Military Prospective Student

You’re a military-connected student.
Why choose FSU?

We're glad you're taking a closer look at Fayetteville State University. We value your service and commitment, and we're proud that so many service members, veterans, and military families find FSU to be a welcoming place to learn and grow.

At our public university, you'll have access to academic degree programs in high-demand fields, such as business, nursing, social work, and STEM (computer science, mathematics, and the sciences). FSU also offers high-value certificate programs in cybersecurity, IT, and more. Extensive supports will ensure your success as a student and prepare you to launch or continue your career. Our friendly Bronco community will keep you connected—whether you're an on-campus resident, a commuter student, or an online learner.

Your civilian education here will get you ready—for work, for service, for life.

Don't just take our word for it.

Explore what we do.

Our FSU motto: Res Non Verba (Deeds not words)

We aim for educational excellence in action.

Those are our marching orders.

FSU Fast Facts

Learn how we serve military-connected students.

We offer:

  • A diverse community that welcomes many service members, veterans, ROTC cadets, and military families. Military-connected students comprise nearly 30% of FSU's student population, compared to 3-5% at peer institutions.
  • A proven roadmap for navigating military benefits and maximizing affordability. We make sure you get the help you need—and deserve. We enroll more GI Bill and Military Tuition Assistance students than any other four-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
  • A tried-and-true team of veterans who lead our military outreach and programs. We anticipate what you need because we've been there ourselves. Our FSU team includes veterans and former military leaders.
  • An array of academic supports and career resources, developed with your success in mind. We offer tutoring, mental health counseling, peer mentoring, career services, a Student Veterans' Center, programs at the FSU at Fort Bragg Learning Center, entrepreneurial development services, and more.
  • best for vets logoA top-ranked program, recognized by key influencers in the military community. FSU earned the #15 in the Southeast spot in Military Times'  2021 "Best for Vets: Colleges" ranking—the highest of any HBCU.

A few of our favorite things:

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Our three-point action plan for how we serve students: Flexibility, Affordability, Value

Flexibility in action

Providing students with a civilian education that’s accessible and flexible is a big part of what we do. We offer extensive online learning options and an academic experience aligned with student needs—for recent high school graduates and adult learners alike.

Programs that meet your needs:

  • Flexible course options encompass online, evening, and concentrated (eight-week) classes.
  • Undergraduate programs feature 12 online degree completion programs.
  • Graduate programs include two online degree completion programs.

Active-duty members stationed at Fort Bragg can access programs through our Fort Bragg Campus, enabling them to learn right where they work and live.

Affordability in action

Making college affordable for you is important to us. A public university within the UNC System, FSU offers students low tuition rates and numerous scholarship options. We work hard to connect you with the help you need, providing competitive financial aid packages.

Ninety percent of FSU students receive some form of financial aid.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Take a deeper dive into tuition help and scholarships for military-connected students:

Questions? Contact Kamesia House, Executive Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid, at kmhouse@uncfsu.edu.

FSU also offers:

  • Free summer school for all enrolled students
  • Academic credit for prior military training/service, accelerating time to graduation
  • Free transcript review for transfer credits
  • Application fee waivers for active-duty military  
Value in action

We know readiness matters. You know that, too. We want you to leave here ready, with a degree that starts working for you as soon as you leave our campus.

What's our bottom-line value proposition? A degree from FSU pays off, and quickly. Our degrees offer an exceptional return on students' educational investment. In fact, FSU graduates typically recoup the return on their investment at a much faster rate than students from other four-year HBCU institutions.

How's that for value in action? Learn more about FSU degree programs in our colleges, schools, and departments.

Meet the Team

Leaders, faculty, and staff throughout our entire FSU community are committed to deepening military cultural competencies and awareness. Our Office of External Affairs and Military Relations supports our military-connected students with a dedicated staff of veterans and former military leaders. We anticipate what you'll need because we've been there ourselves.

Military-connected leaders who advocate for your interests and understand your needs


Siobhan Norris

Siobhan Norris

Siobhan Norris serves as FSU's Associate Vice Chancellor for Military Affairs. She supports FSU's military-connected students, working to increase enrollment, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success. Prior to her appointment at FSU, she led military affairs efforts for 16 universities in the UNC System, representing more than 19,000 military-connected students.

Siobhan's military connection: Siobhan is the proud granddaughter of a decorated WW II Marine Corps veteran and the daughter of a combat-wounded Vietnam veteran. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and was a military spouse for 17 years.

snorris4@uncfsu.edu

Associate Vice Chancellor Norris is available to speak to the media on issues pertaining to attracting, supporting, and engaging military-connected students in higher education. To request an interview, please email Associate Vice Chancellor Joy Cook at jcook15@uncfsu.edu.


