Military Tuition Rate & Tuition Assistance
Special Tuition Rate For Those Currently Serving In The Military
Western Kentucky University offers a military tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate courses to all service members currently on Active Duty, serving in a Reserve unit (excluding those on Individual Ready Reserve) or in a component of the National Guard. This tuition rate is applied when you utilize Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (DOD TA) through your service branch or when you utilize state-funded tuition assistance through your guard unit. Any semester that you are not utilizing TA, you will need to request this rate.
Please note: The WKU Military Tuition Rate of $250 per credit hour does not apply to Doctoral course
work and can not be used retroactively. It must be requested and applied during the
semester it is intended to be used for.
Active Duty Officers in the USPHS and NOAA: Beginning Summer 2022, WKU has extended the military tuition rate of $250 per credit hour, to Active Duty service members of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS Commissioned Corps) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Officer Corps. To receive the rate, please follow the instructions below, each semester that you remain in the service and enrolled at WKU.
Currently Serving Military Students Who Are Unable To Use The Department Of Defense Tuition Assistance:
In recognition of your service, WKU will still extend to you the military tuition rate of $250 per credit hour. To utilize this special rate, the following rules apply:
You, the service member, are responsible for the costs
Must be admitted to WKU unless you are a ArmyIgnitED participant
All Active Duty, Reservists (excluding Individual Ready Reserve) and National Guard members are eligible
Your current status must be verified by either
WKU Military Student Services (Gary Ransdell Hall 2052)
Military Programs Coordinator (Fort Knox -Layaou Hall, Bldg. 65- Room103 )
You must complete the application at the time of registration for EACH semester you are not utilizing DOD TA.
WKU offers help when you seek to use Tuition Assistance to pay for school!
Are you thinking of using your tuition assistance (TA) benefits through your service branch? Be sure to contact your Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service branch prior to enrolling in courses that you wish to use TA for.
Click here for helpful information on accessing Army TA. How to Access Army TA
WKU works through ArmyIgnitED to provide degree programs to Soldiers at our campuses in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow, Owensboro and online.
Click on the website for more information: www.armyignited.com
During your entire time at WKU and while you are accessing the ArmyIgnitED portal for your Federal Tuition Assistance benefits, WKU will provide assistance along the way. Contact Kent Johnson in our office at Military Student Services (p:270-745-4163 / e:email@example.com).
IMPORTANT DATES to remember for State Guard TA deadlines:
- Fall Semester- APRIL 1
- Spring Semester- OCTOBER 1
Follow this like to sign up for your Guard TA and check the status of you request. Remember to input $5,401 for 15 hours of coursework.