Military Affairs

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Graduate Students

Military-affiliated students at UNCW include veterans, active duty service members, National Guard members, and reservists, as well as military spouses and dependents. Graduate students who are military-affiliated are welcome to spend time in the Military Resource Lounge in Warwick Center, which offers workspace and a lounge area, a kitchen and a bathroom, free printing services and free coffee and snacks.

In 2020, the Office of Military Affairs will be moving into a new space in Veterans Hall, which is currently under construction. The new space will feature a larger lounge, kitchen and reception area, as well as a training classroom, individual study carrels, and a quiet study room, perfect for those who are commuting to UNCW. 

Military-affiliated Student Listserv

Please email Melanie Nelson, the Military Student Services Specialist, if you would like to be added to the military-affiliated student listserv ( Weekly updates through the listserv include upcoming events, important dates on the academic calendar, job and internship opportunities, and more. 

Class Registration

Please register for classes as soon as you are eligible to register each semester; remember, payment is not due at the time of registration. 

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Please visit our VA Benefits Resources page for more information about using your VA educational benefits at UNCW.

Tuition Assistance

If you are using Tuition Assistance (TA), you will need to work with your unit's education coordinator to pay your tuition. You are eligible to apply for financial aid and scholarships. If you have questions about billing and which costs are covered by TA, please contact Sissy Hendricks in Student Accounts at (910) 962-3147 or Learn more about UNCW's Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense

Cost of Attendance at UNCW

Here is some information about the cost of attendance at UNCW: 

  • You may set up a military payment plan through your eBill; if you have questions about this option, please contact Sissy Hendricks in Student Accounts (; 910-962-3147). 
  • Veterans and students who are currently serving in the military are eligible for a $20 discount on parking permits. You may register for a parking permit via MySeaPort after you have registered for classes. Unfortunately, UNCW is unable to offer discounted parking permits to military spouses and dependents at this time.  


A variety of local, state, regional, and national organizations offer scholarships for military-affiliated students; eligibility requirements and application deadlines vary.

Student veterans and other military-affiliated students are often good candidates for competitive national scholarships and fellowships because of their life experience, leadership skills, and global perspective. Learn more about some of these national scholarships through the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF) , which lists graduate fellowship opportunities as well. Additional opportunities are listed with the International Studies program

Jobs and Career Resources 

It's never too early or too late for students to investigate new career paths; the resources we've curated will help you get started with career exploration, as well as with job searches for part-time jobs, full-time positions and more. 

Contact the Office of Military Affairs

Please reach out to Melanie Nelson, the Military Student Services Specialist, if you have questions about UNCW; email ( 

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