Paying for Your Education

Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program

PLNU accepts VA educational benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

PLNU also participates as a Yellow Ribbon School, which means in most cases, you can pursue a private education without having to pay out-of-pocket, not even for fees or books.

As a person who has provided military service to our country, you will also have your application fee waived when you apply to PLNU.

VA Educational Benefits Guidance and Resources

Paying for college with your VA benefits doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We have a dedicated Veteran Services coordinator who can walk you through every step. We can build your individual benefits package so nothing is left to question.

Email Veteran Services

PLNU is a Principles of Excellence institution, meaning we meet a strict set of guidelines for supporting military students, including:

  • Personalized forms covering the total cost of your education

  • Accommodation for your demanding schedule due to service requirements

  • An individualized education plan for you as an educational beneficiary

To learn more about Principles of Excellence schools, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Military Specific Aid

In addition to financial aid options available to all students, there is additional aid available specifically for military students.

Explore Military Financial Aid 

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

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Transferring (Joint Services Transcripts)

Your Joint Services Transcript (JST) is an important piece of transferring to PLNU as active duty military or a veteran. Just submit your JST to admissions for evaluation.