Veteran Services

Welcome

With a caring Veterans Services staff, you won’t find a private, liberal arts, top-tier university in the US that is more connected and understanding as Methodist University.  We do our best to understand the wants and needs of our military students, veterans, and their families.

Methodist University offers affordable on campus programs as well as 100% fully online degrees to veterans, their spouses and children, as well as active duty service members. Our generous transfer credit policy, a suite of career-focused programs, and a dedication to flexibility make it easy to get started and stay committed to earning your degree. Learn more.

Methodist University is Military Friendly®

Methodist University has been named a Military Friendly® School (Gold) and a Military Friendly® Spouse School for 2021-22. Military Times has awarded us their 2020 Best for Vets designation.

Military Friendly School 21-22 Military Times Best for Vets 2020 Award

About the Office of Veteran Services

Veterans and active-duty service members may be eligible for various educational benefits to help finance their education.  Methodist University’s Office of Veterans Services is here to assist veterans with any questions you may have.  The Office of Veterans Services is located in Joe W. Stout Hall, room 100.  To begin the process of using your benefits at MU, you will need to complete the following:

Apply for Admission

Office of Admissions
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
admissions@methodist.edu
(910) 630-7027

  1. Apply online to Methodist University.
  2. Students must be accepted and enrolled in a degree seeking program at MU to use VA Benefits.  VA Benefits cannot be used by students enrolled as “special student”.
  3. Submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
  • Immunization Records
  • Official (final) high school transcripts, GED, or adult high school results
    • SAT or ACT scores (if applicable)
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    • DANTES, Advanced Placement, and CLEP (College Level Examination Program) official scores. These tests are free for active-duty service members through your Education Center.  This is a very important tool to evaluate knowledge gained outside a traditional classroom.  Click here for a list of tests accepted by MU.
    • Submit official military transcripts to be evaluated for academic credit. Official copies are available at the following sites:

Apply for Veterans Administration Benefits

Complete the appropriate application through E-benefits to apply for the VA Education Benefit that will best benefit you. For detailed information of the Chapter benefits, please refer to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Provide a copy of the completed application to MU’s Veterans Services office at veterans@methodist.edu.

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® VA Form 22-1990
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation VA Form 28-1900
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill® VA Form 22-1990
  • Chapter 35: Dependent Education Assistance Program VA Form 22-5490
  • Chapter 1606: Selected Reserves GI Bill® VA Form 22-1990

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Timeline for processing of benefits:

  • Application to certification of eligibility = 8-10 weeks
  • Submission of Request for Certification to book payment = 8-10 weeks
  • Earliest book payment to student = 12 days prior to the start of semester
  • Earliest tuition payment to school – billed after add/drop = 30-60 days
  • Payment released by VA to credit student account = 15-20 days from the date the VA releases the funds to MU

Apply for Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
financialaid@methodist.edu
(910) 630-7192/7193

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, if you would like to be considered for other financial resources to go along with your Veterans Benefits:

  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://www.studentaid.gov to be considered for federal, state, and/or need-based financial aid as soon as possible beginning October 1 for the upcoming year.
  • A FSA ID at https://www.studentaid.gov will be required to log into the FAFSA or any student Federal website.
  • THE PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING THE FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID) AT METHODIST UNIVERSITY IS JUNE 1.
  • ATTENTION ALL RETURNING STUDENTS: FOR MAXIMUM CONSIDERATION OF ALL MU’S NEED BASED FUNDS (FOUNDERS GRANT, WORK STUDY, ETC.), THE FAFSA MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE PRIORITY DEADLINE OF JUNE 1 and the student’s financial aid file is completed.
  • Be sure to list Methodist University on the FAFSA. Methodist University’s federal school code is 00294600.
  • Once the FAFSA has been submitted, the Department of Education will submit the FAFSA electronically to MU. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if additional documentation is needed. Otherwise, your file will be evaluated for ALL scholarships, grants and loans. If eligible a financial aid offer notification will be emailed to the students Methodist email. You may also access your my MU Portal for needed documents or the status of your financial aid offer.
  • For detailed information concerning the financial aid process, scholarships, grants, or loans, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid

More Information

For information about educational benefits, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office in Atlanta, Ga. at (888) 442-4551.

Important Links

Contact Us

For information about programs available at this institution, contact the MU Office of Veteran Services:

Randy Smith
Director of Veteran Services
randys@methodist.edu
(910) 630-7174

Shasta Culbreth
shastam@methodist.edu
(910) 630-7291