Loyola University Chicago

MVSS: Military Veteran Student Services

Student Academic Services

FAQ

See the Applying for Admission Page and you can also download this helpful Transfer Student Checklist for easy reference. 

Once you have decided the benefit that you wish to use, you will have to submit the appropriate application the Department of Veterans Affairs for approval.  The easiest way to do this is through the E-benefits online portal.  For most educational benefits, you will need to submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4). It can take the VA 6-8 weeks to process your application.  Once your application has been approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.  You will need to submit this information to the Financial Aid Office at Loyola University Chicago. 

You will automatically be considered for academic scholarships during the admission process. It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants.  For more information about applying for financial aid, please visit: http://www.luc.edu/finaid/apply_assistance.shtml

The Office of Registration and Records will review all your transcripts, including SMART transcripts to determine if you will be offered any transfer credit for classes taken while in the military. 

It can take the VA 6-8 weeks to process your application.  Once your application has been approved, you will need to submit that documentation to the Financial Aid Office at Loyola University Chicago.  The Financial Aid Office has to certify your enrollment for most educational benefit programs.  Enrollment certification typically begins 1-2 weeks before classes begin and is finalized after the add/drop period.  Once the VA processes the enrollment certification, it can take an additional 4-6 weeks to begin receiving payments. 

Students can use the charge authorization to add Rambler Bucks to their student account.  Students can authorize up to $800 each semester to purchase books in the Loyola University Chicago bookstore. Please note that the charge authorization adds a charge to your university account, and must be repaid. 

Our Student Veterans of America of Loyola University Chicago is a member of the national organization- Student Veterans of America.  This student-run organization is a great way to get to know other veteran students studying at Loyola University Chicago and participate in service projects geared toward enhancing wellness of veterans.  Like organization on Facebook

MVSS can be reached via email at veterans@luc.edu or phone at (773)508-7765.  The Office is located on the Lake Shore Campus in the Sullivan Center, Suite 245 (Inside the Tutoring Center).