Military Book Voucher

Online Benefit – Undergraduate Military Students and Spouses

Qualified undergraduate online military service members, veterans, and military spouses (as defined by Liberty University) are given a military book voucher worth $100-$400 based on the number of courses taken per semester. Only online undergraduate courses qualify. This is provided as a free benefit from Liberty to undergraduate military students, and is not based upon any outside aid. Students may utilize their book voucher through MBS Direct.

Eligibility Information:

  • Undergraduate military students enrolled in an online degree program are eligible to receive this benefit. Please review the LUO Military Benefits guide for more information.
  • The number of credit hours enrolled per semester will determine the book voucher award:
    • 3-5 credit hours: $100
    • 6-8 credit hours: $200
    • 9-11 credit hours: $300
    • 12+ credit hours: $400
  • Only online undergraduate courses qualify for the military book voucher, and only these courses are used to determine benefit eligibility and the amount awarded.
  • Once a “D” grade or higher is given for a course, the course can only be taken one more time and receive Financial Aid.  After that, no Financial Aid will be given for that course, to include the Military Book Voucher. If there are military-related reasons why a book voucher is needed for a course more than twice, the Office of Military Affairs can review an appeal accompanied by supporting military documentation upon request.

Important Policies:

  • Availability: Book vouchers start becoming available approximately 40 days prior to the start date of the first course each semester. There may be an additional 2-3 business days of processing time before the voucher is fully released on the student account, upon enrollment in courses. Your book voucher information will be sent to your Liberty email account as soon as the funds are available for you to use on MBS Direct.
  • Book Voucher Rollover: Book vouchers cannot be rolled over to future semesters. Book vouchers given for a certain term can only be used for that semester. Liberty University cannot assign or roll the book voucher to future or previous semesters.
  • Dropped Courses: Courses dropped before the start date will result in a cancellation of the book voucher credit. If you have used the voucher and you drop a course, a charge will be added to your account to recoup that portion of your book voucher.
  • Non-Transferable: The book voucher award is attached to the recipient's Student ID and is intended for use by the recipient only. Book voucher awards cannot be transferred, shared, or given to another individual.
  • On-Campus Bookstore: Military book vouchers cannot be used at the Liberty University Bookstore on campus. It can only be used through the Online Bookstore, MBS Direct.
  • Online Content Fees: When you sign up for a course that requires an online content fee, you will see a corresponding course fee charged to your student account. A portion of your military book voucher credit will be automatically applied to cover this fee when the voucher is released to your account approximately 40 days prior to the start date of the course.
  • Unused Book Voucher: Unused book voucher funds will be zeroed out at the end of the term and cannot be reimbursed to the student.

Questions? Please contact a Military Benefits Representative for assistance.

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