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2022 Top 10 Military Friendly School

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is a Lutheran institution that is proud to be Military Friendly. You can be assured that we are committed to providing first class service to support our Active, Reserve, and Veteran personnel and their families.

CUW has been serving the needs of students since 1881 as a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit. Concordia is nationally recognized and fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

What we offer

Concordia University’s six academic schools offer a variety of certificate, associate, bachelors, masters, and graduate degree programs. Select one to learn more.

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Program highlights

Convenient scheduling options and delivery formats, many programs are offered on-campus, virtually, or online

Individual advising in all programs

Classes taught by professionals with real-world experience

Small class sizes allow for personal attention

Courses offered throughout the year, new classes begin every 6 to 8 weeks

Transfer in credits from previous college work

Earn up to 63 undergraduate credits from your military transcript

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Veteran support services

Student veteran services are dedicated to supporting veterans, their spouses and family members with services such as, but not limited to:

  • Academics
  • Career
  • Student Finance/Scholarships
  • Academic Advising
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Disability Resources
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Affordable

Concordia is dedicated to working with our veteran students and their families to ensure affordable tuition. We are proud that we have been consistently recognized as having a great return on investment. Veterans have numerous options for financing their education, including using military education benefits, applying for scholarships, and utilizing federal and state financial aid if needed. Concordia’s veteran services department also serves as a resource for veterans and their families as they inquire about how Concordia can serve their personal and educational goals.

What our students are saying

Thank you for your hardwork and support during my time at Concordia University. I appreciated the fantastic team at Veteran Services. Your office provided me with a caring, compassionate, and nurturing environment. Blessings to you and your team.

Michael Allen / US Military Veteran,
School of Pharmacy

I am a new student to CUW and a veteran from Minnesota and taking online classes, but I just had to say, this is the coolest thing I have heard of a school doing for veterans! I have attended a few other schools and none have been as patriotic as this one! I am excited to be attending here, and when I graduate, I will be making the 5 hour drive for the ceremony.

Andrea Wittlief / U.S. Army National Guard,
Online Education

The veteran’s program at Concordia University helped me to graduate 18 months ahead of time. I received assistance from the Director, and I was able to transfer 36 credits from my military transcript and apply that to my degree program right away. The office of Veteran’s Affairs played an integral role in me completing my bachelor’s degree.

Robert Dodds / U.S. Air Force Veteran,
Adult Education Program

Frequently asked questions

Answers to a few frequently asked questions about scholarships and partnering with Concordia.

Does Concordia accept the WI State GI Bill?

No. The WI State GI Bill is for use at the UW Public Systems. Concordia and the other remaining private non-profit schools use the WI State Veteran Tuition Grant Bill.

What are the requirements?

Entry into the military service from the State of Wisconsin or a Wisconsin resident for the past 5 years. Or, if you have a VA disability rating of 30% or greater, then your dependents are eligible if the above criteria is met.

Does Concordia have ROTC?

Concordia is affiliated with Marquette University for ROTC. We have a Point of Contact for you to receive further information.

I have a ROTC Scholarship. What does it cover?

Tuition; fees; books and a monthly stipend.

Can I use my ROTC Scholarship with my VA educational benefits?

Yes, if a student is eligible for the Post 9/11 benefit. The ROTC scholarship would be deducted from what would be submitted to the VA.

I just finished my military training. What educational benefits am I eligible for?

You’re eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33) and Tuition Assistance (TA). TA and Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch 33) can be used for applicable courses for approved programs of education. TA can only be used with Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB AD) and Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33). Student Veterans must decide which benefit to use during any one semester.

Additional resources

Select one of the logos below to view additional resources for veterans and active duty service members.

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Contact Us

Keith Casey

Director, Veteran Services 
keith.casey@cuw.edu 
262-243-2112
Luther 129

Barb Ellmaker

VA Certifying Official
barb.ellmaker@cuw.edu
262-243-4350
Luther 129

Kari D. Metts

Veterans Outreach Coordinator
kari.metts@cuw.edu
262-243-4491
Luther 129