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    Military & Veterans

    In order to better assist our service members, the Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) has established a veteran services team that personally assists each prospective student whether they are a discharged veteran, active duty, reserve or guard member. UCAP has devised a streamlined process for admittance so that making the transition from the military to higher education is an easy one.

    Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

    Students interested in the ROTC program, United States Army or United States Air Force, should contact admissions at Ursuline College to assist with research deadlines, enrollment dates and time requirements at: military@ursuline.edu. Visit our ROTC Scholarship page for more information. 

    Credit for Military Training and Alternative Credit Options

    In keeping with Ursuline’s personal approach to education, the College recognizes the unique experiences of each individual by providing students the opportunity to receive credit for what has already been learned. Prospective military students, who have been honorably discharged, may transfer up to 20 credits for military training and experience.

    Credits toward your degree may also be earned through CLEP, test-outs, and service learning. In total, students are eligible to earn a total of 43 alternative option credits through a combination of their military training, CLEP, test-outs, and service learning.

    No Limit on Transfer Credits

    There is no limit on the number of credits that can transfer from regionally accredited institutions; however a minimum of 32 credits must be completed at Ursuline College. Our counselors will work with you to review your credits even before you apply for admission.

    Military and Veteran Support Services

    At Ursuline, our goal is to provide our military and veteran students with the necessary support they need and deserve! Our military students will receive personalized attention from the time they enroll until the time they graduate. Veteran faculty and staff serve as mentors and guides to our students.

    Receiving Your Educational Benefits

    In order to receive educational benefits, you must submit VA Form 22-1990. It is no longer an option to submit your request through the Veteran’s Online Application (VONAPP). The 22-1990 is the form used if you are a veteran or service member applying for educational benefits for the first time. 22-1990E is ONLY for family members to use transferred benefits.

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides service members and veterans with clear, comprehensive guidance to maximize your education and training benefits. If you have questions, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-800-827-1000) to speak with a veteran’s benefits counselor in the Department of Veteran Affairs.

    Requesting Military Transcripts

    Obtaining your military transcripts can be completed through a new, consolidated system called Joint Service Transcript. Transcripts for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard can be accessed immediately by using your CAC card or creating a login ID and password.

    For Air Force military transcripts, the USAF, through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), provides a transcript detailing ACE recommended credit. To order an official copy be mailed directly to Ursuline College go to Ordering a CCAF Transcript and follow the instructions.

    Requesting your military transcripts will grant you credits toward your degree. Interested students may also earn alternative credits through CLEP, test-outs, and service learning. In total, students are eligible to earn a total of 43 alternative option credits through a combination of their military training, CLEP, test-outs, and service learning.

    *The joint service transcript website is currently not working. Prospective students will need to contact the VA in the interim.

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Ursuline College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, Ursuline College is in a voluntary agreement with the Veterans Administration to cover the cost of tuition and fees in excess of the amounts payable under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Eligible veterans may receive 100% of Ursuline College tuition assistance through a combination of Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Benefits and the Yellow-Ribbon Program. Tuition benefits include both undergraduate and graduate coursework and full-time or part-time enrollment.

    How Do I Qualify?

    Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate, as determined by service requirements, or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate.

    To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

    • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
    • You must not be on active duty or a spouse using transferred entitlement.
    • Your school must agree to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
    • Your school must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals, as stated in their participation agreement.
    • Your school must certify your enrollment to the VA and provide Yellow Ribbon Program information.

    You may be eligible if you fit the following circumstances:

    • You served an aggregate period of 36 months in active duty after September 10, 2001.
    • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
    • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.

    Determination of your eligibility is made by the VA and you must file an application with the VA at www.gibill.va.gov.


    If you are an eligible veteran, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) that indicates you meet the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program. When you enroll at Ursuline College, you need to present your CE to the Financial Aid Office for certification. Future benefits from the Yellow Ribbon Program require that you maintain satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance in compliance with federal and institutional regulations and policies. The Yellow Ribbon Program benefits are only applicable for education received after August 1, 2009.

    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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.