Military Benefits and Scholarships

As a university inspired by your service, we take our commitment to being military-supportive seriously. We offer military-specific scholarships — like our Heroes Fund Scholarship — and we were named the first Purple Heart University in Virginia.

To show our appreciation for the sacrifices you make daily on behalf of every U.S. citizen, Liberty University offers you a variety of benefits and services. If you are a military service member, veteran, or military spouse, our designated staff — who are specifically trained to serve the military community — are available to answer your questions and help you make the most of your education benefits.


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

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

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate, $275 per credit hour for graduate, and $300 per credit hour for doctoral courses*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder**
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*For eligible current and former service members and their spouses. Learn more!

**Not applicable to certificates. Cannot be combined with the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate.

While Tuition Assistance (TA) is a government benefit offered to all current service members of the Armed Forces, there are unique requirements for each branch. Click your branch of the military below for more specific information relevant to the type of Tuition Assistance you will be using.

And as part of Liberty University’s commitment to providing you with excellent service, we have a team of professionals available to assist you with any questions you have regarding your Tuition Assistance funding.

Liberty University is approved by the Veterans Administration to process GI Bill® and Veteran Benefits for students. There are unique requirements for each type of benefit, so please use the links below to review more specific information relevant to the type of Veterans Benefits you will be using.

And as part of Liberty University’s commitment to providing you with excellent service, we have a team of professionals available to assist you with any questions you have regarding your Veterans Benefits funding.

As a member of the Armed Services, a veteran, military spouse, or DoD employee, you are eligible for a number of military benefits, so make sure you take advantage of all that Liberty has to offer!

No-Cost Books for Undergraduate Students

Complete all your undergraduate courses without paying for a single textbook — nearly every textbook at Liberty has been replaced by no-cost electronic resources. This means you can save an average of $800 to $2,000 per semester.

Military Child Discount

We recognize the sacrifice military members and their families make. As a thank-you 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.

Financial Check-In Guide

The last step to take before beginning your classes is completing Financial Check-In (FCI). This is the final stage of registration and the process through which you confirm your class schedule and make payment arrangements using your military benefits.

It is vital that you complete FCI by the deadline — failure to do so may mean your courses getting dropped and/or a $150 late fee being assessed. As a military student, there may be some additional information you need to know to complete FCI, so please review our Financial Check-In Guide. You can avoid missed Financial Check-In penalties by staying up-to-date with upcoming dates and deadlines.

Heroes Fund Scholarship

At Liberty University, we are continually moved by the selflessness of our men and women in uniform. Each day, you face trying and dangerous circumstances, expecting little in return, so we consider it our privilege to provide you with world-class academic and spiritual training.

Liberty adheres to the highest standards for maintaining its status as a top military-friendly school and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to U.S. service members.

The Heroes Fund Scholarship is part of this commitment. Established in 2006, this fund enables wounded veterans and spouses of veterans killed in action to secure a college degree without placing a financial strain on their families. To date, the Heroes Fund Scholarship has provided more than $1.3 million for the education of more than 230 deserving men and women. For more information on this scholarship opportunity, visit our Heroes Fund Scholarship page.