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Military Students Interested in WKU

You Served Us, Let Us Serve You

You Served Us, Let Us Serve You
At WKU, you are assured a quality education from a regionally accredited university by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) with exceptional student support services.  We are committed to expanding and improving postsecondary educational opportunities for service members worldwide.

National Rankings

  • "Best for Vets 4-year College" by Military Times Edge magazine
  • "Top 100 Military Friendly School" by Victory Media.
  • “Military Spouse Friendly School” by Victory Media
  • “Best College & Regional Universities (South)”
  • “Best Online Bachelor Degrees and Programs”
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Since 1973, WKU has had a regional campus dedicated to those stationed at Fort Knox and for over 70 years WKU has had an Army ROTC battalion which has transformed hundreds of students into Army leaders.

WKU awards college credit for military training/experience based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide Recommendation. 

Reduced Tuition

WKU offers a special military tuition rate to all currently serving military students (Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard) at $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Veterans Upward Bound

WKU hosts the only Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in the state of KY.  This federal TRIO program assists U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in postsecondary school. VUB is a non-profit program serving veterans from an eight county area surrounding Bowling Green, and costs nothing for those who participate.  All services, books, and instruction are completely FREE OF CHARGE for those who qualify.

Textbooks for Troops

Textbooks For Troops™ (T4T) is the LARGEST program of its kind in the NATION.  T4T is a free textbook lending program for eligible WKU military students.  Books are loaned for the entire semester but MUST be returned for another student to use the following semester.  WKU’s T4T has assisted more than 2,600 students with their books needs since its inception in August 2011.

In-state Tuition

Qualifying veterans and dependents receive the in-state tuition rate.

Priority Registration

Priority registration is granted for Active Duty and veterans using the GI Bill.

Recognition Cords

Red, White, and Blue recognition cords are presented to veterans graduating from WKU.

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

WKU offers a dedicated space for military, veterans, and dependents. The center includes a student lounge, private study areas, computers, lockers, and so much more.

ROTC Programs

WKU hosts the Hilltopper Battalion of the Army ROTC, and is a cross-town school partnered with Detachment 790 of the Air Force ROTC at Tennessee State University.


A Vet-2-Vet peer mentorship program is available to all military affiliated students.

Student Veteran Alliance (SVA)

The SVA is a veteran-run student organization focused on helping each other succeed in higher education.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society (WKU Chapter)

SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and scholastic achievements of student veterans.  

Transferring Your Military Credit

WKU awards college credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide Recommendation. Active duty members and military veterans must submit official military transcripts and/or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts prior to admission.

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WKU Military Student Services
1906 College Heights BLVD
Tate Page Hall, 408
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Last Updated 11/7/2018