Military Benefits

The University of Louisville is dedicated to serving those who have served our nation in the armed forces by offering educational support, including a range of military education benefits. Awarded Gold status for 2022-2023 by Military Friendly, the University of Louisville participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers both federal and state-level educational benefits to veterans and their family members. To discuss available benefits, please contact the Center for Military-Connected Students.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, can help eligible veterans or their family members pursue law school education by providing money toward tuition and other educational expenses. Benefit rates are determined based on the cumulative length of a veteran’s post-9/11 active duty military service. The benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be transferred to a veteran’s spouse and dependent children. All public institutions of higher education offering VA-approved programs charge tuition and fees to all such covered individuals at state-resident rates.

The VA offers several ways to apply for Post-9/11 GI Bill education assistance and resources to help you understand benefits. The VA takes an average of 30 days to process education claims, after which you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility verifying the amount of benefits and months of entitlement available to you. Please note that the University’s VA-Certifying Official will need a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.

The University of Louisville requires tuition to be paid at the time of registration. Due to the processing time you may experience with the VA, you may not be able to rely on your education benefits to cover the initial tuition payment. For more information on alternate payment plans, please contact the University Bursar.

The information in this section is subject to change. Any updates to the provisions or benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill will be provided on the VA website. For more information on veteran education benefits and resources at the University of Louisville, please contact the Center for Military-Connected Students.