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Emporia State University is a military friendly school

Military Friendly

Emporia State University is a military-friendly school that strives to assist military members, Veterans, Spouses, and their dependents in utilizing their education benefits. We prepare students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership.

Principles of Excellence

President Obama signed Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Members on April 27, 2012. These principles were developed to strengthen oversight, enforcement, and accountability of education programs, and to ensure our service members, Veterans, and their families have the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their well-earned educational benefits. More information can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Residency + Military Credit Information

Non-Kansas residents, current military/spouses/dependents, and veterans may be eligible for in-state residency rates. For information on residency or to inquire about military credits, please get in touch with the Registration Office at 620.341.5211 or

You must be accepted to ESU to have your military credits evaluated. Once you have been accepted, please send your Joint Service Transcript to the Registrar's office.

Veterans Guide to ESU

Download the Veterans Guide to ESU.pdf for helpful information on attending as a veteran.

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Receive VA Education Benefits

Pay for college using VA education benefits.

Receive VA Education Benefits
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Military benefits

Explore the military benefits available to military + veteran students including chapters and scholarships.

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Involvement Opportunities

Explore involvement opportunities on and off-campus.

Involvement opportunities
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Explore resources on campus and off for military and veteran students.

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Contact Veterans Services

View contact information for Veterans Services and in the Emporia community.

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