As a C-17 pilot, I needed to balance going to 17 countries during my last 7-week module. My instructors were fantastic. If you are flexible and work with your instructors, they’re going to work with you.

Captain Nic YoungMS in Leadership and Human Resource Development Graduate, LSU

Steps to Becoming an LSU Online Student


Explore VA Education Benefits

Contact the Department of Veteran Affairs to obtain your certificate of eligibility (COE) or your respective military branch for more information. LSU students and alumni have taken advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Joint Services Transcript (JST), and more.


Earn Credit for Military Training

You may be able to receive college credit for your Army, Navy, Airforce, or Marine Corps training once enrolled. Ask your Enrollment Coach about transfer credits from military programs you’ve completed from CCAF, CDET, METC, and more.


Find Your Program

Ready to start your education journey? Explore various disciplines and online degree programs, including business, construction, healthcare, education, technology, and more, and view detailed descriptions, curriculum overviews, and potential career outcomes for each program. Explore All Programs


Apply for Admission

Once you've chosen your program, it's time to apply for admission. LSU Online’s Enrollment Coaches are available to assist and guide applicants, addressing any questions or concerns while providing personalized support to ensure a smooth application experience. Apply Now


Use Your VA Benefits

During your application process, you should inform the specific campus admissions office about your intent to use VA Education benefits. Applicants will be guided through the necessary steps, including providing the required documentation, such as a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Once the COE and other documents are received and verified, the campus admissions office will assist in certifying your enrollment with the VA. We're committed to supporting our military and veteran students throughout their time with us. Each LSU institution offers benefits for veterans and military students, including financial aid options and service credits.

VA Benefits and Continuing Education Programs

Did you know that you can use your VA benefits for more than degrees at LSU Online & Continuing Education? If you are looking for short-form options to stay ahead in your professional career or learn new skills explore online certificates, MicroCred programs, professional development courses, and more at

If you would like to use your VA benefits toward a Professional Development program or Online Distance Learning credit course, please contact Mia Collette at to begin the registration process.

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Veterans Career Advantage

The Veterans Career Advantage is a free course offered through LSU Online & Continuing Education that focuses on career planning and skills development, such as resume writing and improving interviewing skills, for those seeking employment. You’ll hear from other veterans about their own experiences along the way.