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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $3,623
  • Online BAH
    $916.50
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University is a 4-year, private university located in Oakland, CA. Students at Samuel Merritt University can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

Samuel Merritt University Military & Veteran Support Programs

Samuel Merritt University offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Is Samuel Merritt University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University 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 Samuel Merritt University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University 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 [link to Contacts tab or Request Info button?].

Does Samuel Merritt University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

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 advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are Samuel Merritt University’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $??? per credit hour Samuel Merritt University’s tuition rate for active military (does/does not) exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student (may, may not) have out-of-pocket costs.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are Samuel Merritt University’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $??? per credit hour Samuel Merritt University’s online tuition rate for active military (does/does not) exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student (may, may not) have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Samuel Merritt University offer online degree programs?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University offers online degree programs. 

Is Samuel Merritt University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University 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 Samuel Merritt University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Samuel Merritt University 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 Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is Samuel Merritt University a military friendly school?

Samuel Merritt University is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a [state, Yellow Ribbon School.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is Samuel Merritt University a MyCAA school?

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

Message from Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in five academic disciplines: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Podiatric Medicine.

Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco Peninsula / San Mateo.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 0
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 0
  • 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
    $3,623
  • 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
    NO
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    $5,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Graduate
    $39,488
    In State
    $39,488
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $0
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 0
Student Population
  • Student Count
    650
    Undergraduate
    601
    Graduate
    57
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    26%
    Population
  • Female
    74%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Nontraditional
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
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