Military and Veteran Students

Thank you for your sacrificial service

Welch College is truly grateful for the sacrificial service of veterans to our country. We enthusiastically welcome veterans and their family members to be a part of our mission to educate leaders to serve Christ, His Church and His World through biblical thought and life by enrolling in our Online, Adult Degree, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree programs.

We actively support and assist members of our nation’s military who wish to further their education and we are pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Prospective students can learn about basic costs to attend Welch College by visiting our Financial Aid page or by viewing the current edition of the Welch College Catalog.

When our students are successful, we are successful.
We stand ready to help members of the military, veterans and their family members achieve success at Welch!

Application Process

  1. Complete an Online Application for Welch College
  2. Apply for VA Education Benefits 
  3. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Welch College school code:  030018

Applicant may also wish to Request Military Service Transcript

For additional help contact or

Final Steps

These steps are to be completed prior to School Certifying Official certifying classes with the VA:

  • Provide a copy of your DD-214 to the School Certifying Official (if veteran)
  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School Certifying Official
  • Provide School Certifying Official (SCO) with a copy of your class schedule immediately after registration

In Addition:

  • Keep SCO informed throughout the semester of changes, withdrawals, etc. in class schedule
  • Inform SCO if additional assistance is needed.  They will gladly route you to the proper department.

Additional Resource Information

As a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training.

VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Explore your options at the following pages:

Once you’re ready, apply for benefits online.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

(Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on active duty after September 10, 2001, or those individuals who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service—connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.

Based on your length of service, you may be eligible to receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state institution of higher education (paid direct to the university.)

You may also be eligible to receive:

  • Monthly housing allowance sent to you
  • MHA is not payable to those attending at ½ time or less, or Active Duty Members (or transferee spouse of service member on Active Duty)
  • Books and supplies stipend sent to you
  • One-time rural benefit for certain veterans

Please see pamphlet for more details. For 9/11 GI Bill forms or to learn more about Transfer of Entitlement, visit the VA Benefits website.

Yellow Ribbon

In recognition of selfless service since September 11, 2001, Welch College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. We believe that some things in life are earned. And you deserve it.


Fry Scholarship Program

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) currently pays a benefit equal to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Beneficiaries attending school may receive a statutory annual maximum amount for a private school, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.

The benefit is available to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.


We’re here to help.

Jill Ketteman
Military & Veterans Liaison
Phone: 615-675-5263
Fax: 615-296-0400

Angie Edgmon
Financial Aid Coordinator
Call: 615-675-5278
Fax: 615-296-0400

Emily Vickery
Academic Office
Call: 615-675-5260
Fax: 615-296-0400