Veteran Benefits

Military & Veteran Educational Resources

One Place to Access all VA Education Benefits as a Veteran, Service Member or Military-Connected Students.

We are dedicated to helping military-connected students meet and exceed their academic goals. We understand that the transition from military life to becoming a college student can certainly be a different experience.  At NC Wesleyan, our goal is to support student veterans and supply them with all the necessary resources on and off campus so that they can focus on academic success.  Allow us to help you build your future as a student and a civilian.

Thank you for your service to our country. We look forward to serving you!

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Exceeding the Benchmark Standards for Military Friendly®

Year after year, NC Wesleyan University continues to be recognized as a Military Friendly®  college. We strive to provide the best service to veterans and troops through:

  • Administer and Accept DSST
  • Provide Support and Guidance with VA Benefits
  • Provide Campus Locations and Online Education Near Military Bases in Eastern NC
  • Provide Flexible Scheduling of Classes
  • Offer Flexible Policies for Transfer Work and Military Training
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Support the NCWU Vietnam War Memorial Project

The University plans to dedicate a new wall and plaque to recognize and honor alumni who served in harm’s way during the Vietnam War. Learn more about each NCWU Alumni and their stories below.

10% OFF TUITION for You and Your Spouse!

Any Veteran or Active Military along with their spouses are eligible for 10% off on undergraduate tuition.


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I am currently Active-duty Air Force Senior Airman stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro and the admissions process at NCWU was fairly easy and everyone I talked to was incredibly helpful. Everyone at NCWU has been so helpful and understanding when it comes to needing extensions due to military obligations taking me out of state. I love the online, asynchronous format of my classes. I am pursuing a bachelors in Organization Leadership which I plan to use once I get out of the military to work on the civilian side of things. I am proud to be a student at NCWUMadison (Woods) Duff ’26

We support student veterans and supply them with all the necessary resources on and off campus

Veteran Resources

The federal government and other organizations offer college financial aid to active duty personnel, veterans, and those related to veterans or active duty personnel. Listed below is an extensive collection of Veteran Resources for military-connected students.

NCWU Veterans Program Policies

Recruiting Service Members Policy

As required by the Department of Defense and to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at Service members, North Carolina Wesleyan will:

  • Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis [defined as “an insignificant amount”] to any individual or entity, or its agents including third-party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to TA funds. Educational institution-sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible.
  • Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
  • Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.

Active-Duty Tuition Assistance Policy

All military and persons who wish to use Tuition Assistance (TA) must first receive approval from a local base Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling.

Tuition Assistance Unearned TA Funds Policy

NC Wesleyan’s policy is to return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.

16-week Course Withdraw submitted

  • Before or during weeks 1-2 100% return
  • During weeks 3-4 75% return
  • During weeks 5-8 50% return
  • During weeks 9-10 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 11-16 0% return

8-week Course Withdraw submitted

  • Before or during week 1 100% return
  • During week 2 75% return
  • During weeks 3-4 50% return
  • During week 5 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 6-8 0% return 

8-week Online classes

  • 100% of Tuition Assistance (TA) received will be returned if the student withdraws within the first week of class, but before submission of the first assignment. The student’s request will be processed as a drop for the purpose of returning TA funds only, not for Financial Aid attendance or recalculating of aid.
  • 75% of TA received of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after submitting the first assignment and through the end of the second week of classes.
  • 50% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the second week of classes, but before the end of the fourth week of classes.
  • 25% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the fourth week of classes, but before the end of the sixth week of classes. (60% of course is completed)
  • No TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the sixth week of classes.


NCWU Tuition Assistance Coordinator: Laura Estes Brown, or 919-988-9270.

Military Transfer Credits Policy

Students who have satisfactorily completed basic military training may receive credit for the health promotion and health-related physical activity courses required for general education upon submitting your Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Office of the Registrar (

Students who have completed service schools while on active duty with the military may request an evaluation prior to admission through the Registrar’s Office. Credit will be awarded in accordance with the American Council on Education recommendations provided that the credit recommended is at the baccalaureate level; it is applicable to the general education requirements, to the student’s declared major field of study, or to the elective hours prescribed within the student’s designated program of study.

Submit a copy of your Joint Service Transcript to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation of any applicable transfer credits.

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Office of the Registrar

Request that a copy of your Joint Service Transcript be sent to NCWU:

Are You Ready to Get Started?

We have put together a helpful checklist for Veterans and Active Military to complete as they walk through the process for entering college.

Online Form Center

Contact the Office of Veterans Affairs:

Veteran Services and VA School Certifying Official

Laura Estes Brown, MA.Ed.
Associate Dean, Veteran Services & ROTC Adviser



VA Student Hotline – 1.888.GI BILL.1 (888.442.4551)

Office Location

If you have questions and would like to visit us at our main Rocky Mount Campus, stop by the Veterans Services Office.

Pearsall Classroom Building (Next to the Business Office)
Student Success Center
Room PCB 192-B