A Commitment to Veteran Success

Military veterans bring to the classroom and workplace a valuable set of skills and experiences. At John F. Kennedy University, we are fully committed to providing our veteran students the services and support they need to realize their fullest potential. As a Yellow Ribbon School, we offer our veteran students the opportunity to receive their education at little to no cost. Veteran students are also eligible for credit for military training. Finally, our VALOR Center connects veterans with a full range of support to help them navigate successfully from military service to academia and beyond.


  • VALOR Center offers a full suite of academic, professional, and community support from orientation all the way to career transition
  • Veteran-specific financial aid makes a higher education low cost or free
  • Credit for military training



Credit for Military Training

Following the guidelines provided by American Council on Education (ACE), veteran students will be able to receive up to nine quarter credits for military service at JFK University. For all branches of the service except for the Air Force, students will need to order their Joint Service Transcripts (JST). All interested students are encourage to contact the VALOR Center for assistance


The JFK University VALOR Center

Our efforts to serve veteran transition are spearheaded by the JFK University VALOR Center. Run by veterans for veterans, the center’s dedicated staff members and volunteers understand veteran transition best because they’ve been there themselves. From veteran-specific workshops to peer mentoring to simply providing a quiet place to which to escape, the VALOR Center is there every step of the way.


Veterans May Attend JFK University for Little or No Cost

Veterans eligible for the the post-9/11 GI Bill normally receive reimbursement for tuition up to the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate at a California public college. With the Yellow Ribbon program, the VA will pay half of the difference between the tuition at JFK University and that of a California public college. Then JFK University will waive the remaining portion.

Service doesn’t need to end when you take off your uniform.

VALOR Events