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Military & Veterans

We are proud to support our Veterans, military service members and their families with personalized support.

Xavier Online Veterans & Military Benefits

At Xavier University, we are honored to support our Veterans, military service members and their families. In fact, we have been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 5 Midwest Regional Universities for veterans’ services and by Military Friendly® as a Military Friendly Gold: Top 10 School.

As an online student, you have access to our Student Veterans Center, which provides personalized, world-class support to enhance the educational experience of Veterans and military affiliated students that results in unconditional success in the classroom and beyond. The Center offers remote counseling and assistance for all Veteran and military affiliated online students.

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Veterans & Military FAQs

Xavier’s admissions process evaluates each prospective student on an individual basis. We understand that military service and family commitment results in a unique set of experiences and skills, so we take military training and life experience into account when evaluating prospective Student Veterans. The Student Veterans Center admissions counselor will meet with any prospective Student Veteran individually to learn more about his or her background and application.

To be admitted as a student-veteran at Xavier University, you must provide an official transcript directly from all colleges or universities that you have attended for any undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Yes. Upon your request, Xavier University will submit all required information for the certification of benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs on the student’s behalf.

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® covers tuition and mandatory student fees such as lab fees or technology fees associated with specific classes. Any fee or charge that is incurred that is optional, such as meal plans or parking passes, are the responsibility of the student.

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.

The first step in applying for VA Education benefits is to submit an application to the VA using the vets.gov website. Once an application has been submitted to the VA, you must request to be certified by our office using the VA Education Benefits Enrollment Request Form available on our website for each term that you intend to use benefits.

Alert our office as soon as you become aware of any orders you have received or may be receiving, even if you do not have the orders in hand yet, so that we are able to assist you in planning out the best course of action, given your specific situation.

Using your VA education benefit at Xavier is as simple as applying directly to the VA for the benefit, and letting our office know each semester that you intend to use the benefit. Once each step has been completed, we will take care of the certification and submission of all of the required information on your behalf.

The Yellow Ribbon program is a benefit that works in conjunction with the Post 9/11 GI Bill® to help cover any tuition related costs that exceed the private school maximum paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. The program is an agreement between Xavier University and the Department of Veterans Affairs in which each agrees to contribute one half of the difference in order to cover the full cost of tuition.

Any documentation relating to your VA education benefit can be hand delivered to our office where we will make a copy for you, or can be electronically delivered to rumleys@xavier.edu. The VA Education Benefits Enrollment Request Form is available on our website and is electronically submitted to our office when you fill it out.

The sooner you are able to provide your supporting documents to our office, the better. Providing the information is not required for certification of benefits, however, providing the documents to our office well in advance can help prevent delays in disbursement of payments, including tuition, housing and book payments.

Yes. All students can and should apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This aid may qualify you for grants, loans and/or work-study opportunities.

Yes. The Student Veterans Center is a great resource to connect and network with fellow Student Veterans. Our office also facilitates a peer mentoring service for one on one interactions with a fellow Student Veteran who is glad to assist in any way possible.

Yes. Your military transcript will be assessed in the same way that transcripts from any other institution is and any applicable credits will be applied to your account. It is important that you submit your military transcript (Joint Services Transcript and/or CCAF Transcript) with your application so that we may gain a holistic understanding of your prior educational and training experience.

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