Veterans/Active Military Students

In honor of your service, Cardinal Stritch University is pleased to award a 25% military tuition reduction scholarship for Veterans and active military personnel and spouses of those serving in active duty!

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We Make it Easy to Continue Your Mission  

At Cardinal Stritch University we make it our mission to help you find yours. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program so we can help an unlimited number of active-duty personnel and veterans continue their education.

We also offer the Stritch Military Grant. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who are in active military duty, veteran(s) or have proof of an honorable discharge, and to students who are married to an individual currently deployed. Eligible students can receive up to a 25% tuition reduction.

Through education, academic support, mentoring, and career opportunities, we help students find their mission in life. Our more than 38,000 graduates are known for their roles in nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Cardinal Stritch University is rooted in the liberal arts tradition, transforming lives and communities through servant leadership, learning, and service. Students with diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to embrace and live our core Catholic and Franciscan values of creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing creation, and making peace, as we embrace and cultivate the diversity of all of God's creation.


Personalized Education 

Stritch provides an excellent and personalized education tailored to your unique skills and abilities—with small class sizes—and online learning options. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in four colleges:  College of Arts and Sciences,  College of Business and Management College of Education and Leadership, and the  Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

In addition to our full-time faculty members, our adjunct faculty remain practitioners in their fields and provide highly skilled instruction. The average student-to-faculty ratio is 10-to-1. 

Get Credit for What You Already Know  

Cardinal Stritch University awards credit for military training and occupational experiences by applying Stritch transfer credit policies to American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for military learning. In the admissions process we evaluate and award credit from the military (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Department of Defense) by applying our transfer credit policies to ACE credit recommendations.  

Find out how we award academic credit for military training.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tools for Military Students 

In keeping with Department of Defense requirements, prospective military students are invited to reference the following websites when selecting a university and determining how to finance their educations. Questions about these sites may be directed to the Point of Contact listed in the contacts below. 

  • The College Scorecard can be used to compare institutions and may aid students in the college selection process.
  • The College Navigator provides information on tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, and student loan default rates. Students may also compare schools directly.
  • The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet helps students understand financial aid and college costs, including a sample aid award letter. In this way they may easily compare schools and make an educated decision about where to enroll.
  • The Paying for College webpage compares financial information for up to three schools, including details regarding financial aid.

Services and Support  

There are many services available at Stritch that support veterans in their pursuit of higher education. 

  • Academic Support - The Academic Support Center offers free tutoring for all Stritch students, both undergraduate and graduate, and provides professional, individualized assistance in a variety of areas.
  • Career Services - Career Services is available to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Career Services staff provide assessment services and assist with career exploration, career transitions and job search strategies for a diverse range of career interests.
  • Wellness Center - The Wellness Center can help you assess personal needs and make healthy life choices. The staff of the center offers counseling as a confidential short-term relationship between a student and a counselor that may involve examining personal attitudes, thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  • Disability Services - Cardinal Stritch University affirms the intent of Federal Law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Act 504. Any Stritch student who may require accommodations and/or modifications due to a handicapped condition or learning disability should meet with the director of the Academic Support Center so that appropriate arrangements can be made.