Veterans and Military Benefits

Xavier University is a Yellow Ribbon School, meaning that your GI Bill Benefits cover both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We have also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 Midwest Regional Universities for veterans’ services. Our Center for Veterans Affairs provides the support and assistance that active military members and veterans need to get a high-quality education and earn a degree that leads to a successful career. The center offers on-campus and remote counseling and assistance for all military students.

Recognitions and Awards

  • U.S. News and World Report: Top 10 Midwest Regional Universities for Services for Veterans
  • G.I. Jobs Magazine: Military Friendly School for six years running
  • Military Advanced Education: Top Colleges and Universities
  • Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership: Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

Are admissions requirements different for veterans or military students?

Xavier’s admissions process evaluates each prospective student on an individual basis. We understand that military service results in a unique set of experiences and skills, so we take military training and life experience into account when evaluating student veterans. We also have counselors at the Xavier Center for Veterans Affairs who will meet with any student veteran individually to learn more about his or her background and application.

Do student-veterans have to take entrance exams?

No, student-veterans are exempt from entrance exams and/or placement tests when they apply to Xavier.

What transcripts are required?

To be admitted as a student-veteran at Xavier University, you must provide your high school transcripts or GED and transcripts from any college classes you have taken.

If you are seeking college credit for military training, please provide your ACE credits as well.

Can I apply for other financial aid if I am using my VA education benefits?

Absolutely! Xavier’s Center for Veterans Affairs and Office of the Bursar have resources to help you identify any and all financial aid you are eligible for. Remember that the first step is filling out the FAFSA as early as possible.

Are you a student veteran interested in one of Xavier’s online degree programs? Request more information today by completing and submitting the “Get Free Information” form on this page, or call (855) 815-3054