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Military & Veterans Services

Lander supports veterans, service members, and their family members by providing resources as they continue their education and pursue their careers.

MilitaryFriendlySchool22.pngAs a veteran, service member, or their families, you have all the resources you need from Lander to achieve your educational and career goals. Ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in their 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and  designated a Military Friendly School for 2022-2023, our mission is to support veterans, service members, and their family members by providing resources as they continue their education and pursue their careers. Our vision is for every veteran, service member, and their families to have all the resources they need to achieve their educational and career goals.


Jason Smith, CW3 (Ret.)
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VA Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33)  or Vocational Rehabilitation (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late fee penalty to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class.
    #Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 students cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Military Science & Leadership Program

The Department of Military Science and Leadership conducts leadership training and runs the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at Lander University. Find out more about our ROTC program.
yellow-ribbon-college.pngLander is a Yellow Ribbon College

Because we cherish those who put their lives on the line for our country, we're proud to provide Yellow Ribbon funding to each qualified accepted applicant. This means that costs associated with pursuing your education may be covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.


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Austin Johnson
Lander Cadet Brings Combat Zone Experience to Program

Austin Johnson does not fit the typical profile of a university Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet. The senior criminology major was deployed after his freshman year at Lander University.

04 March 2024