Misericordia remains committed to recognizing the importance of a quality education while upholding strong values and honor within the community. Those values make Misericordia the perfect place to attain one's educational goals. With this mission in mind, Misericordia welcomes the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces, including spouses and dependents.
Veteran Services at Misericordia University provides a communication channel between veterans/service members, spouses, dependents and the University. Its purpose is to inform and guide students through their Misericordia experience while insuring that the appropriate support services are available.
Student Veteran Liaison, Vice President of Student Life
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (570) 674-6304
- Banks Student Life Center, Student Life Suite
VA Certifying Official, Counselor for part time students
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: (570) 674-6313
- Mercy Hall, Room 105
Thank You for your Service.
"GI Bill©" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
How to Apply for Veterans, Service members, Spouses, and Dependents
Step 1: Apply for Admissions to Misericordia University
- Fill out the Undergraduate Application if you are applying to college for the first time, in high school, have graduated high school four or more years ago, or are a college transfer student. There is no cost to apply using the online application system.
- Fill out the Graduate Application if you are seeking your advanced degree (a master's or doctorate). There is no cost to apply using the online application system.
Step 2: Apply for Education Benefits
- VA Online Application through the Department of Veterans Affairs
- Complete VA form 22-1990*
- Transferring students
- National Guard submit form DD2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) and form VA 22-1990*
- When received, submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Certifying Official.
- Chapter 31, submit a copy of VA form 28-1905
*All forms found at gibill.va.gov
Step 3: Request your Service Transcript and/or College/University transcripts
- College/University transcripts send official transcripts to the Admissions Office via email or mail to Admiss@misericordia.edu
- Misericordia University
- ATTN: Undergraduate Admissions
- 301 Lake Street
- Dallas, PA 18612
- Service Transcripts send via Joint Service Transcript, The Air Force University/CCAF or the AF Portal to Admiss@misericordia.edu
- *May receive college credit for Military experience
Step 4: File the FAFSA
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Prior to May 1st of EVERY year
The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends college credit for military training and experience. Misericordia uses ACE recommendations for awarding college credit for students with military transcripts.
For a list of Majors/Minors refer to the Misericordia University website under the Academics tab or by clicking here.
Currently enrolled Veterans that have stated on the admissions application that they have served or those Veterans receiving GI benefits will receive priority registration at Misericordia University. For more information contact the Registrar.
For education benefits related questions, contact a Veterans Benefits Counselor at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
Veteran Benefits Request Form (VBRF)
Once you have registered for classes, submit a Veteran Benefits Request Form to MU’s VA Certifying Official for the upcoming term for which you are requesting VA enrollment certification. Forms are available at the VA Certifying Official's office located in Mercy Hall, first floor room 105 or request a form via email. The VBRF is your authorization for Misericordia to submit your enrollment to the VA and must be completed and submitted for every semester you wish to receive VA benefits.
VA Certifying Official
Yellow Ribbon Program
- Misericordia University participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The Yellow Ribbon program provides matching funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs to supplement the Post-9/11 GI Bill©.
- GI Bill© BenefitsPost-9/11 GI Bill© recipients who qualify at the 100% benefit level are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program. Please visit the VA Yellow Ribbon Program for more program-specific eligibility information.
More information available regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program at Misericordia.
- Chapter 30 (Active-Duty Montgomery GI Bill©)
- Chapter 31 (Service-connected disability, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment)
- Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill©)
- Chapter 33 TOE (Post 9/11, Transfer of Entitlement)
- Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents)
- Chapter 1606 (Reserve GI Bill©)
- Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program, REAP)
- Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
- State Grant for Veterans
- Other Financial Aid (Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, etc…)
What is WAVE?
- WAVE is the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment.
- Applies to Veterans Receiving Chapter 30, 1606, 1607 and VRAP MGIB Benefits.
- Submit monthly verification of enrollment.
- Those receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill© do not have to verify their attendance through WAVE.
- Verify your attendance on the last calendar day of each month you are attending classes.
- Veterans can check the status of their record, and report changes to their enrollment directly to VA.
- Go to www.gibill.gov
- Follow the log-in instructions.
- The best day to verify is the last day of the month, even if it is a Saturday or Sunday.
- Contact by phone at 1.877.838.2778
- Life Insurance
- Service members' Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
- Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
- Paid to Veterans age 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled, demonstrating financial need
- Home Loans
- Financial support
- Health Care
- Inpatient hospital care
- Outpatient services
- Burial and memorial services
Benefits for Veterans with Service-connected Disabilities
- Disability Compensation
- Service-connected disability above 20%
- Adapted Housing Grants
- Specially Adapted Housing (SAH)
- Special Housing Adaptation (SHA)
- Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)
- Mortgage protection insurance that can help families of severely disabled Service members or Veterans pay off the home mortgage in the event of their death.
Resources and Links
- A great place to begin your application process and obtain information on VA programs is by going to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
- GoArmyEd is for eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online. GoArmyEd assists with managing your education records including classes, testing, and on-duty classes.
- The AF Portal Login is the Air Force's online process for airmen to request Tuition Assistance. The Air Forces' "Virtual Education Center" Online Tuition Assistance Request forms may be found in the portal.
- Tutoring Assistance
- Misericordia University offers free tutoring for students in the Student Success Center.
- Students using federal GI Bills© can receive a supplemental payment for approved private tutors. The veteran/service member must be currently enrolled and at least half time. Find more information at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs webpage on tutorial assistance.
