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 2018As 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 Shepherdsville 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 9th 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.

Helpful Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefit Estimator

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Military Connection

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us by phone at 618-537-6577 or email at