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Residential Military Benefits

Why Should I Verify My Military Status?

When you are first getting started at Liberty University, it is important that you submit military verification documentation to our office, so we can update your military status in our system. Confirming your military status by submitting military documentation will give you access to the following benefits at Liberty University:

Submitting Military Documentation

In the sections below, we outline the suggested military documents you may submit to verify your military status on your student record. Typically only one document is necessary, unless otherwise noted.

This documentation can be submitted to the Office of Military Affairs by fax: (434) 455-1287 or email: LUMilitary@liberty.edu.

Active Duty:

  • Tuition Assistance form or authorization
  • Military Orders within the last year
  • LES within last 3 months
  • Letter from Superior
  • AF Form 899 (Permanent Change of Service Orders) within the last year
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief/Data Verification Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service
  • VA Service Letter

Discharged/Retired:

  • DD-214 or NGB-22 listing Character of Service
  • General or Honorable Discharge Certificate
  • Discharge Certificate
  • Retirement Certificate
  • Orders concerning Discharge/Retirement
  • Letter from Veterans Affairs containing the Dates of Service, Branch of Service, and Character of Service, on official Letterhead, dated and signed by a VA official (manager/director)

Reserve/National Guard:

  • Tuition Assistance form or authorization
  • DD-214 or NGB-22 listing Character of Service
  • Military Orders within the last year
  • LES within last 3 months
  • Letter from Superior
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service
  • Letter from Veterans Affairs containing the Dates of Service, Branch of Service, and Character of Service, on official Letterhead, dated and signed by a VA official (manager/director)

Military Spouses: All documents below are required

  • One of the above listed military documents depending on your spouse’s status (Active Duty, Reserve, Discharged, etc…)
  • Copy of your Marriage Certificate/License
  • Copy of your state-issued active Driver’s License*
  • Copy of your spouse’s state-issued active Driver’s License*

*Acceptable forms of photo identification must include name, date of birth, gender, and a photo. If you are unable to submit a Driver’s License, we may also accept a Passport or DMV identification card. Military ID’s are not accepted due to government regulations.


Priority Enrollment for On-Campus Veterans

Liberty University offers residential military students the opportunity for early registration each semester. Sections for residential courses may be limited, so priority enrollment allows current service members and veterans to be among the first students to gain access to course registration each semester.

How does it work?

All residential students who have verified their status as a current military service member or veteran will be assigned a unique PIN number before registration opens each semester. The PIN will be emailed to students and allow access to course registration on the early registration date associated with Special Groups and International Students. More information about the specific dates in the registration schedule will be posted on the Registrar’s Course Registration web page each semester.

Who qualifies?

Students who are currently serving (Active Duty, Reserve, and/or National Guard), as well as military veterans with a general/honorable discharge may qualify upon submission of supporting military documentation.

How do I get it?

Students are required to verify their military status to receive this benefit by submitting military documentation to the Office of Military Affairs.


Questions? Please contact a military benefits representative for assistance.