Info for Veteran Students

Student veterans stand outside with Veterans Program coordinator, Jamie Meugniot.

Veteran Programs supports the transition, persistence and graduation of student veterans, reservists and veteran dependents at Loyola Marymount University by providing individualized services, programming and resources.

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  • Here is an overview of requirements for transfer student admission to Loyola Marymount University. For more information please visit our Transfer Requirements and Deadlines page.

    Please note the following important Transfer Admission Deadlines:

    Fall:

    • November 1 - Early Priority admission for Fall
    • March 15 - Regular Decision admission for Fall

    Spring:

    • October 1 - Regular Decision admission for Spring

    I have more than 30 transferable semester units

    Students with more than 30 transferable semester units are required to submit:

    I have less than 30 transferable semester units

    Students with less than 30 transferable semester units are required to submit:

    • Common Application and LMU Supplement online
    • Official Transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Official High School Transcripts
    • Official Standardized Test Scores (ACT or SAT)

    CONTACT TRANSFER ENROLLMENT SERVICES

    Please contact Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services with any questions regarding the admissions process. Visit Transfer Admission and Enrollment Services at Von der Ahe 150, call (310) 338-5913 or email transfer@lmu.edu.

  • Welcome to Loyola Marymount University. In order to qualify for education benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a student must be accepted into an LMU academic program and enrolled in classes which meet requirements for an approved bachelor’s or master’s degree, credential, or other VA approved programs.

    If you have any questions regarding the certification process please contact the LMU VA Certifying Official, Will Salvini, by calling (310) 338-5765 or by emailing LMU VA Certification.

    VA CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

    All of the following documents must be submitted to the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar (Von der Ahe 150) either in person or by fax to (310) 338-4466.

    • Send a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter to the Registrar's office. This letter from the VA details the type of benefit you have, your percentage of eligibility and the amount of educational benefits you have remaining.
      • If your COE has changed, an updated copy of your COE needs to be submitted to the Registrar's office.
    • Complete the Semester Benefits Entitlement form (every semester)

    FINANCIAL AID

    The admissions process does not stop at applying to the school of your dreams. The next step is ensuring you can finance your education.

    Note: the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required to receive veteran’s benefits including the Yellow Ribbon program.

    TRANSFER BBQ

    Veteran students are invited to the Transfer BBQ each year in July. We look forward to seeing you at Transfer Orientation in August.

    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VETERAN STUDENTS

    Student Veterans Organization

    We recommend that veteran students join the Student Veterans Organization. Log into LMU EXP Online, search for the organization by name for more information.

    Veteran Programs Office

    Stop by the Veteran Programs Office in Malone 301 to learn more about the services available to veteran students and veteran dependents. Log into LMU EXP Online for up to date information on events and opportunities provided by Veteran Programs.

  • Dependents Educational Benefits Information

    Veteran Programs is proud to serve our veteran dependents. We invite you to check out our resources below.

    We understand that financing your education is a huge undertaking. However, there are a number of options available to dependents of veterans which can make this feat easier. Learn more about LMU's education benefits to receive certification and funding.

    Chapter 33 (Transfer of) Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Application Form: VA 22-1990e

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to their spouse or children. Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted) on or after August 1, 2009, who is eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and: Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces on the date of election and agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election.

    CHAPTER 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

    Application Form: VA 22-5490

    The sons, daughters, spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran may be eligible for educational assistance if the veteran died while on active duty, died after release or discharge from active duty or a service-connected disability (80%-100%), became permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, died while a service-connected disability was rated permanent and total, or has been listed as missing in action, captured, detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power for more than 90 days. Eligible persons are entitled to 45 months of educational assistance and are paid benefits on the same basis as a veteran with no dependents.

    VA Certification Documents

    All of the following documents must be submitted to the VA Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar (Von der Ahe 150) either in person or by fax to 310.338.4466.

    • Send a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter to the Registrar's office. This letter from the VA details the type of benefit you have, your percentage of eligibility and the amount of educational benefits you have remaining
    • If your COE has changed, an updated copy of your COE needs to be submitted to the Registrar's office
    • Complete the Semester Benefits Enrollment Form (every semester)

    If you have any questions regarding the certification process please contact the LMU VA Certifying Official, Will Salvini, by calling 310-338-5765 or emailing LMU VA Certification.

    Student Support

    Visit the Veteran Programs Office in Malone 301 to learn more about the resources and services available to veteran dependents.

    Join the LMU Student Veterans Organization where all veterans, dependents and allies are all invited to participate in meetings and activities. Visit LMU EXP Online for more information.