Welcome Veteran and Military Students!

Veteran Services
Military Services

Marian University participates in the following benefits:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (chapter 33)
  • Yellow Ribbon Program (chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (chapter 30)
  • Veteran Readiness & Employment (chapter 31)
  • Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA, chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (chapter 1606)
  • National Guard Tuition Grant
  • Wisconsin Veteran’s Grant for Private Non-Profit Schools

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.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Marian University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.  SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members.  SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services.  As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures Servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary education opportunities available to other citizens.   Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs.  Marian University is proud to provide veterans and active duty military members with the necessary resources and support to assist with meeting their educational goals.

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


Credit Hour Certification Rules For Veterans & Military Students

FT: 12+
¾ Time: 9 – 11
½ Time: 6 – 8
Less 1/2: 4 – 5
¼ Time: 1 – 3

FT: 9+
¾ Time: 6 – 8
½ Time: 3 – 5
Less 1/2: 2
¼ Time: 1

FT: 6+
¾ Time: N/A
½ Time: 3 – 5

Licensure Programs may be approved for veterans’ benefits if and only if:

  • Listed in the WEAMs site: https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildViewOrg.do

Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU)

Marian University is pleased to hold a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Defense (DoD), which allows our institution the opportunity to further our commitment to excellence in educating military students.


Marian University will ensure compliance with program integrity requirements consistent with the regulations issued by ED (34 C.F.R 668.71-668.75 and 668.14) related to restrictions on misrepresentation, recruitment, and payment of incentive compensation. This applies to Marian University itself and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions. As part of efforts to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at Service members.

Accreditation and Credentialing Requirements

Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the north central region of the United States. Marian was first accredited in 1960 and was reaccredited in 2016. Marian’s reaccreditation validates and evaluates our academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

To view the list of additional programmatic level accreditation authorities for Marian University click here.

Post-Graduation Job Opportunities

Career services

Career assistance and resources are available for all students through the Career Services Office. Career assistance includes:

  • Career Exploration and Interest Inventory Assessments
  • On and Off Campus Career Fairs
  • Dining Etiquette Dinners
  • Dress for Success
  • Internship and Externship Assistance
  • Handshake (Online Job and Internship Board)
  • Multi-Faceted Job Search Techniques
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Development

Accessibility resources

Marian University’s Director, Accessibility resources assists students with disabilities as they transition to Marian University through to graduation by facilitating reasonable accommodations, and offering personal/academic support, and advocacy.

To obtain accessibility resources, students contact the Director, Accessibility Resources to disclose a disability, submit appropriate documentation (see Marian University’s Documentation Guidelines) and discuss reasonable accommodations. The Director, Accessibility Resources determines eligibility for services, and reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis, based on students’ self-report, appropriate documentation and professional judgement. Requests for reasonable accommodations are reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis and granted as supported by the documentation and individual needs. It is strongly recommended that requests be made at least 4-6 weeks in advance of when they are needed in order to avoid delays that could potentially impact participation in a program, service, or activity. All information is regarded as confidential.

The Office of the Registrar, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 54935, is the certifying office for veterans’ benefits at Marian University. Senior Assistant Registrar, Debra Barrett, serves as the contact and Certifying Official in VA benefit matters.  She is trained and qualified to handle the TA program and VA education benefits.  She can also appropriately direct Service members seeking information about academic counseling, financial aid counseling, job search support or other student support services.  Please contact the Senior Assistant Registrar at 920.923.8127 or dabarrett08@marianuniversity.edu. The St. Louis VA Regional Office has a toll free number available for individual educational inquiries 1.888.442.4551.  The Fond du Lac County Veteran’s Service office is available for assistance and is located at 50 N. Portland, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, 920.929.3117.

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.va.gov/education/

Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising

Marian University and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions will:

  1. Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to TA funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible, and;
  2. Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and;
  3. Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.