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) is a 4-year, private, non-profit university located in San Antonio, Texas. Students at UIW can enroll in certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, & professional degree programs.

University of the Incarnate Word Military & Veteran Support Programs

University of the Incarnate Word offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Is UIW a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, UIW is a GI Bill approved school.  However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does UIW have a Student Veterans of America Chapter?

Yes. UIW’s SVA Chapter was founded in 2008 and offers community service opportunities, net working opportunities, and social events.  

Is University of the Incarnate Word a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word has been a Yellow Ribbon school since 2011.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of the Incarnate Word offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of the Incarnate Word offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

Students in the School of Professional Studies’ master’s programs receive a reduced tuition rate for active duty and veterans.  Students in the other UIW schools can use veterans benefits and active duty tuition is at cap.

What are University of the Incarnate Word’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

University of the Incarnate Word ’s tuition rate for active military does not exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.  

For Active Duty Students - Active-duty students attending the School of Professional Studies using tuition assistance pay $0 (zero dollars) either for an undergraduate or graduate level degree.

Undergraduate level average number of credits for completion: 120 credits

  • Price to active-duty using tuition assistance: $0 (zero dollars)

Graduate level average number of credits for completion: 30 credits

  • Price to active-duty using tuition assistance: $0 (zero dollars)

  • FREE textbooks. SPS will supply your textbooks at no charge to you whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • No academics fees

  • Accelerated 8-week courses with six terms a year

  • Accelerated 4-week Winter courses for completion of prerequisites.

  • No proctored exams for online coursework. All of your work is done online when your class is held in the online format.

While Tuition Assistance covers tuition, the School of Professional Studies is the only UIW school that provides free textbooks. Active-duty students paying with tuition assistance are guaranteed removal of fees and the $250 per credit hour tuition rate. In all other UIW schools undergraduate and graduate programs, a 15% discount on the published UIW Broadway Campus tuition rates is applied to the student’s account, and fees do apply for active duty students not using tuition assistance.

For Student Veterans - Undergraduate in the School of Professional Studies

Applies to United States Military Veterans, Active-Duty Military Dependents and DoD employees for undergraduate tuition. $375 per credit hour ($1,125 per 3 credit hour course) in the School of Professional Studies.

Veterans Discount - Graduate in the School of Professional Studies

Applies to United States Military Veterans, Active-Duty Military Dependents and DoD employees for graduate tuition. $525 per credit hour ($1,575 per 3 credit hour course) in the School of Professional Studies.

Tuition rates and discounts for all schools at UIW are available at the UIW Business Office.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are University of the Incarnate Word’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

University of the Incarnate Word’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.    

For Active Duty Students - Active-duty students attending the School of Professional Studies using tuition assistance pay $0 (zero dollars) either for an undergraduate or graduate level degree.

Undergraduate level average number of credits for completion: 120 credits

  • Price to active-duty using tuition assistance: $0 (zero dollars)

Graduate level average number of credits for completion: 30 credits

  • Price to active-duty using tuition assistance: $0 (zero dollars)

  • FREE textbooks. SPS will supply your textbooks at no charge to you whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • No academics fees

  • Accelerated 8-week courses with six terms a year

  • Accelerated 4-week Winter courses for completion of prerequisites.

  • No proctored exams for online coursework. All of your work is done online when your class is held in the online format.

While Tuition Assistance covers tuition, the School of Professional Studies is the only UIW school that provides free textbooks. Active-duty students paying with tuition assistance are guaranteed removal of fees and the $250 per credit hour tuition rate. In all other UIW schools undergraduate and graduate programs, a 15% discount on the published UIW Broadway Campus tuition rates is applied to the student’s account, and fees do apply for active duty students not using tuition assistance.

For Student Veterans - Undergraduate in the School of Professional Studies

Applies to United States Military Veterans, Active-Duty Military Dependents and DoD employees for undergraduate tuition. $375 per credit hour ($1,125 per 3 credit hour course) in the School of Professional Studies.

Veterans Discount - Graduate in the School of Professional Studies

Applies to United States Military Veterans, Active-Duty Military Dependents and DoD employees for graduate tuition. $525 per credit hour ($1,575 per 3 credit hour course) in the School of Professional Studies.

Tuition rates and discounts for all schools at UIW are available at the UIW Business Office.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of the Incarnate Word offer online degree programs?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word offers online degree programs.

Is University of the Incarnate Word approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of the Incarnate Word offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is University of the Incarnate Word a military friendly school?

University of the Incarnate Word is considered military friendly.  They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Texas, yellow ribbon school.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for military.

Is University of the Incarnate Word a MyCAA school?

Yes, University of the Incarnate Word is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from University of The Incarnate Word

niversity 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 Military Veteran 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
    $916.50
  • 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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Veteran Affairs Info
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 the Military and Veteran Affairs. Jonathan is responsible for UIW’s military, veteran, and Army ROTC programs and the UIW Military and Veteran Center. 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.