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The Yale School of Management values the leadership skills, maturity, and discipline that military veterans bring to graduate business education.

Yale SOM is a great place for veterans. Our perspectives are valued and sought after, and the school helped me navigate the transition to a career that fit my skill set and interests.
John Perez ’12
John Perez portrait

At Yale SOM, veterans can take advantage of increased financial assistance and rigorous leadership training. In recent years, veterans from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy have joined Yale SOM’s vibrant veterans community after serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Asia.


Yale SOM is dedicated to educating leaders who can find solutions for complex global problems across the for-profit, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Yale SOM approach attracts intellectually curious and broadminded people who want to understand how their leadership decisions affect both their organizations and broader society.

Read more about our approach to Leadership & Teams

Financial Assistance for Veterans

In 2012, Yale University updated its Yellow Ribbon Program agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, significantly increasing the university’s contribution to the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.  The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill provides financial assistance to America’s newest military veterans seeking higher education.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, students who are 100% eligible through the GI Bill receive full coverage of Yale SOM tuition and fees through a combination of VA funds and a contribution from the school.

Additional Benefits

GMAC has named Yale SOM a “Military Friendly School” because we waive the application fee for U.S. veterans and offer enrollment deferrals to military candidates who are currently deployed in action.

Yale SOM participates in the West Point Memorandum of Agreement, which provides reduced tuition for candidates who return to West Point after graduation to teach leadership.

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