Military Affiliated and Veteran Students

  • Before submitting an application for admission to UMES, if you are a service member, contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor within your military service prior to enrolling.

    UMES is committed to providing quality services and programs for veterans. We recognize and appreciate your service to and sacrifice for our country, and we look forward to assisting you as you achieve your educational and career goals. We also appreciate the skills and life experiences that you will bring to our campus community, and we encourage you to get involved in programs, activities, and clubs that will enrich and broaden your college experience.

    UMES is fully accredited for accepting Veteran students and assisting you in your needs for education certification.  Credit is given for military experiences relative to your field of study.


    Are YOU the ONE?

    Apply to UMES, www.umes.edu/Apply.  As a veteran, you are eligible for a fee waiver code: UMES Vets.

    Submit a copy of your DD214 to activate the discount code fee waiver.

    Submit your high school and military transcripts for review.

    If you wish to use VA Benefits (GI bill), Apply for Benefits at www.benefitsva.gov/gibill/ to receive a Certificate of Eligibility form.

    Complete the Veterans Education Benefits Request form.  This form should be completed every semester the student chooses to use their veteran benefit.

    The Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment when the military affiliated student registers for coursework.  Benefits to which the student is entitled will be sent monthly by the VA directly to the student after being properly certified by UMES.  Each military affiliated student is responsible for the payment of all fees and expenses at the same time as all regular students.  The Office of Admissions coordinates veteran services and veterans are advised to contact this office for further information on admissions, tutorials, and special programs.

    Please feel free to download the following important documents;

    Veterans Education Benefits Request (PDF)

    Military Affiliated Guide (PDF)

    Cost of Attendance

    Net Price Calculator

    Financial Aid Step-by-Step Process


    For all questions and concerns, please contact:

    Denitta Gladding, Admissions Specialist 
    Admissions & Recruitment 
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore 
    Princess Anne, Maryland 21853 

    Telephone:  (410) 651-6412


    Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly the Office of Student Disability Services) 
    Early Childhood Research Center 
    Suite 1129 
    Email: jacasares@umes.edu
    Additional Email Contact: cmschaffer@umes.edu 
    Phone: (410) 651-7848 


    Office of Student Financial Aid
    1 College Backbone Road
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    410-651-6172
    (fax) 410-651-7670
    email: financialaid@umes.edu