University of Charleston

University of Charleston

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We are proud to welcome veterans, active members of the Armed Forces and their family members to UC.

A university education is within your reach - wherever you are.

At UC, we are committed to meeting the unique needs of veterans, military service members and their families, helping them reach their educational goals.

We are home to nearly 1,000 members of our nation’s armed forces and veterans completing their degrees from 42 states and several countries worldwide. We have been named a Military Friendly School for thirteen years running and have also been named a Military Friendly Spouse School by Victory Media.

How to Apply

UC Military Quick Facts

An Affordable Education

  • We participate in Tuition Assistance, GI Bill®, Yellow Ribbon, and dependents’ assistance programs for all servicemembers.

    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

  • Additional federal aid via Pell grant and student loans is distributed through our Financial Aid office.

  • Institutional assistance through military discounts and scholarships are available depending on academic program and campus location.

Military, Law Enforcement & First Responder Rates

Undergraduate Online
Frontline Leadership — Accounting — Management — Psychology — Organizational Leadership — Cybersecurity
$250 per credit hour
Master of Science in
Business Administration
10% discount on the MBA rate of $590 per credit hour for all military members.
Master of Science in
Strategic Leadership
$250 per credit hour
Master of Science in
$250 per credit hour
Doctor of
Executive Leadership
$630 per credit hour
(includes UC students from MOU/MOA partners)

Soldiers may pursue any credential listed in Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Army COOL). Soldiers are no longer required to adhere to the credentialing options (Civilian Occupation Related, Academic, or MOS Related).

Army COOL – Credentialing Assistance information


Starting Friday, December 17, 2021, all students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)

GI BILL® Educational Benefits, who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments will be required monthly to verify their enrollment status monthly to continue receiving their payments.




This is different from the UC VARC’s enrollment certification process before the beginning of each semester.

The new monthly enrollment verification is a Veteran Affairs requirement for Post 9/11 GI Bill students to certify that they have remained enrolled in the same courses the VARC has previously certified.




Via Text Message (Easiest and fastest method):

  1. To opt-in contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to ensure the VA has your mobile phone number
  2. After opting-in, you can verify your enrollment by responding to a text message from the VA
  3. NOTE: the VA will never ask for your personal information, for example, social security number or bank account number via text


Via Education Call Center:

  1. Contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) and ask the representative to verify enrollment on your behalf
  2. NOTE: Wait times may be high due to the number of students verifying each month
  3. If you opt-out of text verification and later change your mind, or need to change your mobile number, call the ECC at 1-888GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)




If you fail to verify your information for two consecutive months, your monthly payments will be placed on hold. You will then have to take additional steps to verify your enrollment and have the payments released.



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 Web site at