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Welcome to Rutgers University. We're excited that you've considered us as you build your future through a great education.

For veterans who are settling into student life, we recommend you make use of the programs and events we provide to veterans as well as our services to all adult learners to help smooth your transition and make your time here productive and rewarding.

Please,

  • get in touch with your services campus veterans services coordinator to get guidance and help solving problems.
  • sign up for our mentoring program to tap into the experiences of Rutgers community members who know what it's like to be a veteran on campus;
  • attend orientations and other events that help you build a strong community with other scholars who also share a proud history of service to our county;
  • contact the if you will be receiving tuition assistance under the GI Bill. Under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, schools are paid directly by the VA up front, so please get in touch with the registrar as soon as possible after you've formally accepted your enrollment offer to get things rolling.

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If you're looking at Rutgers and are considering taking advantage of the education benefits offered by Veterans Affairs, you will want to first ensure that the VA deems you eligible for those benefits and that it has your chosen course of study on an approved list.

Make sure you're eligible
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website states who is eligible for education benefits, and the Veterans Online Application website also outlines the forms needed to support an initial application for those benefits.

For questions on the GI Bill, you can also call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

Make sure your program is approved
You should also check that the Rutgers program you're interested in has gained approval. If you seek to take courses at Rutgers but not as part of a degree program in other words, as a nonmatriculating student be especially careful that your course of study has been cleared.

Here's an inventory of programs offered by institutions of higher learning in New Jersey that have received approval. Rutgers programs are listed on pages 66 through 79; the length of that list illustrates the breadth of offerings at Rutgers. We grant degrees in more than 100 bachelor's programs