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Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Resources for Student Veterans

Service members and veterans deserve access to high-quality, postsecondary education. It eases the transition into civilian life and ensures lifelong economic and social benefits.

Troops to College

The New Jersey "Troops to College Act " was signed into law by the Governor on September 13, 2009 and amended in 2021. It created the Troops to College Program, which is designed to make veterans aware of the higher education options available to them at New Jersey's public colleges and universities by providing a centralized hub for:

  • Contact information of campus veterans' assistance officers at each public institution of higher education
  • Information on the array of programs and services available to veterans at each public institution of higher education

In addition to compiling information from public colleges and universities, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education has also collected information from several independent and proprietary colleges and universities in New Jersey.

Find student veterans resources listed by institution in the dropdown below:

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Other Resources

Last Updated: Friday, 03/08/24