NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

Follow these steps if you are a prospective student who is considering attending KU.

Veterans Liaisons are Located in Key Offices

Liaisons are trained to handle military and veteran matters.

  • During this process, we recommend that you contact the Admissions Veterans Liaison or the Office of Veterans Services for assistance. 
KU Veterans Liaisons

Apply to KU.

After choosing a major and visiting campus (in person or virtually)

  • Apply to KU
    • Contact the Admissions Veterans Liaison or our office and request an application fee waiver code
    • Identify yourself as a military/veteran member or military benefit user on the admissions application
  • Follow the steps listed for military and veteran benefit users on the Veterans Admissions webpage

Apply

Veterans Admissions

Apply for Financial Aid

  • We recommend that you apply for FAFSA each year, even if you will be using military benefits. Military benefits rarely covers the entire costs of attending college.
    • Veteran Status on FAFSA - If you have not served on qualifying active duty, DO NOT select 'Yes' to this question. Active duty orders for training are not considered qualifying active duty.
      • If you select Yes and you are not a Veteran, it will delay your FAFSA from processing and delay the release of anticipated aid.
      • Basic training, AIT/Tech School, Annual Training, ADTS for School orders are considered active duty for training orders.
    • Reserve and National Guard Service members who have not been mobilized, deployed, or served on active duty for special work (ADSW, ADOS, etc.) are typically not considered Veterans for the FAFSA. 

ACCEPTED STUDENTS
Follow these steps if you have been accepted to KU and plan to enroll in a future semester. 

General University Enrollment Steps.

All new undergraduate students (freshman and transfer) must complete KU enrollment steps and attend New Student Orientation.

  • Receive information
  • Required placement tests, medical forms
  • Register for classes
  • Obtain KU ID card and vehicle registration stickers (if applicable)

Apply for Financial Aid

  • We recommend that you apply for FAFSA each year, even if you will be using military benefits. Military benefits rarely covers the entire costs of attending college.
    • Veteran Status on FAFSA - If you have not served on qualifying active duty, DO NOT select 'Yes' to this question. Active duty orders for training are not considered qualifying active duty.
      • If you select Yes and you are not a Veteran, it will delay your FAFSA from processing and delay the release of anticipated aid.
      • Basic training, AIT/Tech School, Annual Training, ADTS for School orders are considered active duty for training orders.
    • Reserve and National Guard Service members who have not been mobilized, deployed, or served on active duty for special work (ADSW, ADOS, etc.) are typically not considered Veterans for the FAFSA. 

Enrollment Steps for Military Benefit Users.

In addition to the general university enrollment requirements, students using military benefits must complete additional steps in order to use their benefits.

  • Apply for benefits
    • Understand how benefits are applied to a student's tuition bill
  • Submit required paperwork
  • Submit military transcripts (if applicable)