Military Students

Learn how to become part of the McNeese family.

Military Overview

Designated a Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus by the Louisiana Legislature and named a Military Friendly School for three consecutive years by Victory Media, McNeese maintains a strong tradition of service to those who serve or who have served. For students who are active duty, retired or veterans, we offer a number of benefits, including on-campus support and online support services.

Note: Before you start the application process, make sure meet admission requirements.

Start the Process

If you've never received VA educational benefits before, find out more about what benefits you qualify for by visiting the Department of Veteran's Affairs benefits for service members


Fill out and submit an application fee waiver for priority registration.

Admission Benefits

As a military and veteran friendly campus, McNeese offers admissions policies, programs and services tailored to military and veteran students, including:
Waived application fee
A dedicated Veterans' Orientation
Priority class scheduling
Prompt readmission for veterans whose enrollment is interrupted by mobilization or active duty
Veteran-friendly Freshman Foundation course
Veterans' Resume and Interviewing Workshop
Free tutoring services

After You Appy

Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance Form
(Males ages 18-25) Submit a copy of your draft card.
(Optional) Apply for financial aid and scholarships at McNeese's FAFSA school code is 002017.
(Optional) Apply for on-campus housing at
(Optional) Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at

Office of Admissions


App Deadlines

Fall applications - due August 1
Spring applications - due December 1
Summer applications - due May 15