Georgetown is proud of and committed to supporting its more than 300 students and alumni who are on active duty or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
This support dates back to the U.S Civil War and continues today with the students who are currently pursuing undergraduate and graduated degrees at Georgetown.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, allows Georgetown to make agreements with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the $17,500 per year payable to private and foreign institutions. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and Veterans Affairs matches the same amount as the institution.
The student-run Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUSVA) promotes a close community of student-veteran fellowship while staying active with the university community and acting as ambassadors in the Washington, D.C., area.
In addition, the Georgetown University Veterans Office assists veterans in making the transition from combat to the classroom as smooth as possible.