General Information

Veterans' Benefits

Drake University’s programs of study (undergraduate, graduate, pharmacy and law) are approved for the enrollment of veterans, reservists, and other students eligible for GI Bill® benefits or VA benefits.

Drake University is a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMPs) campus. This membership serves as recognition of Drake's dedication to providing veterans with assistance transitioning to higher education, access to on-campus support resources, and scholarships or other veterans benefits for student-veterans and their families. Drake is also a designated Military Friendly School and participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Drake University will not impose any penalty including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, and/or the requirements that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Drake due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Drake abides by Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018.


A variety of programs are available for veterans' educational benefits. To learn about eligibility for these benefits please visit or contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6830 (1-888-442-4551). Prospective military students have multiple web-based tools to help make decisions regarding higher education institution selection.

Visit the Veterans' Affairs page for the most current information, available benefits, and relevant procedures.


Students who intend to receive VA education benefits should contact the Veterans’ Affairs Advisor and School Certifying Official.

Office of the Registrar

Carnegie 101, Drake University
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA  50311-4516
Phone: (515) 271-2025


Veterans' Affairs website

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.