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Veterans' Information

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The administration, faculty, and students at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for your service to our country.  We greatly appreciate you and your family's sacrifice while serving.

For additional information regarding veterans' benefits, please contact Pepperdine University's VA Coordinator at 310.506.6129.

If you would like to contact current student-veterans, please e-mail the Veterans Legal Society at VeteransLegalSociety@pepperdine.edu. Our student-veterans welcome the opportunity to speak with prospective students about their decision-making process and any veteran specific matters.

For admissions questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 310.506.4631 or at lawadmis@pepperdine.edu.

Yellow Ribbon Program and Post-9/11 GI Bill®

Pepperdine proudly honors students' military service and offers unlimited tuition contributions through the Yellow Ribbon Program for an unlimited amount of eligible student-veterans.

With the Yellow Ribbon Program, students fully eligible for Chapter 33 (Post-9/11) GI Bill®benefits have 100% of their tuition costs and fees (to include student health insurance) covered and receive a yearly stipend for books, along with a housing allowance at one of the highest rates in the nation. Over the three years of law school, this adds up to over $200,000 in benefits. More Information.

Student Testimonials

"Pepperdine has such a strong veteran community here, where professors appreciate and encourage our unique perspective during class discussions. Dean Tacha and the administration also go above and beyond to accommodate any ongoing military obligations and welcome us into their homes. Pepperdine promotes and embraces veterans, seeking to propagate values such as duty, integrity, respect, and selfless service in the legal profession." – Sergeant William Kellogg, Class of 2016, U.S. Army Veteran

"Pepperdine Caruso School of Law encouraged and guided me during the application process, covered the financial gaps in the GI Bill®, provided me a fellowship to clerk for the Supreme Court of Rwanda, and has honored veterans at every turn during my time here." – Captain Peter Depew, Class of 2013, U.S. Army Veteran

"Pepperdine has been fully supportive of my continued service obligations in the U.S. Army Reserves.  They were flexible with my schedule when I had to take a semester off to attend Basic Officer Leadership Course, and offered podcasts of lectures I missed during training exercises my first year."Second Lieutenant Sarah Yance, Class of 2014, U.S. Army Reserves