Military at Union

Union Institute & University offers an outstanding educational value for our heroes and their families. Union is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon university, recognized by the Department of Defense for our support of veterans.

Active duty, military spouses and children, and veterans can access a world-class education, at home and abroad. Whether you are looking to start a career, or rise through the civilian ranks, we are here for you every step of the way.

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Union Institute & University is committed to providing the highest quality services to our veteran/military students to ensure their academic and personal success.  We will connect our veteran/military students to helpful resources which will give them the ability to become successful veteran students.


Living Allowance Stipend

Union Institute & University offers a $7,500 living allowance stipend (a total of three stipends at $2,500 per term) for honorably discharged eligible veterans. This stipend is a subsidy to assist Union Institute & University Veterans with the lower MHA received by distance education students. Applicants must have Post-9/11 GI Bill® Chapter 33, or Chapter 31 VA educational entitlement. This is open to qualified veterans residing in any U.S. state.

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Applicant must:
  1. Show Chapter 33 or 31 entitlements for VA education benefits, which could be either:
    1. Proof of their Certificate of Eligibility or a signed Chapter 31 authorization and certification of status form from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, or
    2. This could be the post-9/11 GI Bill.
  2. Provide VA Form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training if VA education benefits were used at prior colleges or universities.
  3. Provide a DD Form 214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty culminating in an honorable discharge.
  4. Provide DD 214 Joint Service transcripts.
  5. Have expected Family Contribution (EFC range of 0 – 6206 for the school year 2022-23).
  6. Be admitted and enrolled full-time, based on the program curriculum, in a Union Institute & University degree program and continue enrollment throughout the degree completion.
  7. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 for undergrad and 3.0 for grad).

Supporting Your Educational Goals

We strive to provide every Veteran with a positive and rich environment for advancing their education. We understand the unique needs of our Veteran students and the balance between school and civilian life. That’s why we provide exceptional one-to-one guidance and various financial services just for you.

We have partnered with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Air University and the CCAF General Education Mobile (GEM) Program to provide a pathway to a Bachelor’s degree.