Military Veterans Information

Through our online format, service members leverage their leadership, management and relationship skills to advance in the global business world.

Active duty personnel and veterans of the U.S. armed forces know that their military experience has taught them leadership and conflict management. At UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, we recognize that those same skills are needed for success in business.

UNC Kenan-Flagler's online MBA program was designed by a world-class research faculty to provide students with a global organizational perspective. Through MBA@UNC, military students will gain expertise in functional areas such as global marketing strategy, corporate finance and data analytics. After successfully completing the program, they can harness their leadership experience and business knowledge to excel in the civilian workforce.

Military-Friendly and Committed to Serving Students

UNC Kenan-Flagler is dedicated to helping veterans take their skills as leaders to the next level. Veterans represent a significant percentage of our enrolled MBA@UNC students, hailing from every branch of the military as well as Foreign Service.

MBA@UNC makes it possible to earn an MBA from a top-ranked business school, no matter where students currently reside, without having to relocate or disrupt their current lifestyle. In addition to a superior education and an immersive academic experience, UNC Kenan-Flagler waives the application fee for applicants who serve or have served.

Veteran Benefits

UNC-Chapel Hill is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a training facility for students receiving military education benefits.

To receive VA benefits for the MBA@UNC program, students must:

  • Be admitted to the university.
  • Be registered for courses.
  • Provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA. If students have used the benefits at a previous college, they must also submit a Change of Place of Training Form 22-1995 (or form 22-5495 for Chapter 35 students).
  • Provide admit documents (copy of UNC application, admit letter, copies of prior college transcripts) from their undergraduate institution. Students can request that this information be sent directly from MBA@UNC Admissions Department to UNC's VA Certifying Official.
  • Complete and submit the MBA@UNC Veterans Enrollment Form (PDF) once registered for classes. Submit the hard copy form directly to our office by using the email address below.

After completion, all documents may be emailed, mailed or faxed to the MBA@UNC VA Certifying Official.

MBA@UNC
Attn: Certifying Official
1205 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

E-mail: kfveteransaffairs@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Telephone: Phone Number: 919-962-0117
Fax: 919-962-0159

Please note: Depending on your percentage of eligibility and length of entitlement, the GI Bill can cover all tuition and fees minus any program costs.

Currently, program costs include:

  • Summits: $1,000 each (two required)
  • Orientation: $500 (optional)
  • Extensions: $4,000 (optional)

Costs also include courses from other programs that may have additional costs based on the individual course.

Learn more about program costs on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Independent and Distance Learning Training and FAQ pages.

The VA Application Process

Where do I start?

To receive benefits, you must apply through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For instructions and application forms, please visit the VA website. The submission of electronic applications using the VA process is strongly encouraged.

What happens next?

The VA will process your application and send you a letter notifying you of its decision. Please be aware that it may take the VA several weeks to process your claim.

If you are approved to receive benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter from the VA. Once you have received your COE, please submit a copy to the MBA@UNC VA Certifying Official along with copies of any high school and previous college transcripts and the MBA@UNC Veterans Enrollment Form (PDF).

After all of the required documents are received, the VA Certifying Official will submit a 22-1999 enrollment certification to the VA to initiate payments. This is submitted electronically, and you will receive an email confirmation.

VA Enrollment Certification Renewal

VA Enrollment Certification renewal is automatic. Students must notify our VA Certifying Official if they withdraw from the program or add or drop classes.

The VA will be notified of failure to maintain standards of attendance, progress or conduct. When a student has failed to maintain the prescribed standard of attendance, progress or conduct, the school must promptly notify the VA so that the VA can discontinue benefit payments in accordance with the law. If a student's progress or conduct becomes unsatisfactory, the termination date assigned by the school will be the last day of the term or other evaluation period in which the student's progress or conduct became unsatisfactory. In situations involving unsatisfactory attendance, benefits will be discontinued based on the student's last date of attendance as reported by the school.

Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 veterans will not receive payment until they have also verified their monthly attendance directly with the VA. Enrollment can be verified starting on the last calendar day of the month by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).

Study with Visionaries. Prepare for Leadership

Expand upon your military career with MBA@UNC, where you can pursue leadership excellence and transform how business is conducted in the 21st century. Learn more today.