Jefferson College of Health Sciences is dedicated to honoring the service of both our veteran students and those students who currently serve in our armed forces, as well as their families.

As a veteran or military personnel, it’s important to know that Jefferson College doesn’t just “talk the talk” when it comes to our military students:

  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences was awarded a $1-million federal grant in 2015 for Veteran-friendly initiatives.
  • Jefferson has developed a dedicated program geared specifically towards veterans. The Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, where students receive individualized admissions, academic support and post-graduate career assistance.
  • Jefferson College was named a 2018 Military Friendly® School for the sixth consecutive year by Victory Media.
  • Designated resources and college staff to assist veterans and military achieving their education and career goals.
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We sincerely thank you for all your military service or for the service of your relatives to our nation. If you have any questions, we’re here to help:

Matt Engle, B.S., Admissions Counselor, (540) 817-1746, mrengle@jchs.edu

Laura Lee Whitten, M.S.N., Veterans Retention Advisor, VBSN Program, (540) 985-8122,  llwhitten@jchs.edu

Debra Johnson, Director of Financial Aid & Veteran's Certifying Official, (540) 985-8492, DJJohnson@jchs.edu


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Jefferson College of Health Sciences has been named a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs® magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year Jefferson College has received this designation. To learn more, click here.

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The Post 9/11 GI Bill® and funds from Jefferson College (based on our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program) pay tuition and fees for eligible students and provide money for books and supplies. The annual maximum for 2015-2016 is $21,084.89.

Who Is Eligible for GI Benefits?

To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001. Individuals honorably discharged with a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also be eligible.
The amount of your tuition and fees payment and book stipend depends on how much time you have served. You will receive a larger benefit if you served more active duty or mobilization time.
Benefits are available for undergraduate and graduate programs. Unused educational benefits may be transferred to children or spouses of qualifying veterans and active duty military.

Which Benefit is Best?

Many veterans and service members can qualify for more than one education benefits program. The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides a step-by-step Road Map For Success that compares the different education programs and helps you determine what benefit is best for you and how to apply for it.

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Benefits are awarded once acceptable documentation is received and reviewed by Jefferson College. Benefits are not awarded retroactively.       

  • Service Members & Veterans: submit copy of DD-214*, Discharge Certificate, Military Orders*, Retirement Certificate, or Military End of Month LES*.  (Only one document is required)
  • Military Spouses: Copy of Marriage Certificate or License with one of your spouse’s military documents.
  • DoD Employees: DoD End of Month LES*, official memo/letter stating current employment with DoD agency or Notification of Personnel Action (SF50).

*Must be most current DD-214, End of Month LES, or orders.
Please email or fax a copy of the documentation mentioned above to the Jefferson College Office of the Registrar, registrar@jchs.edu Fax: (540) 224-4562
Please note: Due to government regulations we are unable to accept military ID cards for verification of military service. You may black-out any sensitive information on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted.               

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