Veterans Services

If you or a family member currently serve our country or have formerly served, Veterans Services at Ӱֱapp provides assistance to help you meet your higher education goals.

Why Should Veterans Choose Wilkes?

Land at Ӱֱappand we’ll help you take off for the next successful phase of your career. You’ll have access to a variety of majors, hands-on experience to enhance your potential and expert mentoring from a dedicated veterans counselor, whether you need admissions guidance or help accessing benefits.

Ӱֱappoffers veterans and all our students big opportunities in a small-school atmosphere. It’s a great landing zone if you’re coming off active duty or want to use your benefits to help a dependent strive for educational excellence.

Notice on Federal Tuition Assistance

Active duty, Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces personnel using Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) are directed to receive approval from the student's Educational Services Officer (ESO), military counselor or respective service prior to enrollment at Wilkes University.

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Yellow Ribbon Program

This program empowers the University to cover post-9/11 veterans’ tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Ӱֱappcovers up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match that amount.

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Supportive Community

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Kaster has walked in your boots. After serving for 32 years, he helps thank you for your service by mentoring veterans, helping them navigate the university landscape and encouraging them to make the most of their unique leadership skills.

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Green Zone Certified

Seek guidance from Green Zone certified faculty and staff with knowledge of the unique military-affiliated student experience. They can lend a sympathetic ear and help you identify and connect with student veteran support resources.

Any transitioning military member, veteran or dependent of a veteran would benefit from the amenities, atmosphere and comradery at Ӱֱapp. I am proud to say I have been a part of Ӱֱapp as it has become a part of me.

Michael Young | Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering major
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veterans or dependents of veterans who earned a degree or certificate from Wilkes in the past year.

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recent Ӱֱapprecipients of the Student Veteran Leadership Award by G.I. Jobs magazine.

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in Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking by Niche.

Serving Those Who Serve Us

Ӱֱapp is proud to serve our veterans who have done so much in service to our country

Military-Friendly School Badge

G.I. Jobs has ranked Ӱֱappas a Military-Friendly School. This honor places us among the colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s veterans and service members as students.

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OnlineU ranked Ӱֱapp 37 in the nation for online military-friendly schools. The award recognizes dedication to serving the unique needs of military service members, veterans and their families, with strong military communities and support networks for military-affiliated online students.

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Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) named Ӱֱappa Guard-Friendly School for creating a supportive learning environment for members of the guard and their families who are pursuing post-secondary degrees.

Additional Resources

Application and Enrollment Checklist

Our checklist helps you keep track all necessary steps to enroll at Ӱֱappand use your veterans benefits.

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Health and Wellness Services

The Ӱֱapp Health and Wellness Center provides care, education and advocacy to improve the health and well being of its students, staff and faculty.

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Make the Connection

MakeTheConnection is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends and other supporters with information, resources and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

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The requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA education benefits. Students can access the estimated cost by visiting the . Further information on costs, academic requirements, services available to students and more can be found on our consumer information sheet.

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