Military Spouses

Welcome, Spouses

We recognize the unique background, needs and strengths military spouses bring to KU and foster an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all our military-affiliated students.

Transitioning to KU as an undergraduate student

Apply to KU (Note: ACT/SAT scores are NOT needed if you're over 21 years old.)

Transfer credit evaluation for any previous collegiate course work

You may be eligible for foreign language proficiency credits

Credit for high school work: Advanced PlacementInternational Baccalaureate (these do not expire)

Coast Guard Spouses: You may be eligible for free CLEP program credit

GI Bill® Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

In-state tuition rates per the Armed Forces Residency benefit for:

spouses eligible for the GI Bill
spouses of veterans stationed in Kansas during service and/or were Kansas residents prior to joining the service
spouses of active duty, Reservists and Kansas National Guardsmen

Yellow Ribbon Program funding for Post-9/11 GI Bill users who are NOT eligible for in-state tuition (i.e. those living in Missouri while attending classes at KU)

Online students: Most online programs offer flat-rate tuition, so no need to apply for residency

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Transitioning to KU as a graduate student

Learn more about applying to graduate school

GI Bill Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

In-state tuition rates per the Armed Forces Residency benefit for:

spouses eligible for the GI Bill
spouses of veterans stationed in Kansas during service and/or were Kansas residents prior to joining the service
spouses of active duty, Reservists and Kansas National Guardsmen

Yellow Ribbon Program funding for Post-9/11 GI Bill users who are NOT eligible for in-state tuition (i.e. those living in Missouri while attending classes at KU)

Online students: Most online programs offer flat-rate tuition, so no need to apply for residency

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Programs & Resources for Students

Leadership & Job Opportunities

KU Student Veterans of America student organization open to all KU students with membership and leadership opportunities to help advance military-affiliated students' interests on campus

VA Work Study on-campus job opportunities for GI BIll users

Military Affiliated Student Center

Located in 345 Summerfield we offer dependents study and meeting spaces, a 24-7 lounge, and dedicated staff to provide support tailored to all military-affiliated students

Tricare

  • TRICARE and Watkins Health Center
  • Watkins Health Center is not an in-network provider, but students can receive some services for free or reduced rates.

Preparing for the Next Chapter

Military Friendly Spouse School 2019-20 badge

‘‘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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."


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