The Catholic University of America has been listed as a military friendly university by leading publications for several years. US News ranked The Catholic University of America as #99 in Best Colleges for Veterans and #139 in National Universities in 2020. The listing was a result of our strong participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and the policies we have in place to serve veterans and active duty service members. We appreciate the recognition afforded by our inclusion in these rankings but what we consider even more important is the respect we give to all our students at the university.
Applications fees are waived for student veterans, contact Ed Schaefer, firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Catholic University of America's Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is now a Yellow Ribbon Program participant!
Learn more about Yellow Ribbon Program and the GI benefits.
The Catholic University of America is a "Military Friendly School."
To prevent delays in receiving your education benefits, we must certify your enrollment prior to the beginning of each semester or summer session. Please notify a Veteran Certifying Official in the Office of Enrollment Services following registration each semester to initiate the certification process for the semester. Any registration changes must be reported promptly to the Office of Enrollment Services.
In addition, if you are receiving education benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapters 1606 or 1607 you must verify your continuing enrollment monthly. This can be done online at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/ or by calling 1 (877) 823-2378. Monthly verification cannot be completed any earlier than the last day of each month.
If you choose to attend another institution of higher learning while also enrolled at The Catholic University of America, you may be eligible to combine your enrollment hours to qualify for full time benefits. Please contact a Veteran Certifying Official in the Office of Enrollment Services for assistance.
Please notify a Veteran Certifying Official in the Office of Enrollment Services when you are graduating or otherwise terminating the use of your VA education benefits so that we may properly notify the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Office of Enrollment Services works in partnership with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and dependents eligible to participate in the VA’s Education Benefits Programs. Information on the VA’s Education Benefits Programs is available at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/education_programs.asp. Eligibility for benefits is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs which has Education Benefits Counselors available at 888-GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551).
If you have never used VA education benefits at any institution of higher education, you must complete the appropriate application form.
- Veterans: please complete Form 22-1990
- Survivors and dependents: please complete form 22-5490
- Parents transferring 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a spouse or dependent: please complete form 22:1990e
For more information and to download the forms visit Enrollment Services.
Students of The Catholic University of America may enroll in one of the following ROTC programs through the Consortium:
See the Consortium Registration Policy for information on consortium registration.
Your academic preparation matters to us, but so does a whole lot more: We want to know your character, your personality, and your passions. We’re looking for students who embrace their communities and face new challenges.
Founded in 1887 as a research-oriented institution, Catholic University is comprised of twelve schools and currently has an enrollment of about seven thousand students, more than half of which are graduate students.
At the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, we offer online, evening, and accelerated courses to fit your schedule, taught by current professionals dedicated to your success.
The Departments of Music offer an active-duty military musician tuition discount program for part-time candidates for the degrees Master of Music, Master of Arts, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.
CUA Homefront is a student organization formed to promote the values of faith, service, and charity through active participation in supporting and giving back to our troops including active and reserve duty, veterans, ROTC, and civilians in the defense sectors.
For questions on available resources or university processes and procedures, contact Ed Schaefer, CDR, USN, (ret) Catholic University's Veterans Affairs coordinator. He can help guide your transition from the service to Catholic University.