University Of The Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,664
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
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University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Today, UIW is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups.

UIW offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate fields of study and is accredited to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral/professional degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UIW is dedicated to the success of military students at all levels.  The online and adult programs provide free textbooks to all undergraduate students and graduate active-duty military.  UIW honors the tuition discount for the adult education and online programs even after benefits are exhausted. The traditional programs are at cap for active-duty military and offer tuition disounts to veterans and active-duty dependents. 

Degree programs are developed to maximize military service while providing a foundation for post-military life.  Many faculty and staff have former military experience and understand the needs of active-duty and veterans.  The UIW Veterans Center provides veteran and military students with a lounge and dedicated staff to assist with benefits, your educational journey and a robust Student Veterans Association.  With our main campus in San Antonio, Texas, also known official as Military City, USA, we know the meaning of honoring our service members by action as well as recognition.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 32,756
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 24,477
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    - $ 8,279
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 250
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,664
  • BAH - Online
    $894.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $32,756
    In State
    $32,756
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $17,280
    In State
    $17,280
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $430
    Campus
    $540
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $1,000
    Campus
    $1,000
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,400
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 400
Student Population
  • Student Count
    5,558
    Undergraduate
    2,705
    Graduate
    1,252
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    39%
    Population
  • Female
    61%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    Roman Catholic
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    485
    SAT Math
    475
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    21
    ACT
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Jonathan Lovejoy

Senior Director of Military and Veteran Affairs, University of the Incarnate Word

Jonathan Lovejoy completed Navy ROTC at Cornell University and was commissioned an ensign in 1992. After completing 20 years as a Naval Aviator, Jonathan retired from the Navy in March 2012. He spent two years as a branch operations manager at Navy Federal Credit Union before becoming Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in October 2013. He quickly expanded UIW military programs and outreach. Jonathan served as Director of Military Affairs and Programs and was the acting Dean of the School of Applied Sciences from January 2017 to June 2018. He is currently the UIW Senior Director of Military and Veterans Affairs. Jonathan is responsible for UIW’s military, veteran, and Army ROTC programs. He is active in several non-profit organizations, including Our Community Salutes (OCS) San Antonio. OCS San Antonio recognizes and honors high school seniors who have enlisted in the United States military.

Message From The School

I am honored to serve the military and veteran population in San Antonio and across the globe. UIW is committed to providing outstanding customer service to our military affiliated students.