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Military & Veteran Students at Davenport University
To provide exemplary service to our military service members, veterans, and their families.

Welcome Air Force and Air Guard, Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Coast Guard!

You've been there for your country.
Now, we're here for you.

  • Dependents also receive 20% discount on tuition
  • Yellow Ribbon University
  • Over 350 online courses
  • Easy credit transfers
  • Expert financial counseling

Get credit for your service.

While serving, you've also taken military and job specific courses that are worth college credit. You can also apply credits that you've earned from military courses toward a Davenport degree.

These earned credits have helped many service men and women obtain a Davenport associate or bachelor's degree in one to two years.


The Military Admissions Team

 Kian O'Donohue
 Military Admissions


 Jeremy Simerson 
 Military Admissions


Applying is easy.

Step 1: Apply Online

Apply now. Waive the $25 application fee by selecting the "Pay Later" option.

Step 2: Order Military/Civilian Transcripts

Have all previous civilian education and military course transcripts sent to:

Davenport University Registrars Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Request that your Military transcript be sent to the above address.

Step 3: Select your best Military Education Benefit Option

If you have served or are serving in the United States Military, you may be eligible for further funding under the GI Bill or Military TA. Before you apply for benefits, consult our military education benefit experts at



The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. The program awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze level status to institutions that offer veteran-centric services and programs. Check out the full list here.


Davenport University ranked within the top 30 most military friendly schools. Check how we ranked by clicking here!

Davenport University was recognized by Military Advanced Education as a Top College for their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.


Buddy to Buddy Volunteer veterans are recruited to the program from a variety of veteran service organizations within the community. Volunteers receive training in communication skills and available community resources to help them assist other service members and veterans in managing military-related challenges.

The Yellow Ribbon Program provides opportunities for Veterans and their dependents to study programs at institutions whose tuition and fees exceed the standard payable rates. 

Davenport University's chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) has the mission to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.  Specifically, assist Veterans with the transition into student life.

"Got Your 6" is a campaign led by the entertainment industry that is helping to create a new conversation in America, where veterans and military families are perceived as both leaders and civic assets.  Davenport University is proud to partner with the Student Veterans of America and Got Your 6 in order to enhance resources, programs and policies to support our student veterans.