Military and Veteran Education Benefits at UIW

Military and Veteran Facts


of Fall 2020 undergraduate and graduate students were military affiliated


Tuition costs covered for eligible Veteran students under the Yellow Ribbon program


Student Veterans of America UIW Chapter members

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) helps veterans, service members and their family to complete a degree in classes on-campus or 100% online. UIW is located in San Antonio, Texas, known as Military City USA where faculty and staff have often been on that same path. The UIW Military and Veteran Center is here to help navigate the journey from the first day to crossing the stage and receiving a diploma.

School of Professional Studies - Online Programs

Complete your degree on your schedule from anywhere!

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Professional Studies (SPS) has been providing online education opportunities for military students for over 20 years. UIW offers classes 100% online and in-person, giving students flexible options and support to complete a degree.

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Benefits Include:

  • Tuition discounts available for veterans, active duty military, National Guard, Reservists and active duty dependents
  • 100% online or classroom formats (evenings or Saturdays)
  • FREE undergraduate and graduate textbooks for active-duty military
  • No academic fees for SPS degrees
  • Accelerated 8-week terms (6 terms per year) and additional 4-week winter term
  • Yellow Ribbon School since 2011
  • Three locations in San Antonio and one in Corpus Christi
  • Online writing lab and math tutoring available
  • One-on-one advisor support

Explore the SPS undergraduate and graduate degrees

University of the Incarnate Word - Broadway Campus

Earn your degree on the beautiful Broadway Campus.

The University of the Incarnate Word Broadway Campus offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees for students looking for a traditional college learning experience.

Benefits Include:

  • Active-duty military approved for tuition discounts receive tuition at the military cap
  • 15% tuition discount on undergraduate and graduate programs for eligible veterans, active-duty military, active-duty dependents and DoD employees
  • No academic fees for active-duty military students using Tuition AssistanceYellow Ribbon image
  • Yellow Ribbon School since 2011
  • Tutoring center available
  • 16-week and 8-week terms available depending on the degree program

Explore our over 90+ undergraduate and graduate degrees

Military and Veteran Center

male students working in the Military and Veteran Center

The Military and Veteran Center at UIW welcomes and recognizes all service members who are serving and who have served to protect the rights and freedoms of our country. We are here to assist UIW students using educational benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Educational Assistance Programs and Department of Defense Tuition Assistance in the pursuit of their educational goals.

Helpful Tips

  • Apply to use your GI Bill® as early as possible
  • Connect with the Military and Veteran Center for community and educational resources
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Get involved on campus and with the Student Veterans of America chapter

Discover our dedicated Military and Veteran Center

SPS Student Veteran Testimonial

Angela Clarke, an SPS graduate student and veteran, shares her experience as a UIW Cardinal.

Award Winning for Veteran Education Services

Military Support Badge | 2021-22 College of Distinction Best Colleges

Military Support | 2021-22 College of Distinction Best Colleges

UIW is proud to have been selected for helping veterans overcome their obstacles and achieve success. UIW ensures that our military students are supported through comprehensive education benefits, a committed military and veterans affairs team, flexible options, trained faculty and dedicated campus activities and community support.

2021 best for vet badge

Military Times "Best for Vets" - 2021

The University of the Incarnate Word ranks in Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2021. UIW provides assistance to military service members and veterans, in making important decisions about their education and paying for college.

badge online programs veterans bachelors year 2020

U.S. News & World Report | Best Online Programs –Bachelor’s Degrees 2021

The University of the Incarnate Word ranks as a Best Online Program for Bachelor’s Degrees 2021 and Best Online Programs for Veterans 2021.

Connect with us today to learn how UIW can help you earn a degree.


Are you in high school? Want to learn more about life at UIW? Freshman students at the UIW Broadway campus are students applying for college immediately after graduating high school or who haven't attended college since high school.

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Transfer students at the UIW Broadway campus have college credits from another institution, are working on a second undergraduate degree, are a transient student (taking a UIW course but enrolled at another institution) or are a non-degree seeking student.

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Online Programs

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is for students looking for online programs for associates, bachelor's and master's degrees.

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Graduate students at the UIW Broadway campus are students who have completed a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a master's degree.

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