Funding Available for Active-Duty Military, Veterans and First Responders

Webster University offers several scholarship opportunities for active-duty Service members, military veterans and first responders. Please note that eligible Service members may also receive Tuition Assistance (TA) funds as a unique, distinct source of financial aid available (verification required). TA would be a first payer before any awarded scholarships. Please consult your base education officials for more information.

U.S. Active-Duty Military, National Guard and Reserve - per Credit Hour

Undergraduate (classroom and online) $250 (excluding flat-fee students) (2022-2023)
$260 (excluding flat-fee students) (2023-2024)
Graduate (classroom and online) $380 (2022-2023)
$390 (2023-2024)

U.S. Civilians (including Veterans) - per Credit Hour

Undergraduate (classroom and online) $450 (2022-2023)
$460 (2023-2024)
Graduate (classroom and online) $700 (2022-2023)
$730 (2023-2024)

Verification of Status

U.S. military affiliated and first responder students must verify their status to receive tuition rates and scholarships for these groups. Students may present their ID at any local campus. Or verification can be submitted via email to

Accepted verification includes:

  • Active Duty Military: Obtain documentation by submitting a request for documentation from the Service-Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website.
  • National Guard: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Military Reserve: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Civil Service Employees: Use Common Access Card and MyBiz+ tool to send password-protected email attachment.
  • Military Dependents: Copy of DEERS ID.
  • Federal Contract Workers: Proof of employment in the form of an employer letter or pay stub.
  • First Responders: Copy of ID.
  • National Military Family Association (NMFA): Students identifying as NMFA eligible do need to provide documentation. Webster University will verify eligibility directly with NMFA. Students who are not a member of NMFA, but need further information on eligibility may visit or contact them at
  • Children of Fallen Patriots/Folds of Honor: Please submit inquiry to the Office of Military Affairs at Webster University:

Please note that Webster University cannot accept copies of U.S. government identification. Photocopying U.S. government identification is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. It is acceptable to provide military or government ID to commercial establishments but they cannot copy or duplicate it in anyway. Read more about military ID card limitations.


Additional Fees

All fees are nonrefundable.

Undergraduate (degree and non-degree and degree completion - non-refundable) No Application fee
Graduate Application Fee  (excluding doctorate programs) $50 (degree and non-degree - non-refundable)
Graduate Application Fee (doctorate programs) $125 (degree and non-degree and degree completion - non-refundable)
Graduation fee $100 (non-refundable)
  • Additional lab fees may be assessed for selected classes.

Military Affairs


Resources and Support

No matter your schedule or existing work, family or military commitments, we can accommodate you—even during deployment.

On acceptance to the University, students normally schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss their academic plans and to register for their first classes.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Per DoD MOU, paragraph 4.e.(2)-(3), “DoD personnel are entitled to consideration for all forms of financial aid that educational institutions make available to students at their home campus. Educational institution financial aid officers will provide information and application processes for Title IV student aid programs, scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, etc., to DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) recipients… [and that] Service members identified as eligible DoD TA recipients… will have their TA benefits applied to their educational institution’s account prior to the application of their Pell Grant funds to their account."

Active-duty, Reserve and Guard Process and Timeline

Military students are often eligible for tuition assistance (TA) provided by their service. To determine eligibility, please consult your military education officials, who must approve all TA requests prior to the start date of the course. Eligible students must enroll for courses directly with their Academic Institution after approval is given by the military education officials. Air Force and Army members need to apply for TA no earlier than 60 days prior and enter information into their service TA application system no later than 7 days prior to the course start date. Navy members need to start their application for TA 30 days prior to the term start date. Marine Corp members need to start their application 60 days prior to the term start date.

Webster University Refund Policy

Webster publishes its refund policy in its catalog. Unearned TA is refunded on the same pro-rata basis as tuition.

Refund policy may be found in the University catalog:

Loan Cohort Default Rate (CDR)

Webster Financial Aid Office discloses the current CDR to prospective students. To ensure compliance with DoD MOU, paragraph para 3.h3(3) it is published here as well. The latest Department of Education CDR has reported was for 2019. Webster’s CDR was 1.1%, in comparison to the national average of 2.3%.

DoE typically publishes the CDR each fall. Webster staff will review the latest CDR each Fall term and do an interim review each Spring term and make website updates as needed. If Webster’s CDR rises above the national average, Webster will also commence disclosure of that information and provide students with loan repayment data as required.

Webster University is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or any military service, and images, including incidental uniformed military personnel, facilities or military service marks do not imply endorsement by the DoD or any military service. The appearance of DoD visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.