Military and Veteran Admissions

We go the extra mile to give active U.S. military and veterans the support (academic, financial, logistical) they may need to earn a certificate or degree, and to advance their careers in the military or following service.

You are a military student if you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. armed forces. We also support military spouses/dependents and DoD civilians.


UIW Military Recognition

  • Best for Vets Colleges (Source: Military Times)
  • Top Colleges and Universities (Source: Military Advanced Education)
  • Top Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans 2022 U.S. News and World Report
  • Colleges of Distinction Military Support 2021-22

Military Veteran Badges


Military and Veterans Affairs Team

UIW employs a dedicated Military and Veterans Center staff to assist with military and veteran benefits. Visit our office or connect with us online for support and services.

Connect with the Military and Veteran Center


Educational Opportunities at UIW

UIW Military Financial Incentives

  • No fees (Active Duty)
  • Tuition discounts
  • Yellow Ribbon School
  • Free textbooks in the School of Professional Studies (undergraduates and all Active Duty)
  • Active Duty Tuition Assistance at cap
  • Veterans discounts - in the School of Professional Studies
  • Active Duty Spouses/Dependents discounts - in the School of Professional Studies
  • DoD Civilians - in the School of Professional Studies

College Designed for You in the School of Professional Studies

  • 100% online degrees
  • Convenient classroom settings in San Antonio and Corpus Christi
  • Accelerated format
  • 24-hour access
  • Portable (anytime, anywhere) asynchronous delivery
  • 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year and a Winter Session
  • Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs

Explore School of Professional Studies Admissions Events

Military and Veteran Admissions

Explore the UIW Academic Programs to find a degree for your interests.

Prospective veteran students or dependents apply for academic programs through the regular application process. Prospective active duty students follow application steps for their service branches.

  1. Summer I (Late April—Late June)
  2. Summer II (Late June—Mid August)
  3. Fall I (Mid August—Mid October)
  4. Fall II (Mid October—Early December)
  5. Spring I (Early January—Late February)
  6. Spring II (Early March—Late April)

2022-23 Tuition Rates

Click the link below to view the 2022-23 tuition rates.

Tuition Rates

student veteran group

Proud San Antonio Military City USA Partner

  • ¼ of Texas active duty population
  • 153,000 veteran residents
  • 6th in U.S. (veterans county-level population)
  • #1 most densely-populated veteran community (Texas)
  • 3rd largest state-wide population of active duty service members
  • Joint Base San Antonio accounts for about ¼ of the total active duty service members for Texas (31,720 members).
  • About 7,000 active duty service members from Joint Base San Antonio will transition into civilian life in 2016 alone.