want to start applying as soon as possible.Learn More
Apply for Yellow Ribbon Funding
The University of Denver is partnered with the Yellow Ribbon Funding Program, which offers additional financial support for costs not covered by the GI Bill®. The Yellow Ribbon Program emphasizes making out-of-state colleges, private universities, and graduate schools accessible to GI Bill® student veterans who are already at the 100% funding benchmark.Learn More
Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver
As a veteran, your health insurance is likely covered by VA health benefits. If that sounds like you, be sure to submit your Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver to opt out of the University of Denver Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).