- The Insalaco Center for Career Development
- Email the career center at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
- Feds Hire Vets
- Veterans' Preference
- Federal veteran employment information
- Military Job Sites
Health / Mental Health Services
- Health and Wellness Center (Misericordia clinic)
- Anderson Center, lower level
- Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS Center)
- McGowan Hall, lower level
- VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
- CWV monitors and coordinates VA's administration of health care, benefits services and programs for women veterans.
- Safe Helpline
- Sexual assault support for the DoD community
- 24/7 support
- Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University
- Katherine Pohlidal, Director
- Caregiver Support Line
- American Red Cross
- Operation HomeFront
- Salvation Army
- Vet Centers
- National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
- Veterans Crisis Hotline
- 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
- Luzerne County Veteran Affairs Office
- James Spagnola, Director
- 77 Water Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
- Office: (570) 706-3960
- Veterans Affairs
- Student Veterans of America (SVA)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- American Legion
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Parking/vehicle registration ($60 per year)
- To apply online, click here
- *or go to myMU> Campus Safety> Campus Safety Links> Student Vehicle Registration
- Campus Safety
- for registration pick up
- Mercy Hall Room 7
- (570) 674-6300
- Click on Current Students
- Sign in using the Misericordia user name and password
- Items found on myMU:
- Academic services
MU Photo ID
- Mercy Hall Room 23
- Mercy Hall Room 23
- Banks Student Center
- (570) 674-6271
- On campus
- Complete Campus Housing Agreement
- The Cougar's Den
- Chick fil A
- The Chopping Block
- In the Banks Student Center
- John and Mary Metz Dining Hall (Cafeteria)
- In Banks Student Center
- In Insalaco Hall
- In Banks Student Center
- CHS Kiosk
- College of Health Sciences Building (Passan Hall)
- On Lake Street
In the Know
- MU Alerts
- Compressed Schedule
- myMU > Students
- Bevevino Library
- Second Floor Research Lab
- Science Building
- Room 205
- Insalaco Hall
- Ground floor, open Computer Lab
- Henry Student Lounge
- Commuter lounge
- John J. Passan Hall
- Mercy Hall
- Room 335
- Room 349
- Ground Floor Lounge (24 hours)
Computer Lab Hours (except Library Labs)
Fall or Spring Everyday: 8:00AM - 11:00 PM
Summer Everyday: 8:00AM - 8:00 PM
The Admissions Office provides assistance to students and student veterans/service members navigate and succeed with academic resources and transition services.
Students at Misericordia University are assigned an advisor once accepted into the university. The Academic Advisors can help Veteran students register for classes. Advisors assist students meet university requirements to reach their educational and career goals.
Registration forms can also be found by following these steps:
myMU> Students> Reports and Forms> Registration and Academic Program Adjustment Forms
Campus Ministry at Misericordia University serves the Mission of the University by making visible and effective their Mercy Charisms and Catholic Tradition. They seek to respond to the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy through advocacy, education and action. Campus Ministry is located in the Banks Student Life Center.
The Insalaco Center for Career Development provides career-planning services that prepare students for successful transition from college to career. They provide individual career counseling, resume and cover letter development, career assessment/major choice using MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory, internship advising and resource, graduate school advising and resources, career and internship fairs, networking fairs, interview preparation, part-time job opportunities among a broad variety of other services. The Insalaco Center for Career Development is located on the first floor of McAuley Hall.
Email the career center at: email@example.com
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CENTER (CAPS Center)
The CAPS Center offers support and counseling services appropriate to the students’ needs. Our services are confidential and available at no charge for a variety of topics, such as adjusting to college, anxiety, depression, or relationship concerns. A counselor is also on call 24 hours a day for emergency services.
Please call the CAPS Center at 570-674-6408, or simply drop by our office during business hours to schedule an appointment. The CAPS Center is located on the lower level of McGowan Hall.
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
- Curtis Wiseley, Psy. D.
- (570) 674-6466
EXPRESSWAY ACCELERATED DEGREES
The Expressway program is formatted to meet the needs of working adult students. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 2 1/2 years. Students attend classes 1 evening per week, four hours per class, in 5 week sessions - or in 7 1/2 week online sessions. Students can chose to complete the entire degree online if that is a more convenient option.
The tuition for Expressway students is discounted and it is lower price per credit. Financial Aid is available for qualifying students. Students have up to 10 years to complete their bachelor's degree.
Expressway Recruiter, Admissions Department
- Jaime Elston
- (570) 674-8183
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (SSC)
The Student Success Center is an academic resource for all Misericordia students who want to improve their academic skills and strategies. The SSC provides assistance through tutoring and other resources to help you become more confident and successful in your coursework. The SSC is located on the lower level of Alumnae/McGowan Hall.
- Help with:
- Writing and research
- Course material
- Time management
- Test preparation
- Reading comprehension
- Test anxiety
- Critical thinking
- Study strategies
College Retention Liaison
- Megan Hurley, M.S.
Students with Disabilities, Assistant Director Student Success Center
- Kristen Ricardo
SCHOOL CERTIFYING OFFICIAL
The Department of Veterans Affairs defines a School Certifying Official (SCO) as the individual assigned the authority of completing all paperwork necessary to certify the enrollment and changes in enrollment for students eligible for VA educational benefits at their college or university. The school certifying official does not determine eligibility for benefits nor do they have access to any student’s Department of Defense VA records.
VA Certifying Official
- Deborah Cragle
- (570) 674-6313
- Mercy Hall Room 105
Click on a link below to download a pdf of the Misericordia University Veterans/Military Services Newsletter