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Veterans and Military Families

Welcome Veterans and Military Families

Our university is committed to providing the support you need, whether you are just considering University of Saint Katherine (USK) or are a currently enrolled student.

You can start your journey by exploring our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. You can also review our website for more information about applying, financing your education, or succeeding at USK.

First-Year Students (Undergraduate) Checklist

  1. USK Application
  2. Official Test Scores: USK requires either SAT or ACT scores from all first-year applicants. For students who take the SAT/ACT more than once, USK will just consider the highest composite score.
  3. Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
  4. Send a copy of your DD-214 to USK.

For Transfer Students

  1. USK Application
  2. Transcripts: Transfer applicants should submit official transcripts of all college coursework completed including their Joint Service Transcript (JST) to USK.
  3. Send a copy of your DD-214 to USK.
  4. See Transfer Policy

International Applicants

Please refer to the International Applicants page for an Application Checklist.

Graduate Admissions
  1. USK Application
  2. Transcripts: Transfer applicants should submit official transcripts of all college coursework completed including their Joint Service Transcript (JST) to USK.
  3. Send a copy of your DD-214 to USK.

USK Financial Aid

Undergraduate financial aid includes grants, merit scholarships, loans and Federal Work-Study. The amount and types of aid students receive can be based on a student’s and family’s financial need (need-based) or provided without regard to need.

Need-based financial aid may come from the federal government, the state or USK directly. Some funds, such as grants, scholarships and Federal Work-Study, do not need to be repaid. Loans, however, do need to be repaid after graduation, so students and families who choose to borrow should plan accordingly.

Please review the Cost of Attendance page in order to see an estimated breakdown of tuition, fees, housing, and living expenses. Continue to explore the Affording USK page for information on Scholarships, Financial Aid, and possible VA Benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon program.

Financial Benefits and Resources for Veterans

Please see below for more information on how these benefits can make education at the University of Saint Katherine an affordable option. We know that Financial Aid can be difficult to navigate, which is why we want to answer your questions. Please email the Financial Aid office at financialaid@usk.edu or call 760.471.1316 x105.

Following are some useful external resources:

View BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Calculations

Veterans Benefits Administration/Education and Training

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

 

Additional Information

Whether you are active duty, a veteran, a dependent of a service member, there are a variety of resources and military aid programs available to you. If you are interested in other scholarship opportunities for military students, visit todaysmilitary.com to learn about financial aid offered by the U.S. Armed Forces. Here are a few outside resources that may assist military students and veteran beneficiaries:

Military Children Scholarships

As an active duty service member, you may be eligible to use your tuition assistance for your education program. For full details on how to use your tuition assistance, please visit your command or unit education officer. Tuition Assistance Students Must Provide a Tuition Assistance Authorization Form (issued by command education officer).

Transitioning from military to university life can be challenging. USK’s campus resources can make that transition easier, and ensure you are prepared for success in the next step of your life and career. Please reach out to USK Student Services at 760.471.1316.

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.

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