Welcome, Veterans

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.) New to college and need help completing your application? Reach out to Melody with KU TRIO EOC.

Undergraduate admission application fee waivers are available for veterans. 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 your 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 courses, order a copy of your military transcripts from the JST system. (Air Force – get yours from the CCAF). Visit KU CredTran to see how JST/CCAF courses have historically transferred. For JST, selcect the state, "District of Columbia." For CCAF, select "Alabama."

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)

You may be eligible for exemptions from KU Core Goals

Before you enroll in classes

Make sure you maximize those GI Bill benefits — Reach out to our VetSuccess on Campus counselor, Angela, who can help you identify the right major for your career interest, show you job trends/career paths and more.

GI Bill® Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

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

GI Bill users
Veterans stationed in Kansas during service or were Kansas residents prior to joining the service
Active Duty, Reservists or Kansas National Guardsmen
♦  Yellow Ribbon Program funding is only for Post-9/11 GI Bill users 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

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Reach out to the TRIO Education Opportunity Center nearest to where you plan to live while at KU. They can provide 1:1 direct support.

Nationwide military-affiliated scholarships information and scholarships specifically for KU military-affiliated students

Other financial aid information

 

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

GI Bill Benefit Information
Residency and Yellow Ribbon

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

GI Bill users
Veterans stationed in Kansas during service or were Kansas residents prior to joining the service
Active Duty, Reservists or Kansas National Guardsmen
Yellow Ribbon Program funding is only for Post-9/11 GI Bill users 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

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Programs, Resources for Students

TRICARE & 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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