Military and Veteran Student Information

Debra Cooper screams as she hugs her daughter Staff Sgt. Markita James who told her mother she would still be in the Middle East during her mother's graduation.
Debra Cooper screams as she hugs her daughter Staff Sgt. Markita James who told her mother she would still be in the Middle East during her mother’s graduation.

Military Discount Program

Brenau University offers tuition discounts for active duty military personnel, their immediate families, and veterans. The discount is available for on-ground and online undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Why Choose Brenau?

  • Small class and personal attention
  • Experience the flexibility of taking courses online, on ground, or both simultaneously
  • Choice of a schedule that includes one or more classes per session
  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Most classes run for seven weeks
  • Completion of degree in as little as two years
  • Full-time faculty, field practitioners facilitate all courses

Quick Access


For additional information contact
Rosanne Short  |  Director, Military and Veteran Services
770-531-3135  |

Military Estimated Cost of Books (annual)*
Undergraduate $1300.00
Graduate $987.00
*Actual costs vary by program of study.

Explore the Barnes & Noble/Brenau University Bookstore for more information about how to purchase or rent textbooks, store hours, how to purchase spirit wear and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for applying for Tuition Assistance?

Students who are Active Duty Service Members, and Spouses utilizing MyCAA should first receive approval from the student’s ESO, military counselor or Service prior to enrollment.

Once written approval is received from your ESO or Service contact Rosanne Short to be included in the Military Student information network.

Submit your approval documentation to Portia Clark at then follow your branch specific instructions as follows.

Brenau University has a rolling admissions policy – there are no annual deadlines or specific priority dates. We recommended that Financial Aid requests should be submitted 2 months prior to your anticipated start date. Visit our Financial Aid pages for more information about how to get started.

New FAFSA forms are available on Oct. 1 of each calendar year for the academic year that begins the following August. For example: beginning Oct. 1, 2022, the 2023-24 FAFSA is available to file.

Do Military and Veteran students receive honors at Graduation?

Yes, an honor cord is presented to each graduate who participates in the ceremony. Additionally, undergraduate students meeting the requirements of Latin honors will also receive honors at graduation.

Are there Military and Veteran student lounges available?

Yes, there is an area reserved for our veterans and active duty military students on all of our campus locations: Fairburn, Gainesville (Owens Student Center) and Norcross.

What are the Green Zone stickers on Brenau office doors?

The Green Zone stickers indicate the person in that office has completed the Brenau University Military and Veteran Diversity and Sensitivity training.

Brenau Green Zone: A Safe Place for Student Veterans