How to Apply

General steps to apply to Lipscomb. Please contact our office with questions and for more details.

  1. Apply for admission to the university through our online application.
    Note: Once you reach the admissions fee screen following of your application information, close the application without filling any payment information.  Veteran applicants do not pay the application fee.  Once you close out the entire application, your information has been sent to admissions; however, you wont see a confirmation at this time.
  2. Visit the VA page and apply for your education benefits
  3. Complete your FAFSA application

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VA Educational Benefits

As a veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. 

VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Explore your options at the following pages:

Once you’re ready, apply for benefits online.

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on active duty after September 10, 2001, or those individuals who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service—connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.

Based on your length of service, you may be eligible to receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state institution of higher education (paid direct to the university.)

You may also be eligible to receive:

  • Monthly housing allowance sent to you
  • MHA is not payable to those attending at ½ time or less, or Active Duty Members (or transferee spouse of service member on Active Duty)
  • Books and supplies stipend sent to you
  • One-time rural benefit for certain veterans

Please see pamphlet for more details. For 9/11 GI Bill forms or to learn more about Transfer of Entitlement, visit the VA Benefits website.

Yellow Ribbon

In recognition of selfless service since September 11, 2001, Lipscomb University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level. More important, we recognize that military members who began their educations in the service are in possession of a wonderful resource upon which to build the rest of their lives and the lives of their families.

We believe that some things in life are free. And you deserve it.

Fry Scholarship Program

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) currently pays a benefit equal to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Beneficiaries attending school may receive a statutory annual maximum amount for a private school, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.

The benefit is available to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

Learn more about the Fry Scholarship.

Other Important Links

Final Steps

Follow these steps and you're almost there. These need to be completed prior to certifying classes with the VA

  • Provide a copy of your DD-214 to the Certifying Official (if veteran)
  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Certifying Official
  • Sign the Student Statement of Understanding (provided by Certifying Official)
  • Sign your course schedule (provided by Certifying Official)

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