Military Benefits

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)*
  • 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)

The aforementioned must be pursuing a Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters level program, Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) or Education Specialists (Ed.S.).  Benefits only apply to Liberty University Online military students (students enrolled in a Residential program or Wilmington 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  The Office of Military Affairs reserves the right to deny or approve appeals based on a comprehensive review of all documentation submitted.

Documentation to submit to receive Liberty Online military benefits:

All students are required to submit a copy of their photo ID in addition to the suggested military documentation listed below:

  • Service Members & Veterans: must submit copy of DD-214,* Discharge Certificate, Military Orders,* Retirement Certificate, or Military End of Month LES.*  (Only one of these documents is required along with a copy of a photo ID**).
  • Military Spouses: Copy of Marriage Certificate or License with one of your spouse's military documents, and copies of photo IDs for both you and your spouse.**
  • DoD Employees: 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.**

*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.

**Acceptable forms of identification must include Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Photo. Military spouses must submit a photo ID for both themselves and their spouse. Please note: Due to government regulations we are unable to accept Military Identification cards for verification of military service. Federal law prohibits copying or reproducing military IDs in anyway. You may black-out classified information (Social Security Number, License Number, etc.) on orders, LES, or other military documents submitted.

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:

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.