Veterans, Beneficiaries & Active Duty

Ranked 59th by U.S. News & World Report in their "Best Colleges for Veterans," we help our veterans, beneficiaries, and active duty service members navigate the world of higher education — from applying and becoming a student to graduation and pursuing a career.

Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio provides small class sizes, meaning you'll get to know your classmates and professors. With the Student Veterans Association (SVA), you'll meet other veterans, beneficiaries and active duty members pursuing their education at DU.

Along the way, programs like Peer to Peer Network will help you become familiar with academia by connecting you with veterans with experience in the University of Denver community.

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Financial Aid

All veterans, beneficiaries, and active duty service members who are eligible for GI Bill® education benefits can apply those benefits to pay for their education. We also waive undergraduate application fees for veterans, beneficiaries and active duty service members.

Learn more about our financial aid offerings and how you can fund your education at DU.


GI Bill® Comparison Tool

The GI Bill® Comparison Tool helps student veterans understand the amount of tuition that will be paid to an institution on their behalf, as well as the amount of scholarships, grants and loans they'll need if tuition isn't fully covered by the GI Bill®.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

For Undergraduate Applicants

Veterans and active duty service members enter as transfer students. Check out our credit transfer guidelines to see how your completed coursework can be applied to a DU education.

For Graduate Applicants

Graduate application requirements differ by program, but there are standard admission criteria for all applicants. Learn about transcript, GPA, standardized test and supplemental document requirements.

I chose the University of Denver because of their exceptional service to veterans and their outstanding financial aid packages. The Student Veterans Association and university faculty assist me in using my benefits to the fullest while obtaining a quality education that can best prepare me for my professional future.

Jake Molnar

Support Services

Student Veterans Association

Working to increase awareness of veterans issues around campus, the Student Veterans Association also creates a community for veterans on campus and educates veterans on their available benefits.

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Veterans Advocacy Project

Offered through Sturm College of Law, this clinic helps veterans who may have a VA Disability Compensation case or Discharge Upgrade claim.

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Right Foot Forward

Right Foot Forward matches veterans with industry professionals, providing mentoring, networking and learning opportunities to students in preparation for their post-graduation job search. After completing the program, participants also receive a suit from Brooks Brothers.

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Peer to Peer Network

Peer to Peer Network connects veteran students with veterans who have experience with the University of Denver. Designed to help students to become familiar with higher education, this mentorship program is available to all veteran students.

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Disability Services Program

We provide a variety of support services for students with disabilities, including classroom accommodations and health services.

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"It's no question that the veterans who work and study at the University of Denver enhance this community."

Chancellor Emerita Rebecca Chopp

I chose the University of Denver because the Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one the leading schools in the world of international relations. Korbel offers a security studies program with a variety of classes to choose from, which allows me to customize my learning experience.

Darren Grant

After You're Admitted

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 website at