Military and Veterans Admissions

Serving those who serve.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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Meaningful Opportunities For Military Families

Graceland is proud to have earned the designation of Military Friendly for three years running. We are committed to providing active military and veterans with opportunities to further their education in a variety of relevant programs. Graceland University is a Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding signatory member and supports the Principles of Excellence.

Military Friendly Schools '22-'23

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Admissions Requirements

Active military and veteran students have the same admissions requirements as other students.

In addition, Graceland University:

  • Recognizes the GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma;
  • Recognizes learning gained from specialized training and experience in the military services;
  • Establishes competency by nationally recognized means, such as standardized tests;
  • Maintains a flexible transfer of credits policy for the mobile, active-duty service members;
  • Publicizes alternative admissions procedures available to service members and waives formal admission procedures for those seeking enrollment in course work for transfer to another institution;
  • Conducts a timely evaluation of the educational records and relevant experiences of service members; and
  • Completes a degree completion plan for all degree-seeking service members.

College credit for active military service may be requested by any veteran by making application to the Registrar.

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Transforming Tuition

Simplifying the Cost of College

Understanding the cost of college can be challenging. Graceland is much more affordable than most people think, and we want to ensure our tuition price is closer to what people actually pay. So we are transforming our base tuition price on the Lamoni campus from $32,500 to $19,950 beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.

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Tuition and Fees

Military and veterans who receive a GI Bill® can work with the registrar or other certifying official to activate their benefit. Students eligible for veterans’ benefits should inform their admissions counselor and they will connect you with the appropriate certifying official.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Our aim is to help make college more affordable for all our students. Learn about the scholarships, grants and financial aid we offer and apply today.

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Graceland prepared me for a career in sports by allowing me to gain valuable work experience while on campus and also through internships. I wasn't just learning in the classroom with textbooks but also through real life experiences.
Alex Weikel – Preparation, Sport Management '04 Director of Ticket Operations, Miami University RedHawks Sport Management
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Graceland prepared me for this internship through real-world case studies and projects, which I have been able to apply in the workplace, as well as the responsibility and commitment of being a student-athlete.
Bridget Wyatt '19 Ticket Sales Representative, Chicago Cubs Sport Management
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Talk to an Admissions Counselor

Our admissions counselors are here to help provide any information you may need about applying to Graceland.