Loyola University Chicago

MVSS: Military Veteran Student Services

Student Academic Services

Transition Checklist

A Guide for Military Veteran Students

Submit your admission application to Loyola University Chicago.  

As soon as you make a final decision to begin an academic program, apply for VA educational benefits through the E-Benefits portal, online at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov.  Please note it can take the VA up to six weeks to process your application and send your certificate of eligibility for educational benefits.  You will need to submit your certificate of eligibility and DD-2014 (Member 4) to the Financial Aid Office.  Documents can be sent via email at vetfinaid@luc.edu or fax at 773-508-3397.

In addition to your VA benefits, you can also apply for scholarship, grant, and loan assistance.  We also recommend that you apply for financial aid.

You will receive information regarding registration, orientations, and other related activities that are necessary to begin your education at Loyola University Chicago. You can also reach the MVSS office by email at veterans@luc.edu or 773.508.7765.

Deciding what your living arrangements will be is an important part of transitioning to Loyola University Chicago. Living arrangements should be finalized before you begin classes. The University offers numerous choices for living on-campus living

If you choose to reside off-campus, check out the resources available through the Off-Campus Student Life Office and download the Off-Campus Living Guide.  It is important to be mindful of the expenses that come with living off campus, such as utility bills, internet, etc. MVSS is always available if you need help with making living arrangements.

If you are new to Chicago, download our Moving Guide for helpful information. 

You will receive correspondence from the University by email and standard mail, outlining orientation and registration dates.  You will receive instructions on how to set up your LOCUS account and university email account.  Please read all this information carefully.