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Emporia State University is a military friendly school

Start here to learn about your military educational benefits

Emporia State University is a military friendly school who strives to assist military members, veterans, and their dependents in utilizing their education benefits. We provide information on education benefit programs, the application process for obtaining education benefits, and the certification process for using these benefits. We invite you to utilize our website to help you and if you have any questions, please contact us.

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.

What’s New?

As part of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, if you are currently considered a non-Kansas resident at Emporia State University and are current military, or are a military spouse/dependent, or are a veteran or spouse/dependent of a veteran who separated from active duty, you may be eligible for in-state residency rates. Please contact the Emporia State University Business Office for more information.

Veterans Guide to ESU

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

Benefit Opportunities

You may be eligible for several types of VA education and training benefits.

New or Transfer Students

If you are new or transferring to Emporia State, start here.

Continuing and Returning GI Bill ESU Students

If you are continuing your education or returning to ESU.

Verify Attendance to VA

Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607 students MUST report school attendance to the Department of Veterans Administration.

Sign up for the TradPlus and Veteran student orientation


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Troops To Teachers

The Teachers College at ESU offers this U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Defense program.

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Student Veterans Association of ESU

The purpose of the Student Veterans Association of ESU is to provide a way for student-veterans and their friends and families to promote the interests of student-veterans on campus.

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The Veterans Educational Services Certifying Official is here to help you

Learn more here