Veterans Programs

Many veterans of the United States Armed Forces can qualify for GI benefits under one or more of the following programs:

Post 9/11 GI Bill
Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Post Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

The GI Bill benefits include tuition payments, a monthly housing allowance, an annual stipend for books and supplies, as well as other benefits, depending upon the length, category and dates of service. Veterans are advised to visit the website of the Department of Veterans Affairs at

The VA Certifying Official at Wake Forest Law School is located in the Admissions & Financial Aid Office in the Worrell Professional Center. If you are a new student and would like to start receiving benefits, the first step is to start the application process with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Details regarding the application process can be found at The VA can also be reached by calling 1-888-442-4551. The VA is the best point of contact for questions concerning benefit payment amounts and questions regarding specific eligibility. Once the VA application process is complete the Certificate of Eligibility will need to be submitted to the VA Certifying Official via mail, fax, e-mail attachment, or in person.

Enrollment certifications are generally submitted to the VA during the first week of classes. If at any time your enrollment changes, it is important to contact the Certifying Official to avoid payment problems.

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

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and was designed to help cover the costs of private institutions of higher learning whose tuitions exceed the amount the government pays the student veteran through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expense that exceeds the portion paid by the VA. Wake Forest Law School is proud to be one of 1,100 or so colleges and universities to participate in this program.

To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program a student must have been on active U.S. military duty for at least three years after September 10, 2001, or served 30 continuous days after September 20, 2001 before being discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability, or be a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria above.

To be considered for a Wake Forest Law Yellow Ribbon Program award, you must be enrolled in our J.D. Program and must be eligible for the maximum VA funds, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Awards are first come first served.

If you are a Wake Forest Law student who believes you qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, email or call 336.758.6103.

For further information contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: or toll free at 1.888.442.4551.

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Certifying Official

Chelsey Holdren
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 336.758.6103
Fax: 336.758.3930

Mailing Address:
Wake Forest University School of Law
Admissions & Financial Aid
Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

For tuition billing questions, the University’s Student Financial Services Office can be contacted at 336.758.5234. For questions concerning financial aid, the Law School Financial Aid Office can be contacted at 336.758.6103.