Military & Veterans

You made a commitment to serve your country and protect its freedoms. Now your country has increased its commitment to you.

RMU is committed to our military men and women.

We are recognized by the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) as a military friendly university. RMU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level.*

The University's structured cohort scheduling will help veterans plan their academic curriculum through graduation. This careful one-on-one scheduling with an advisor will ensure that you take only the classes needed for graduation. Cohort scheduling creates a supportive, successful learning environment that allows students to move through their programs of study together. RMU is a national leader in the time it takes to earn a degree. 91% of RMU graduates finish their Bachelor's Degree in 4 years or less.

RMU values active military and those transitioning to civilian life and offers the following benefits to both:

Simplified Application Process and Application Fee Waiver

Active or honorably discharged servicemembers need only to complete a streamlined application and are not required to pay the application fee. A copy of your DD214 and proof of high school graduation must accompany the Application for Undergraduate Admission or be submitted promptly after the application has been received.

Priority Admissions Decisions

Active or honorably discharged servicemembers will receive immediate consideration to the University.

Veterans Benefits

With the new Post-9/11 GI Bill in effect, you may need to decide which veterans benefits package is right for you.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits may include:*

  • Cost of tuition and fees
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Yearly books and supplies stipend
  • One-time relocation payment

* Depending upon the length of your active-duty service. Visit for more information.

RMU Scholarships - Veteran Only

  • Apply your VA benefits and qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for up to a full-tuition scholarship toward completion of an RMU Bachelor's Degree. From the time you enroll until graduation, RMU advisors are available to offer assistance with selecting and scheduling classes and review of your previous academic and military transcripts.

*The VA certificate of eligibility & copy of DD214 required.

Enrolling as a Veteran at RMU

  • Submit Admissions Application in person or online (application fee is waived for military veterans).
  • Tour the campus
  • For immediate acceptance* to RMU, present a copy of the following:
    - DD214
    - GED or High School transcript
    - College or military transcript (if applicable)
  • Apply for Veteran Benefits. If you need help:
    - Visit
    - Call 1-888-442-4551 or 1-800-827-1000
  • Complete the financial aid form (FAFSA) online at (be sure to include RMU's code: 001746).
  • View your personalized Shopping Sheet online at MyRMU. (What is a Shopping Sheet?)
  • Meet with your RMU Veteran Affairs Coordinator to secure your federal, state and institutional awards.
  • Register for classes during orientation upon acceptance to RMU.

*Requirements for the Nursing, Surgical Technology and Graduate School programs will apply.


Classes begin

July 18, 2016


Mark Daugharty
Director, Veteran Student Admissions

Noemi Oyola
Associate Registrar-SR VA Certifying Official

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.