Military and Veteran Benefits

We’re committed to our military and veteran students

At O’Neill, we value the unique skills and experiences that our military students and student veterans bring to the classroom. Our master's degree and certificate programs are ideal preparation for your next leadership role in the military or for life after your military service.

Our programs are designed to develop competencies for public work—complex problem solving in environments where leaders must use both hierarchical authority and lateral influence. Contact us to discuss how our programs can meet your needs.

Here’s how we show our support to our military and veteran students:

O’Neill will waive all application fees for military and veteran students. 

O’Neill will guarantee a reduction to in-state tuition rates for active duty and veteran students provided the applicant is not eligible for or not selected to receive an award through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Yellow Ribbon is administered by IU’s Office of Veterans Support Services.

The O’Neill School may waive the experiential component of your degree (if applicable) and award a credit reduction based on years of service attained prior to the start of an O’Neill master’s program. Up to a 12-credit hour reduction is possible, depending on years of service and the limits set by your degree program.

Marine Corps Command and Staff College
For all qualified current students and recent graduates of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College program, the O’Neill School will:

  • Recognize 12 credit hours of transfer credit toward the Master of Public Affairs for coursework completed as part of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College curriculum; OR
  • Recognize 6 credit hours of transfer credit toward the graduate level online Public Management Certificate.

Those who receive 12 credit hours of transfer credit will only qualify for at most a 6-credit hour reduction in recognition of military experience.

Indiana University’s Veterans Support Services maintains a dedicated staff to provide personal support and assistance for military students and families. They are here to assist you with any student- or military-related concern. Indiana University also maintains flexible enrollment policies for military students. 

Learn more about IU’s Veterans Support Services

See IU’s flexible enrollment program

O’Neill Salute to Service and education conference involving ROTC and military officials.