Veteran Services

Inspired to serve those who serve our nation, Marian University understands that your experiences are different, which is why we have staff committed to not only answering your questions, but assisting you throughout your time at Marian. Marian University is committed to serving our veterans, and assisting you in your achieving your personal and professional goals.

The academic programs of study at Marian University are approved by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®.

The academic programs of study at Marian University are approved by the Wisconsin State Approving Agency (SAA) of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under the GI Bill®.  Before the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), the School Certifying Official will certify only those students who are admitted to a degree or licensure program and who are making satisfactory progress as determined by College policy.  The Certification of Enrollment is necessary before educational benefit payments can be received.

GI Bills

Chapter 33 The Post-9/11 GI Bill® – Yellow Ribbon Program
By participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, tuition at Marian University will be fully funded, more.
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
Chapter 35 Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

FRY Scholarship
WI National Guard Tuition Grant
WI Veteran Grant

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Yellow Ribbon Program

As a participating institution of the Yellow Ribbon Program, Marian University will approve any veteran who chooses to take advantage of their GI Bill® benefit in to the Yellow Ribbon Program.  For eligible veterans, 100% of tuition and fees at Marian University will be paid for through the Yellow Ribbon Program, Marian University and Department of Veterans Affairs.  To access an application for the GI Bill® benefit, go to, www.gibill.va.gov.

Eligible veterans:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; 
  • Are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above. 

Steps to obtaining your GI Bill® benefit, for eligible veterans:

  1. Submit application for GI Bill® education benefit.
  2. Apply to Marian University.
  3. Provide the Marian University School Certifying Official with a copy of your eligibility letter for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

If a veteran qualifies any tuition-specific financial aid, it will be deducted from the Yellow Ribbon Program contribution.

Marian University does not limit the amount matched with the Yellow Ribbon contribution per student/per year.

For further assistance, contact Marian University School Certifying Official at 920.923.7618 or registraroffice@marianuniversity.edu

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Federal Benefits

If requested, Marian University is required to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with copies of grades and academic records to support certifications or to show failure to meet progress requirements without seeking prior approval of the individual veteran.

For more information on State Veterans Benefits, please visit http://dva.state.wi.us/default.asp.

Academic Counseling

Degree Requirements

All undergraduate students at Marian University must meet with their academic advisor prior to course selection. Undergraduate students may find the applicable program sheets to assist them with developing their Degree Plan.  All students, including graduate students, may peruse the Academic Bulletin for the degree requirements and timelines for degree programs. Requirements are determined by the student’s catalog year and are unchanging unless the student undertakes a change to his or her catalog year or degree program.

Degree requirements in effect at the time of each Service member’s enrollment will remain in effect for a period of at least 1 year beyond the program’s standard length, provided the Service member is in good academic standing and has been continuously enrolled or received an approved academic leave of absence. Adjustments to degree requirements may be made as a result of formal changes to academic policy pursuant to institutional or departmental determination, provided that:

(a) They go into effect at least 2 years after affected students have been notified; or

(b) In instances when courses or programs are no longer available or changes have been mandated by a State or accrediting body, the educational institution will identify low or no cost solutions, working with affected Service members to identify substitutions that would not hinder the student from graduating in a timely manner.

Transfer Credit 

After admission to the university, all students receive a degree audit report prior to making a decision on enrollment. The degree audit report shows how credit transfers and counts within their program of choice. Please make sure to order ALL military transcripts, college transcript, and test credits to see how they will transfer in towards your degree.  Prospective students can learn more about transfer credits here.

Students should request to have their official Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript submitted to Marian University as part of the application process for admission to the university.

Review established credit equivalency determinations:

Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard transcripts:  https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do

US Air Force (CCAF):  https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/

Readmissions Policy

Marian University follows the guidelines for readmissions and course withdrawals and release that align with provisions for Service members provided in Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook for Service members.