Students with Military Experience

Do you currently or have you ever served in the military? Holy Cross College thanks you for your efforts!

When it is time to get back into civilian life, we inviting you to consider enrolling at Holy Cross College to prepare yourself for a career after military service.

Why Holy Cross? Through our small classes, individualized attention, and focus on experiential learning, we offer an academic environment where you can develop lasting relationships with your professors, advisors, and peers. What’s more, we are a distinctively Catholic institution which welcomes students of all faith backgrounds to attend.

Have you already completed some college-level or equivalent coursework? Holy Cross accepts military credit based upon your American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. An official transcript is required for evaluation. To obtain one, visit:

Regarding Financial Aid, Holy Cross is pleased to assist our veterans and their families by offering our support regarding the use of their Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit a Veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001. Those who qualify for the Active Duty GI Bill, the Reserve GI Bill or REAP* will have the option to choose which benefit best suits their need.

The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (such as colleges, universities, and other degree-granting schools) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses, and VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50% of the difference.

Calculate your benefits and research approved programs:

For eligibility requirements, processing time schedules, and general questions, you can reach out to the Veteran Affairs Benefits Center at or by calling 1-888-442-4551.

If you have additional questions regarding the admissions process, course credits, financial aid, scholarships, or more, you are welcome to reach out to the  a member of our enrollment team for answers. Each member of the armed services has their own unique story to tell about their journey. We are interested in hearing yours!


Christopher Lushis, Admissions Counselor for Former & Active Military Personnel

Hiroko Harrison, Registrar

Angelia Forrest, Director of Financial Aid