Military Students

At Montreat College, we care about our country’s servicemembers.

That is why we want to help you take the next step in the pursuit of your educational goals. Benefits for current and former servicemembers are available for students in our School of Adult and Graduate Studies and our School of Arts and Sciences to help offset the cost of your education.

Benefits offered:

  • VA Benefits
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Military Tuition Discount (School of Adult and Graduate Studies for military students whose tuition is not covered 100% by veteran benefits)
  • Yellow Ribbon Program for Undergraduate Students (offered at Montreat location only)

In 2018, Viqtory, Inc. designated Montreat College Military Friendly® for the sixth year this decade attesting our dedication to serving veterans.

Montage of icons: Military Friendly School MF'17, Yellow Ribbon Participating School, VA Benefits, Military Tuition Discount

Veterans Affairs Students

The VA School Certifying Official (SCO), located in the Registrar’s Office, works with the Veterans Administration (VA) to assist with administering the education benefit programs to veterans, eligible dependents of veterans, and servicemembers. The SCO certifies enrollment, based on number of credits, length of courses, and type of courses (residential or distance learning), and transmits necessary credentials and information to the proper administrative office.

Before the SCO can certify a student’s enrollment, the student will need to send the following:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for the student.
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding detailing the expectations for students using VA educational benefits. The memo has detailed information concerning status for each type of student.

The VA SCO reports final enrollment verifications at the end of the drop/add period. Students are responsible for reporting any changes in enrollment, attendance, or contact information to the VA SCO as soon as possible.

To apply for VA educational benefits, go to To check on the status of benefits, contact the Veterans Administration helpdesk at 1-888-442-4551.

Military students can reach the VA helpdesk for Montreat College by email at or by calling 1-828-669-8012 x1504. View the Memorandum of Understanding for Use of Education Benefits for Veteran Students.

Active Duty Servicemembers

Active duty servicemembers start with their Education Services Office (ESO). The ESO works with the servicemember to assess if tuition assistance (TA) is an option or if VA educational benefits is the best route. The SCO works with the servicemember and ESO to report required information for TA.

Additional Financial Information

Traditional Undergraduate

Adult Undergraduate


Additional Resources

Outside Resources (Area-based)

Contact Us

Cindy Kirkland
VA and DoD Compliance Officer
Associate Director of Records and Registration, VA School Certifying Official