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Veterans' Benefits

Graziadio Business School

Our University motto "Freely ye received, freely give" informs our desire to give back to those who have served. With support services ranging from benefits-counseling to veterans student organizations and an Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative grant, we are dedicated to expanding our program and supporting those who gave freely.

Learn more about Veterans at Pepperdine.

Covered Student Veterans Programs

Yellow Ribbon Program at Pepperdine University

Pepperdine is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), proudly offering tuition support (almost $3M annually) to Yellow Ribbon-eligible students. Unlike some private schools, Pepperdine does not limit (or place quotas on) the number of Yellow Ribbon-eligible students that can attend our schools at any one time. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Chapter 33. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to enter into a voluntary agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contribute funds to a veteran's unmet tuition and certifiable fee charges (student health insurance fees) when those charges exceed the amount payable under Chapter 33 (fees not certifiable include workshop fees, enrollment deposit, and Global Program Fees). Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, Pepperdine and the VA match contributions so eligible students have 100% of their tuition covered. ​

Once Yellow Ribbon eligibility is verified by the VA School Certifying Officials (SCO) in the Registrar's office, Pepperdine Graziadio will waive the required enrollment deposit. The approved waiver should reflect in WaveNet typically within one-two business days after SCO verification.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Pepperdine

Veterans Groups on Campus

Our veterans, faculty, students, and staff have come together to form multiple student groups and a University-wide veterans committee. Explore these groups, read about our veteran news, and review upcoming events to get involved.


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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.