Prospective Students


Military Applicants

The School of Education warmly welcomes military applicants. We appreciate the service of our men and women in uniform and we value the experience members of the armed forces bring to the School of Education.

Application Fee Waiver

Military applicants for the School of Education Graduate Programs who are active military or U.S. veterans can WAIVE the application fee. Fee Waivers are available to qualified domestic applicants only. Eligibility to apply for a fee waiver is determined by completion of the Personal History section of the application and is part of the application process. If, based on information provided in the Personal History section, an applicant is eligible to apply for a waiver, e.g, U.S. veteran status, instructions will be presented on the Payment page of the application.

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill

More veterans are using their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to get a degree in education. 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents

Some of the benefits the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay include:

  • Your full tuition & fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students  
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA)
  • An annual books & supplies stipend
  • A one-time rural benefit payment

For details on how much money you will receive using the Post 9-11 GI Bill click here    

Troops for Teachers 

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge, and experience are most needed.

For more information on Troops for Teachers and to determine your eligibility, please visit the Troops to Teachers website 

For more information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Troops to Teachers, please contact Mary Morris at or 949.824.3348.

UC Irvine Veterans Services

For more comprehensive information on veterans at the University of California, Irvine, please visit the University of California, Irvine Veterans Services website.