Military & Veterans' Services

Thank you for your service, now let McKendree University serve you and your family.

Whether you want to finish a degree you started years ago or are attending college for the first time, we'll help you reach your goal. With your military experience and a college degree, your opportunities are boundless.

Military Friendly Badge As the first institution of higher learning in Illinois, McKendree University has a rich history of serving active military and veterans. We have campuses operating in Lebanon, Illinois, the Center at Scott Air Force Base, online, and Radcliff, Kentucky. We are conveniently located on or near two U.S. military installations - Scott Air Force Base and Fort Knox Army Post. All of our locations can readily help any active or veteran member of the armed services interested in enrolling. McKendree was recently named by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a “Military Friendly School” for the 11th consecutive year. We are also an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

All McKendree campuses have staff specifically designated to provide support for veteran and active military students. Our veteran certifying officials serve as liaisons between you and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They are available to certify enrollment to the VA, assist in processing claims and answer questions concerning veterans benefits.


Benefits for Military Affiliated Students

McKendree University offers tuition benefits for military affiliated students who are enrolled in McKendree undergraduate and graduate programs. Please review the discounts we offer to Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, NATO, Veterans, and Military Dependents: Military Affiliated Benefits.

Helpful Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefit Estimator

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Reference Tool (.pps) - Please select "Save" when dialog box appears

Military Connection


Questions about admissions may be directed to or (800) BEARCAT.

Questions about billing and VA benefits may be directed to or (618) 537-6868.

Questions about financial aid may be directed to (618) 537-6828.

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