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Military Benefits

Liberty University recognizes the service and sacrifice of those who have answered the call of duty to defend our nation's freedoms. Because of this, we are privileged to offer tuition discounts and military book vouchers to those who are eligible to help our military students achieve their academic and professional goals.


How To Secure Your Benefits

Step 1Determine Your Eligibility

Use the information below to help you determine your eligibility. If you have any questions, you may contact a military benefits counselor at (855) 355-4947, luomilitary@liberty.edu, or through Chat LIVE.

 

Who Qualifies?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Eligibility Requirements

  • All current service members of the U.S. Armed Forces qualify for military benefits after basic training is completed (as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(4).
  • In addition, Department of Defense employees, Veterans (with honorable/general discharge), and military spouses currently qualify. A military spouse is defined as a 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.
  • The aforementioned must be pursuing a Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, or Masters level program. Additionally, Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) students may qualify. Benefits only apply to Liberty University Online military students. Students enrolled in a Residential program or the Willmington School of the Bible do not qualify.
If your discharge does not meet the criteria for our military benefits and you feel your situation warrants a special review by our office, please provide a written explanation of your circumstances (including the DD-214 with character of service listed, supporting documentation, and a brief essay) to be reviewed by the Office of Military Affairs for consideration. You may email your request with documentation attached to luomilitary@liberty.edu. The Office of Military Affairs reserves the right to deny or approve appeals based on a comprehensive review of all documentation submitted.

Gather Your DocumentationStep 2

All students are required to submit a copy of their photo ID in addition to one of the suggested military documents. Acceptable forms of identification must include Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Photo, such as a copy of your Driver’s License, Passport, or DMV identification card.

Important:

Due to government regulations, we are unable to accept Military Identification cards for verification of military service or personal identification. Federal law prohibits copying or reproducing military IDs in any way. You may black-out classified information (Social Security Number, License Number, etc.) on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted.

  • Service Members & Veterans should submit one military document verifying your current military status. For example, we can accept your most recently issued DD-214, your latest End of Month LES, or your most recent orders issued within the last year. If needed, a copy of a DD-214 can be requested from the National Archives website. Only one of these documents is required along with a copy of your photo ID.
  • Military Spouses should submit a copy of your Marriage Certificate or License with one of your spouse's military documents, along with copies of photo IDs for both you and your spouse.
  • DoD Employees should submit a DoD End of Month LES, official memo/letter stating current employment with DoD agency, or Notification of Personnel Action (SF50), along with a copy of your photo ID.

Step 3Submit Your Documentation

Submit your documents to the Office of Military Affairs by fax: (434) 455-1287 or email: luomilitary@liberty.edu. This documentation will be reviewed within 2 business days. We will follow up with you regarding your benefits eligibility through your Liberty email account at that time.

Helpful Tip: Photo IDs are best submitted through email as a scanned document. Try snapping a photo with your smartphone for the clearest image.

Benefits are only awarded once acceptable documentation is received and reviewed by the Office of Military Affairs. Benefits are not awarded retroactively so please be sure to submit your documentation before your first semester begins!

S
hould you feel your situation warrants an appeal, you may email luomilitary@liberty.edu.

Documents Checklist

  Current Military Document Photo ID

Marriage Certificate

Spouse's
Photo ID
Employment Verification 
Active Duty, Reserve & National Guard X X      
Veterans X X      
Military Spouses X X X X  
DoD Employees   X     X

Explore Other Benefits

As a military student, you have access to many financial and academic benefits at Liberty University. Check out some of the military benefits or services you may be eligible to receive: 

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.


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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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