You answered the call to serve and put your life on the line for our country. You’ve earned the right to a quality education that Lenoir-Rhyne University provides.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a military-inclusive university and proudly welcomes all active-duty military, veterans, military spouses and family members. We thank you for your service and for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country.
LR offers a broad range of high-quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs supported by exceptional student services. Our mission is to educate students by connecting knowledge to professional practice.
At Lenoir-Rhyne, students receive practical education geared toward real-world jobs. Our programs align with military career paths with various degrees in criminal justice, cybersecurity or leadership and change. We are here to support your success.
Lenoir-Rhyne has been named a military-friendly school. Each year, the list of military-friendly schools is provided to service members and their families, helping you select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
*NOTE: Military service members should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) prior to enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Real Learning for Real Life
The hallmarks of a Lenoir-Rhyne education are the strength of our academic programs and the support you’ll get as a student. We offer flexible schedules and individual attention to help prepare you for your mission ahead to earn a degree that advances your career.
Lenoir-Rhyne offers small class sizes along with faculty and staff who treat you like family and provide excellent academic support.
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We’re glad veterans choose LR. Not only do they have the courage to serve our country, but they also have the courage to come back and go to school. They’re good students.
Katie Fisher, Assistant Provost and Dean of Student Life
Veterans & Military Student Education Benefits
Veterans benefits are used in addition to the financial aid offered by Lenoir-Rhyne. Our Office of Financial Aid can explain the financial aid process and FAFSA.
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
Available for qualified active duty and those separated/retired from active duty in the armed forces within the last 10 years. (rare exceptions to 10-year rule).
Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
For anyone with at least 90 days of aggregate service since 09/10/01. Valid for 15 years from the last date of qualifying service. Veterans with eligibility for other programs must make an irrevocable election to switch to Chapter 33. If your release from active duty was before January 1, 2013, there is a 15-year time limitation for use of benefits. For individuals whose last discharge date is on or after January 1, 2013, the time limitation has been removed.
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
Available for current members of guard/reserve units who meet specific requirements.
Chapter 33 tuition and fees come directly to the university, while Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 is a direct deposit payment.
Chapter 35 – Available to spouse and/or children of a vet who is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled or who died after such a service-connected disability was established. It is also available for dependents of a MIA or POW service member (dependent children may also be eligible for the NC Vet Child scholarship).
Career & Professional Development Center
Support and services that guide you to choose your major, find an internship or support your search for employment after graduation. Includes access to Handshake, our online job database.
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Board of Trustees has renewed the contract of Dr. Fred Whitt, LR president, for a six-year term. The board unanimously approved the new contract at its meeting in November; the contract became effective Jan. 1 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2028.