Embry-Riddle Military Veteran students on campus in Daytona Beach.

Why do Veterans Choose Embry-Riddle?

U.S. News & World Report, Military Times, Military Advanced Education, U.S. Veterans, and G.I. Jobs publications consistently name Embry-Riddle in the categories of best for veterans, top military-friendly school, top veteran-friendly school, best regional universities (South) for military and veterans, and best online non-MBA graduate business programs for veterans. Add in our reputation for excellence in education, our network of alumni leading industry worldwide, and campus resources that support success, and it’s clear why Embry-Riddle attracts veterans seeking the best option for educational advancement. 

Contact Us

Veteran Student Services
Residence Hall 3, Room 174

Admission to Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle’s specialized focus on aviation, aerospace, engineering and technology offers career paths that are meaningful and in demand. Four start terms each year offer flexibility in choosing when to begin your studies.

Whether you are a veteran, active service member, or military dependent interested in using VA Education Benefits, we work to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible, right from the beginning.

We’re test optional, so there’s no need to submit SAT or ACT scores along with your application for admission. If you’ve attended college after high school, we’ll need your official college transcripts. If you’ve earned fewer than 30 college credits, we will need your official high school transcript as well.

Areas of study often compliment skills gained while serving and we’ll request a copy of your Joint Services Transcript in order to maximize transfer credit.

Reach out to us to help identify the right academic path for you.

Tip: Contact us to request a waiver code so that you don’t have to pay the $50 application fee.

Brandon Baber
VSS was very helpful from the very beginning, having somebody to explain what your benefits can do for you is great, and have them deal with the VA was even better.
Brandon Baber, Student Veteran

Enrollment and Advisement

As you plan your transition to campus, we’ll be here to help every step of the way. From submitting appropriate forms to confirm eligibility, to certifying your enrollment, we’ll work to simplify the process for you.

You’ll have the option to register for your courses before you arrive on campus and after consulting with your academic advisor, or you can register for courses during Orientation.

Orientation takes place in the days immediately before the start of each term and is a great way to learn about the campus and connect with other students.

Rebecca Perini
As a vet, I can reassure veterans transitioning to campus life that there are people who care about their academic success and understand where they are coming from.
Rebecca Perini, U.S. Navy veteran and Veteran Student Ambassador


Embry-Riddle is honored to partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs to support those eligible to receive educational benefits.

Yellow Ribbon Program logo

We’ll work to ensure you receive as much financial support as possible. We encourage all students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to supplement military benefits when possible.

Your award letter from the VA will detail funding each term.

Learn more about how you can leverage your benefits into a degree that’s recognized for excellence worldwide.

Get Answers to your Yellow Ribbon Questions

Amanda Meurer
When you are in the veteran community, you are part of a different brother and sisterhood. It’s nice to have people you can be yourself around.

I want to be able to help student veterans and hopefully they will be able to help someone else one day.
Amanda Meurer, Peer Mentor and UNIV 101 instructor

Support & Involvement

DB Veterans Family

Financial support and academic support are key to succeeding in college. But the support of people who share your goals, are committed to your well-being and dedicated to serving you is what sets us apart.

In addition to professional staff who will assist in understanding and processing your benefits, Student Veterans Organization and Faculty 4 Veterans are two of the groups on campus who share a history of military service and offer guidance in transitioning from military to college. 

Visit the Student Engagement page for more information.