Why should Military students choose Liberty?
Benefits Liberty offers to Military students
Liberty University is proud of the courageous men and women who actively serve our country. Because of this, we offer special benefits to our military students in order to better help them to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Who Qualifies as a Military Student?
All current service members of the U.S. Armed Forces (qualify after basic training is completed, as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(4)), Department of Defense employees, Veterans (with honorable/general discharge), and military spouses (husband or wife of a service member who together are in a state-sanctioned marriage and are natural-born members of the opposite sex as defined by Liberty University) pursuing a Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters level program, Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) or Education Specialists (Ed.S.) may qualify for the benefits listed below. Benefits only apply to Liberty University Online military students (students enrolled in the resident program or Willmington School of the Bible do not qualify).
Suggested Documentation to submit to receive Liberty Online military benefits:
Service Members & Veterans: submit copy of DD-214*, Discharge Certificate, Military Orders*, Retirement Certificate, or Military End of Month LES*. (Only one document is required)
Military Spouses: Copy of Marriage Certificate or License with one of your spouse's military documents.
DoD Employees: DoD End of Month LES*, official memo/letter stating current employment with DoD agency or Notification of Personnel Action (SF50).
*Must be most current DD-214, End of Month LES, or orders. If needed, a copy of a DD-214 can be requested from the National Archives website.
Benefits are awarded once acceptable documentation is received and reviewed by the Office of Military Affairs. Benefits are not awarded retroactively.
Please email or fax a copy of the documentation mentioned above to the Office of Military Affairs for review:
Please note: Due to government regulations we are unable to accept military ID cards for verification of military service. You may black-out any sensitive information on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted.
Evaluation of Military Training for College Credit
Undergraduate, military students only
Liberty offers a free evaluation of military training and experience for college credit. All credit granted for military training is given based on the American Council on Education (ACE) guide recommendations.
Learn more on our Military Transfer Credit webpage.