Veronica Alexander is FSU's Director for Military Services. She leads the university's outreach and work with military-connected students at Fort Bragg. Veronica also serves as advisor to the Student Veterans of America chapter on FSU's campus.

Veronica's military connection: Veronica is a retired Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army.

valexander@uncfsu.edu


Janet Polk

Janet Polk serves as Interim Director for Military Student Success at FSU. In addition, she is the university's Chief Certifying Official.

jpolk3@uncfsu.edu

Apply to FSU

Active-duty Military

If you are an active-duty member, a reservist, a National Guardsman, or a DoD civilian of the military, your application will be processed through our Fort Bragg Campus. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the Fort Bragg Campus at (910) 672-2965/2966 or military@uncfsu.edu.

We offer application fee waivers for all active-duty members of the military who apply to FSU as well as a free transcript review for transfer credits from military training/service.

What to submit:

We encourage you to send your transcripts electronically to admissions@uncfsu.edu. Please check with your school to find out which e-transcript service the school uses.

Mail official transcripts to:
Fayetteville State University
ATTN:  Office of Admissions
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

For information about using Tuition Assistance or other benefits, please visit the Fort Bragg Campus page.

Fayetteville State University offers a free preliminary evaluation of prospective students' intended major. Prospective students will need to provide all prior college transcripts, including any military transcripts, in order for the counselor to provide the evaluation


Reserves or National Guard

If you're a member of the Reserves or National Guard and use Tuition Assistance, your application will be processed through the Fort Bragg Campus via CFNC. Otherwise, your application will be processed by the Office of Admissions on FSU's main campus. If you have any questions about your application, please use BroncoVille to check your status or contact FSU's Office of Admissions at (910) 672-1371 or admissions@uncfsu.edu.

What to submit:

We encourage you to send your transcripts electronically! Check with your school to find out which e-transcript service the school uses.

For information about using Tuition Assistance or other benefits, please visit the Fort Bragg Campus page.

Veterans

If you're a veteran, your application will be processed by the Office of Admissions on FSU's main campus. If you have questions about your application, please use BroncoVille to check your status or contact the Office of Admissions at (910) 672-1371 or Fort Bragg Office at (910) 672-2965.  You can also email admissions@uncfsu.edu.

What to submit:

We encourage you to send your transcripts electronically! Please check with your school to find out which e-transcript service the school uses.

Military Spouses & Dependents

If you're a spouse or a dependent of an active-duty member or veteran, your application will be processed by the Office of Admissions on FSU's main campus. If you have any questions about your application, please use BroncoVille to check your status or contact the Office of Admissions at 910.672.1371 or admissions@uncfsu.edu.

What to submit:

Find your group! Visit one of the pages below to learn about additional documentation to submit with your application: Freshman, Transfer, Online, Graduate, or Visiting Student.

Military-Connected Student Resources

The services you need & the support you deserve

FSU resources

We offer an array of services to help you succeed once you become a student at FSU, such as:

  • Academic supports, including academic advising, tutoring, and writing services
  • Community resources regarding childcare, housing, and more
  • Connections to other military-connected students through FSU's Student Veterans of America chapter. Our SVA chapter includes active-duty members of the military, veterans, ROTC cadets, and military spouses or children.

In addition, our Student Veterans' Center at Bronco Square provides our military-connected students with comprehensive onsite supports, including:

  • Help with class registration and academic advising
  • Mental health counseling
  • Financial advice
  • Counseling and processing for VA/Department of Defense benefits and financial aid
  • Enrollment support and access to VA certifying officials 
  • VA Work Study opportunities
  • Study spaces
  • Social events
  • Mentoring through American Corporate Partners (for military, veterans, and active-duty spouses)
Adult learners

FSU offers additional support to military-connected students through the Office for Adult Learners, designed to provide assistance to undergraduates who are 25 and older. If this describes you, you'll fit right in here: 50% of FSU students are over the age of 24.

Commuter students

Explore AUTOS, our engagement organization for commuter students, including those with military connections.

Read about how AUTOS helped Janee Sanders—a veteran, wife, mother, and commuter student—engage with other Broncos and form friendships.

Federal or national resources

Learn about Veterans' Compensation for Service-Connected Disabilities.

Connect to the Veterans' Crisis Line.

Access VA contact information for the VA benefits hotline, the GI Bill hotline, the VA health benefits hotline, and more.

State or local resources

Use the VA locator tool to find a nearby VA location or community care provider that is in-network for you.

Connect with the NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (NC DMVA).

Review the NC DMVA Resource Guide for veterans, active-duty military, and families.

Access Veterans Services of Cumberland County.