UIS is committed to serving military-connected applicants and their families. Veterans can receive an application fee waiver by submitting their DD-214 with their application for admission. Veterans are strongly encouraged to explore the following resources:
UIS follows the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding academic credit for military training. Credit for military training will be reviewed upon receipt for the appropriate equivalency. If a direct equivalency is not awarded, students will receive elective credit. A Student Petition approved by the student's academic advisor and department chair may be submitted to use military credit towards specific program requirements.
On August 12, 2013, Illinois State Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 2353 (Public Act 98-0306), “Higher Ed-Military-Tuition,” which grants state tuition residency to student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), allowing them to qualify for in-state tuition. This is intended to bring the actual assessed tuition at Illinois public institutions in line with the maximum benefits offered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to reduce the likelihood that recipients need to supplement their benefits in order to cover the cost of tuition and fees. For more information, please visit the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs website.
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.