Veteran Students

Thank you for your interest in applying to Kentucky Wesleyan College! This page is for military veterans who are interested in full- or part-time enrollment at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

About Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a Yellow Ribbon School, which means we offer a free education to all veterans who qualify for the new GI Bill™ Yellow Ribbon program and meet Kentucky Wesleyan’s admission requirements. Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill™ veterans can apply for the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

The Yellow Ribbon Bill pays veterans’ tuition up to an amount equal to the highest in state public school undergraduate tuition. Kentucky Wesleyan will pay half of the remaining amount, which the Department of Veterans Affairs will match. This scholarship and the Yellow Ribbon funds and VA match provide a free educational opportunity.

The Application Process

Applying online will expedite your application process – and it’s free!



  • STEP 2: Send Official Transcripts

    • If you have have no college experience, send an official high school transcript to this address:
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College
      Office of Admissions
      3000 Frederica Street
      Owensboro, KY 42301
    • If you have previous college experience, send an official transcript from each college or university you have attended to the address above.
    • The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional information or a personal interview.



  • Step 3: Send ACT or SAT Scores

    • Request that your scores be sent to school code 1518 for ACT or 1369 for SATIf your scores are on your transcript, we consider those to be official.


  • Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid

    • To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
    • Submit your FAFSA by the preferred date of October 1. You do not have to wait until you are admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan to apply for financial aid. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have that funds will be available.
    •          This is especially important for Kentucky residents to ensure you receive the best
      opportunities for financial aid.
    • To ensure that we receive your FAFSA information, indicate our institutional code (001969) in the Federal School Code field and list the appropriate housing code.


  • Step 5: Accept Your Awards

    • Accept your award package online.
    • Your Student ID is the first letter of your first name and the first eight letters of your last name.
    • Accepting your award will ensure that your money is ready to be disbursed at the start of the semester.


Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium of approximately 1,900 colleges and universities. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Coast Guard, their family members, reservists and veterans of all Services.

As an SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures that military students share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures, particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of servicemembers and their family members to higher education programs.

For more information, contact:

The Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 270-852-3120

Military Benefit Information

Kentucky Wesleyan is proud of the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the U.S. Military. We welcome veteran students and offer you assistance and guidance. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of educational benefits for veterans of the U.S. armed forces and/or their family members. If you or your family members are eligible for veteran educational benefits, the Kentucky Wesleyan VA rep will certify your enrollment in order for you or your family members to receive these benefits.

Military Evaluation

The Registrar’s Office at Kentucky Wesleyan College will evaluate your military training and experience for possible college credit. A military credential evaluation is optional and has no bearing on your admission status. This evaluation does not include evaluation of transfer work from other educational institutions. You must provide those transcripts separately. To inquire about your military transcript, please contact the American Council of Education at 202-939-9470.

GI Bill™ Information

General information about Active Duty & Reserve GI Bill™ programs including information on eligibility, how to apply, and programs covered by the GI Bill™ & payment information.

Post 9/11 GI Bill™ (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill™ is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill™. Veterans who are eligible for educational benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill™ may also be eligible for the funding of tuition expenses at Kentucky Wesleyan through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Active duty service members (MGIB-AD)

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

Montgomery GI Bill™ Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)

Section 901 is an Educational Assistance Test Program created by the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1981 (Public Law 96-342) to encourage enlistment and reenlistment in the Armed Forces. Benefits are available to individuals who entered on active duty after September 30, 1980, and before October 1, 1981 (or before October 1, 1982, if entry was under a delayed enlistment contract signed between September 30, 1980, and October 1, 1981).

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR&E)

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) provides services to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Veterans are assigned a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor assigned to the school they are attending. Each school works with the counselor for needed items for approved VRE veterans.

National Call to Service Program

This National Call to Service Incentive program requires a participant to perform a period of national service to be eligible for benefits. It is a Department of Defense program that is administered by VA.

Military One Source for Spouses and Families

To benefit military spouses & their families, Department of Defense is partnering with colleges, universities, and other agencies to support military spouses in pursuit of education, training, licensing, credentialing, and employment in high growth, high demand portable careers. These schools or agencies can help military spouses access up to $6,000 in Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Financial assistance. There is no cost for a school to participate.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information about veteran applications to Kentucky Wesleyan College, please contact:

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Barnard Jones Administration Building – 1st Floor
3000 Frederica Street
Ownesboro, KY 42301

Office Number: 270-852-3120
Toll Free Number: 1-800-999-0592
Fax Number: 270-852-3295