Liberty University Given 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 to those who are eligible to help our military students achieve their academic and professional goals. In addition to these financial benefits, we also offer academic benefits, military support services, and connection to our military community through social media, newsletters, and military appreciation events.

To take advantage of all of these benefits, we encourage you to verify your military status through the steps outlined below to ensure it is reflected on your student account.

Use the information below to help you determine your eligibility for our Liberty military benefits, including the tuition discount. If you have any questions, you may contact a military benefits counselor at (855) 355-4947,, or by Chat LIVE.

Who Qualifies?

  • Active Duty, Reservists, 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 after basic training is completed (as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(4)). State Guard does not qualify.
  • In addition, current Department of Defense employees, Veterans (with honorable/general discharge), and military spouses currently qualify. A military spouse is defined by Liberty University as a husband or wife currently in a state-sanctioned marriage to a current service member or veteran, both of whom are natural-born members of the opposite sex.
  • The aforementioned must be pursuing a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree. Additionally, students pursuing a doctoral program may also 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.

Please note: If you apply to a new program, change degree levels, or break enrollment, you will be required to resubmit documentation that meets the current eligibility requirements.

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 The Office of Military Affairs reserves the right to deny or approve appeals based on a comprehensive review of all documentation submitted.

Liberty University has partnered with to create a secure identity verification process that ensures that, if eligible, you will receive the LUO Military discounted tuition rate.

Current and Recently Applied Students: To take advantage of the benefits you may be eligible to receive, please verify your military status through in the myLU portal. If you have completed military verification through while completing your most recent Liberty application, you do not need to recomplete this verification. If you apply to a new program, change degree levels, or break enrollment, your military status will need to be re-verified through Please direct any questions or concerns regarding your benefit eligibility to our Office of Military Affairs.

New Students: Please submit your Liberty University application prior to verifying your military status. This will ensure that your application is processed promptly and will provide our team with the necessary information to assist you in the subsequent steps, including the verification of your military status through You will verify your service during our application process through

Military Spouses (as defined by Liberty University) should verify their military and marital status through using their own credentials at Once this verification is successfully completed, they should submit copies of the state-issued active Driver’s License* for both themselves and their spouse.

*A state-issued active Driver’s License serves as valid photo identification, which is required for consideration of Liberty’s military benefits. 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. Due to government regulations, we are unable to accept Military Identification cards for verification of military service or personal identification.

Submit your documents directly in your Student Checklist. If these document requirements are not listed on your Student Checklist, you may submit documents to the Office of Military Affairs by email: or fax: (434) 455-1287. This documentation will be reviewed within 3-5 business days. We will follow up regarding your benefits eligibility through your Liberty email account at that time. Benefits are not awarded retroactively, so please be sure to submit your documentation before your first semester begins!

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

We recognize the sacrifice military members and their families make. As a thank-you, starting Spring 2023, we now offer a 15% discount off our regular full-or part-time tuition rates for new online students, regardless of age, whose parent(s) served honorably in the military.* Please contact us at (800) 424-9595 for more information.

*Some exclusions apply. This cannot be combined with other discounts.