Active Duty

Welcome, Active Duty military

We are so glad you are joining the KU community!

Located in 345 Summerfield, we are your centralized resource and offer study and meeting spaces, a 24-7 lounge, dedicated staff to provide support tailored to all military-affiliated students, and more.

Transitioning to KU as an undergraduate student

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

We offer undergraduate admission application fee waivers for military. When applying as a degree-seeking student, select your military affiliation. A fee waiver option will then show up later in the application. To verify military status, submit a copy of your orders, AARTS, SMARTS or DD-214 to the Office of Admissions via email, fax (785-864-5017) or mail.

To get college credit for military training, order a copy of your military transcripts from the JST system. (Air Force – get yours from the CCAF).

You may be eligible for foreign language proficiency credits, credit from CLEP exams, and/or credit for high school work: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (regardless of when you graduated high school).

GI Bill Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

In-state tuition is available per the Armed Forces Residency benefit for active duty.

Yellow Ribbon Program funding is not needed for active duty, as you get in-state tuition with a copy of your orders.

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

Tuition Assistance Information

Start with your Education Service Officer/counselor prior to enrolling to determine eligibility. Not sure who that is? Talk with your NCO or

Contact the Fort Leavenworth Education Center
Other Army ESO contacts
♦  Coast Guard ESO contacts

Steps to using tuition assistance

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Get paired up with a fellow military-affiliated student who has been on campus for awhile. Sign up today.

Transitioning to KU as a graduate student

Learn more about applying to graduate school

       Full-time enrollment policy for active duty

GI Bill Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

In-state tuition is available per the Armed Forces Residency benefit for active duty.

Yellow Ribbon Program funding is not needed for active duty, as you get in-state tuition with a copy of your orders.

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

Tuition Assistance Information

Start with your Education Service Officer/counselor prior to enrolling to determine eligibility.

Contact the Fort Leavenworth Education Center
Other Army ESO contacts
Coast Guard ESO contacts

Steps to using tuition assistance

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Academic Programs for Military Personnel

Programs, Resources for Students

Tricare

  • TRICARE: 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

‘‘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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