Why KU? 


  • Your overall education. KU has a rich array of academic and professional programs, acclaimed professors, outstanding libraries and research facilities, vibrant cultural offerings, exciting sports, varied social experiences and warmly welcoming community
  • Top 5 public university, as cited in “Best for Vets” by Military Times
  • In-state tuition for active-duty servicemembers, Reservists and Kansas National Guardsmen; GI Bill® users, and their spouses and dependents
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides funding for out-of-state tuition expenses for students living in Missouri not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Undergraduate admission application fee waivers for veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Services
  • Transfer of credit policy follows ACE-recommended guidelines
  • On-campus childcare available
  • MyCAA approved institution
  • On-campus Military-Affiliated Student Center
  • Scholarships for military-affiliated students
  • Veterans Upward Bound program to help veterans prepare to enroll in postsecondary school
  • KU Veterans Alumni Network provides a strong veterans alumni network
  • KU Student Veterans of America advances veterans interests on campus
  • Exceptional military-related research opportunities
  • Lawrence campus within 45 minutes of the Fort Leavenworth and Topeka VA hospitals
  • Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College are located less than a one hour’s drive from KU
  • Program offerings at our Leavenworth site


The 2019 KU Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence annual colloquium, Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property & University Open Research:  The Perfect Storm will be held 22-23 April at KU.  Registration is now open!

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to college freshman and college sophomores in the IT disciplines.  Recipients receive full tuition and guaranteed employment upon graduation!

ICCAESummer internships (2019) with the Defense Intelligence Agency - plan early for your security clearance.

USNORTHCOM's Volunteer Student Internship Program accepting applications from Graduate Students and ROTC students!

KU receives Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence grant.  

KU designation as a Department of Defense Language Training Center has been renewed through 2019.​ Learn more here


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Foreign Area Officer Program (FAO)

The University of Kansas has been educating U.S. Foreign Area Officers for more than 50 years. The interdisciplinary MA program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at KU is one of the longest established in the nation, having trained more than 60 Foreign Area Officers since 1990. Learn more...


KU ranks 9th in the Military Times’ 2013 Best for Vets survey
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