Welcome, Guard & Reservists

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

Residency & Yellow Ribbon

  • In-state tuition is available per the Armed Forces Residency benefit for:
    • Reservists, Kansas National Guardsmen, Active Duty
    • GI Bill® users
  • Yellow Ribbon Program funding is only for Post-9/11 GI Bill users at the 100% rate who are NOT eligible for in-state tuition (i.e. those only living in Missouri while attending classes at KU). Most KU students are eligible for in-state residency and don't need yellow ribbon.
  • Online students: Most online programs offer flat-rate tuition, so no need to apply for residency

Tuition Assistance Information

GI Bill Benefit Information

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Programs, Resources for Students

Steps for Students Called to Active Duty

Tricare & VA Health Care

  • Tricare: Watkins Health Center is not an in-network provider, but students can receive some services for free or reduced rates.
  • If you were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called/ordered to active duty, you may be eligible for VA health care. Learn more and apply for VA health Care benefits. (If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don't qualify for VA health care.

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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VA benefits questions?

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