Military Affairs

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Newly Admitted to UNCW? Congratulations, Seahawk!

We are so excited that you will be joining us as a Military Seahawk. Select a topic from the sidebar to the right to learn more about your next steps.

Enrollment Checklist: Undergraduate First Year and Transfer

*Graduate students, find your enrollment checklist at the Graduate School. 

  • Set up your UNCW email and log in to MySeaport. You'll find information about your UNCW login credentials in your UNCW acceptance letter. 
  • Access your TealTicket through your MySeaport account. The TealTicket lists necessary action items. Not all items will apply to your situation. 
  • Pay the $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit in MySeaport. This deposit holds your place in the upcoming class. You will not be able to register for orientation until the deposit is processed, and you will not be able to register for classes until you have completed orientation. This deposit is not covered, either up front or by reimbursement, by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill, Dependents Education Assistance, the Fry Scholarship, Tuition Assistance (TA), or military college or commissioning programs. 
  • Send updated transcripts if you are currently enrolled in another institution
  • Register for the mandatory Transfer Student Orientation or First-Year Student Orientation and pay the $100 orientation fee (RIBN and RN-BSN programs do not require orientation). This fee is not covered, either up front or by reimbursement, by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill, Dependents Education Assistance, the Fry Scholarship, Tuition Assistance (TA), or military degree completion or commissioning programs. 
  • Complete your Degree Audit. Note that recently completed coursework may not yet appear and that transfer credits may be reallocated when you meet with your advisor. 
  • Submit your Immunizations and Medical History form (online students do not need to complete this step). Contact or call (910) 962-3280 with questions. 
  • Complete the Health Insurance information by enrolling in or waiving out of the student healthcare plan. For access to TriCare proof of insurance visit milConnect.  
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the Summer FAFSA. You may be eligible for grants.   
  • Submit a photo for your UNCW OneCard (campus ID card) so that you can pick it up the morning of orientation. 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits

Learn more about how to use VA benefits at UNCW.  

Military Tuition Assistance Programs 

Learn more about how to use military Tuition Assistance (TA) at UNCW.


You will meet with your academic advisor during orientation. 

Review the list of required coursework for your degree program. 

Consider registering for the Transfer Student Seminar (UNI201), which counts toward University Studies requirements; it will introduce you to other transfer students and help you get acclimated to life at UNCW.

Transfer Mentor Program

Consider signing up for the Teal Bridge Mentor program to meet other transfer students and work with a trained mentor who entered UNCW as a transfer student. 


Students must pay for parking permits to park on campus at UNCW. Learn more about parking permit options and pricing.

Veterans and active military members are eligible for a $20 discount on their parking permit

Apply for a parking permit

Housing and Meal Plans

On-campus housing is available at UNCW for both first-year students and transfer students.

Off-campus housing is also available. For those who choose to live off-campus close to the university, UNCW offers a free shuttle service

Meal plans are available for both on-campus and off-campus students.

UNCW Bookstore

The UNCW Bookstore sells UNCW gear as well as textbooks and course materials.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about the annual cost of attendance at UNCW

Scholarships and Financial Aid 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships.

Students who are using the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA) scholarship may contact our Third Party Billing office for assistance (   

Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for fall/spring and an additional FAFSA for the summer term, if taking classes during the summer.

UNCW offers a military-affiliated student payment plan, which allows the bill to be divided into 3 payments over the course of the fall or spring semester. Select the payment plan as a payment option in your eBill.  

Disability Services

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports UNCW students who have a disability per the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Complete the DRC intake process before the start of your first term at UNCW.


Email Melanie Nelson, Military Student Services, at

Best of luck getting started, and again, congratulations, Seahawk! 

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