U.S. Military Veterans at Columbia GS
School of General Studies Dean Peter J. Awn and Columbia student-veterans pause for a photo at the 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Ball.
GS has been educating military veterans for over 60 years. Since World War II, the School of General Studies has served veterans who interrupted their educations to serve their country. Like these military service women and men, most of the 1,500 students at GS have, for personal or professional reasons, interrupted their education, never attended college, or can only attend part-time. They bring a wealth of life experience to the classroom, and contribute in a unique way to the diversity and cultural richness of the University.
GS is a proud participant of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program. The scope of benefits provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program will make a traditional Columbia education accessible to eligible veterans, regardless of socio-economic status, who wish to pursue a rigorous undergraduate degree program.