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Military Student Services

WCU Alumni Carson Heath shared this photo with us while serving in Afghanistan and continuing his degree program through online courses.


Western Carolina University is committed to providing exemplary support to members of the military and veterans, their spouses, and their college-aged children. We provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid counseling to ensure our military students are able to maximize their benefits and receive a high-quality, affordable education. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs at our main campus in Cullowhee, in Asheville at Biltmore Park, and online for those stationed around the globe. 

In addition to certifying eligible recipients for military and veteran education benefits, the Military Student Services staff will provide information and referral services, help you select the right program for your situation, connect you with other military students, and help you balance school requirements with military obligations. WCU is home to top-ranked programs in fields ranging from emergency and disaster management to emergency medical care to criminal justice.

If you need more information or help along the way, please contact Briana Ford at 866.928.4723 or  

Recognized as Military Friendly

Western Carolina University is a member of the Council of College and Military Educators and has been recognized as a military-friendly school by Victory Media, a Pennsylvania-based company that surveys 7,000 schools nationwide to rate the services they provide to military students. The recognition honors universities with dedicated resources to supporting military students.

Resources for Veterans

Western Carolina has an active Student Veteran Association that organizes activities and provides peer support to veteran students. In addition, Military Student Services connects students with veteran counseling services and maintains a Veterans Resource Center to provide military students a place to meet and find education and career information. 

Military Student Services


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