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Elaine Gargiulo
Coordinator of Veterans Benefits
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
NJCU Veterans Page

New Jersey City University (NJCU) has an active student veteran population, which recently founded one of the first on-campus groups in New Jersey.  NJCU is home to more than 130 active or retired military students -- a 30 percent increase over the 2009 spring enrollment.

To welcome this growing population, the University held a "Veterans' Open House" for veterans and their families on Thursday, August 20, 2009 and launched a Veterans Affairs website to provide specific information on programs and resources that are available to assist potential students in applying for admission and financial assistance.  To visit website, click here.

Hosted by NJCU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the "Veterans' Open House" provided information on veterans' benefits, financial aid, and the undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by NJCU's William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences, Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, and College of Professional Studies, including degree programs in professional security studies, criminal justice, fire science, education, business, and nursing.  Veterans had opportunities to tour the campus and meet other veterans as well as members of the University faculty, staff and student body.  Application fees were waived for those who applied for admission to NJCU at the "Veterans' Open House" and those providing transcripts from all colleges previously attended and/or high school transcripts were granted an instant admissions decision.




On Tuesday, October 27th, the NJCU Veterans Club held its first fundraiser in order to raise money to send out care packages to fellow classmate, Kiril Petrov, USMC, currently stationed overseas.  The bake sale ran for four hours and turned out to be quite a successful event. Several members of the club took time out to bake, man the table, and get the word out to support our Troops!

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Pictured left to right: Top Row, NJCU student veterans Michelle Chmura and Marilyn Corona.  Bottom Row, club advisors Rafael Gajilan and Elaine Gargiulo, and NJCU veterans Maria Guerra , with local NJ Recruiters who came out to support the event.