Military and Veteran Services

Missouri Western State University assists military-connected students attending classes and receiving veteran benefits.

The University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, is a Community College of the Air Force’s (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program participant, and an Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) member. 

Missouri Western offers a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree (BST) which is a flexible bachelor's degree that allows the application of credits from a Joint Services Transcript or CCAF Transcript as the foundation of the degree. More information can be found at

General information for military-connected students can be found in the Center for Military and Veterans Services,
Eder Hall, Room 200. The Center for Military and Veterans Services coordinates services for veterans including:

  • referrals for tutorial assistance;
  • referral for counseling for financial, personal, vocational, and academic problems;
  • veterans work study job information;
  • information about changes in legislative regulations which affect veterans; and
  • information about MWSU procedures.

Missouri Western will assess in-state tuition to all eligible military-connected students regardless of their state of residency. Refer to the guidelines for Qualifying for In-State Tuition. The School Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office (Eder Hall, Room 103) coordinates the services for veterans including:

  • certification of enrollment for educational benefits;
  • information about changes in legislative regulations which affect veterans; and
  • information about MWSU procedures.

The School Certifying Official also acts as a direct liaison between Missouri Western State University and the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Buffalo regarding payment of benefits.  Additional information is available online at

Missouri Western State University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Missouri Western State University due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Undergraduate students who successfully complete Basic Training in any of the United States Military branches or ROTC Basic Camp will be granted four hours of elective credit.