As a member of the military and veteran community, you have needs that go beyond continuing your education. That’s why we believe it is important that you are aware of all benefits available to you. Academy of Art University is approved for Military Tuition Assistance and Veterans GI Bill® benefits. Our Military Scholarship may be provided to U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Coast Guard) as an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design. You’ll have help every step of the way.

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 website at

Academy of Art University is recognized as one of the 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® schools. The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses by setting the standard for higher education institutions. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. Academy of Art University is one of the 747 schools earning the designation out of more than 1,200 schools that participated in the 2021-2022 survey.

Military/Veteran Resources

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Our financial specialists are ready to help you explore which benefits fit your unique situation.

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Call 1-800-544-2787 today to speak to one of our dedicated military Admissions Representatives.

Veterans Resource Center

Academy of Art University recognizes the noble men and women who serve our country. That is why to serve them back in return, we provide opportunities for them to pursue creative entrepreneurship outside of the military that will benefit them and their families. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is just one of the ways the Academy provides support for our military students. In here, they can enjoy some quiet and relaxation, while at the same time being in a community of individuals who share the same background.

The VRC is located at 79 New Montgomery St., Room 316, San Francisco, CA 94105 with the following hours of operation (Pacific Time):

  • Monday: 9am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am – 6pm
  • Friday: 9am – 6pm

Chat with Chrystal Beamon, Student Services Coordinator, on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8am – 4:30pm Pacific Time. You may also reach out via email at or phone at (415) 618-3940

VRC Services

  • Get connected with a Student Services Advisor
  • Get connected with Financial Aid – Veterans Benefits Administrator
  • Fint out about Accessibility Resources
  • Learn about the OneVet OneVoice – Work Study Program
VRC Resources

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Computers
  • Pool Table
  • Study Areas

ESO Information

If you are an Education Service Officer and would like to learn more about Academy of Art University events, or schedule an event on your base, please contact one of our representatives.

Grad Stories / Aim Higher

From Battlefield to Darkroom

See how Daryn brought his passion and military training to the Academy, and found the mentorship, guidance, and inspiration he needed to start his career as a successful, commercial photographer and photo illustrator.

Academy of Art Military Scholarship

The military scholarship provides U.S. service members an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design.

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