Serving those who serve us

At Mount Saint Mary College, we can never fully express our gratitude to those who are or have served our country in the military. You’ve already sparked so much change and freedom in our world; now let us serve you in return.

We are proud to welcome veterans as first-year, transfer/degree completion, and graduate students here at the Mount. You will go through the same admissions process as everyone else, but you are also eligible for additional resources:

Yellow Ribbon School

The Mount is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon school, meaning veterans are able to achieve higher education at little to no out-of-pocket cost. Eligibility is dependent on your status as a service member as well as the number of students we have currently utilizing Yellow Ribbon benefits. More information on the Yellow Ribbon program can be found here.

Tuition Discount

Military members, veterans, and their families are eligible for a tuition discount as well, ranging from 25-50% off depending on the degree level. Current military tuition rates can be found here, but please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details and an evaluation of costs based on your unique situation.

Apply for Free

Military members and veterans can apply to the Mount for free. Apply today and speak to a counselor about your goals with no financial obligation. Please email us at admissions@msmc.edu to receive a fee waiver code.

GI Bill and Tuition Assistance

The Mount accepts military branch tuition assistance programs for active duty, veterans, spouses, and family members; Post 9-11 GI bill for veterans, spouses, and family members; REAP; VEAP; and Vocational Rehab programs for Chapter 31 veterans. Please contact our Office of Financial Aid for more assistance with applying these benefits to your tuition.

Why attend the Mount as a military student?

Besides our Yellow Ribbon eligibility and tuition discount for military members, the Mount is a great option for military members and veterans.

  • Resources: From our Writing Center and Career Center to Counseling and Disability Services, we have our team of student support personnel ready to help you succeed. We also have a dedicated Registrar official to help you with coordinating VA benefits.
  • Service focus: As a service-oriented school, we place a great emphasis on helping others. Given your background, we think you’ll like that about us.
  • Military-centered: Want to have the full student experience? We have opportunities for military student housing (must be single) and even a student-centered military club, Operation Students Supporting Military.