At the Catholic University of America we seek excellence in service to God, our nation, and the world. As part of that mission, we have a strong commitment to our military-affiliated student population (defined as veterans, active duty servicemembers, ROTC cadets, and military dependents). We strive towards meeting our goal of being a premier location in higher education for veterans continuing their studies as well as for training and supporting the next generation of military officers and national security professionals. Reach out today to learn about your future opportunities as a Cardinal!

Applications fees are waived for student veterans, contact Director of Military and Veteran Student Services Stephan Murphy, for assistance.


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Yellow Ribbon

The Catholic University of America's Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is now a Yellow Ribbon Program participant!
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The Catholic University of America is a "Military Friendly School."

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I certify and verify my enrollment?

    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 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.

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  • Am I eligible for benefits?

    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 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.

  • What amount of money can I expect from GI Bill funding?

    For questions on your GI Bill rating, please use the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill calculator.

  • What are the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) programs offered?

    For more information, please visit the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services website.

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Office of Military and Veteran Student Services

The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services (OMVSS) seeks to make the Catholic University of America the premier destination for military affiliated students in higher education by creating a resilient fellowship-based campus experience as well as to create a robust, professional and active learning environment for Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC Training.

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