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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $2,624
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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George Mason University

George Mason University is a 4-year, public university located in Fairfax, VA. Students at GMU can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate degree programs.

George Mason University Military & Veteran Support Programs

GMU offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is George Mason University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, GMU is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is George Mason University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, GMU is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are George Mason University’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

GMU’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

What are George Mason University’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

GMU’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does George Mason University offer online degree programs?

Yes, GMU offers online degree programs. 

Is George Mason University approved for Tuition Assistance?

GMU is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does George Mason University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, GMU has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Is George Mason University a MyCAA school?

Yes, GMU is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from George Mason University

The mission of the Office of Military Services at Mason is to assist veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in making a successful transition into the Mason community. Our goal is to help these students in a number of capacities including counseling and advising on benefits, academic and admissions advising, and career transition.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 11,924
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 11,924
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $2,624
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    Undergraduate
  • All
  • Amount
    $5,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $11,924
    In State
    $34,370
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $10,328
    In State
    $28,448
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    Campus
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    Campus
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,200
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 200
Student Population
  • Student Count
    23,179
    Undergraduate
    11,380
    Graduate
    2,222
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    46.3%
    Population
  • Female
    53.7%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    580
    SAT Math
    570
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    26
    ACT
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