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Active Military, National Guard, Reservists and Veterans

Missouri National Guard and Show-Me GOLD members dine in Tucker with President Jahnae Barnet and VP Scott Gallagher

We are proud to welcome all service members and Veterans and we thank you for your service.

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William Woods University is dedicated to continuing our long-standing partnership with military and veteran service members throughout the world. We are honored to be marked as a Military Friendly school for affordability, flexibility and meaningful educational opportunities for military service members, Veterans and their family members. Military service members and Veterans bring exceptional talent and extraordinary experience to the William Woods campus.

The transition from military to civilian life was hard. At first I went to a larger school, but I didn’t feel comfortable there. Then I came to William Woods. It was peaceful and I could actually think here. People accept and respect me and what I’ve been through

— Shannon Graziano, Marine Corps Veteran, Physical Education major

Everyone at William Woods is very friendly. There’s a camaraderie here that is the closest thing I have to the military. The professors are considerate and flexible, willing to work around my schedule.

— Daniel Lantz, Army National Guard, Criminal Justice major

Flexible and Affordable

According to U.S. News and World Report , cost, support services, career services and flexibility are among the most important factors in decision making on a school for veterans — all outstanding components to the William Woods University experience. William Woods’ online and part-time study options, as well as the ability to start and stop as needed provides the flexibility you need to finish your degree as your schedule allows.

Our staff is dedicated to Veteran and military service member support. Please do not hesitate to give us a call as our admissions counselors are happy to answer any questions you may have, walk you through the admissions process, or make sure you’re receiving the benefits you’re entitled to.

Financing your education

We are proud to participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Educational Program, which is designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed Post 9/11 GI Bill® education benefits. These benefits typically help only on-campus students. Please talk to an admissions counselor for more information, and for the benefits that will meet your needs.

All other William Woods University scholarships for traditional full-time students are also available to military service members, Veterans and their family members. This includes the one-of-a-kind LEAD program that awards $2,000 to on-campus students for involvement in specific LEAD events ($1,000 for commuter students), plus one free online summer course per year to assist in academic progression.

Applying for benefits

If you have not applied for benefits, you can do so through You may use this service if you are a U.S. military veteran, a service member on active duty, a member of the Selected Reserve, a spouse/dependent of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran, or a family member that has been approved to receive transferred benefits.

Please note that the VONAPP website is no longer available. If you have previously submitted an application through VONAPP, they will still process your request and contact you if any further steps are needed.

Admissions Information

Military/Veteran students enroll through the same process as other students.

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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