WMU-Cooley Law School Military Admissions

WMU-Cooley Law School Military Admissions

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Military Admissions

WMU-Cooley has admissions advisors who can help to expedite your law school application process and assist you throughout your law school experience. Contact our Admissions Office here. WMU-Cooley is a Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) GOLD certified Veteran-Friendly School. The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents.

Check out the three most critical issues:

  1. A handpicked list of 70+ scholarships for veterans and active duty servicemembers
  2. How to fill out FAFSA as a veteran and maximize your federal financial aid package
  3. A breakdown of the most common benefits available to veterans

Military and Recruiter Friendly

We offer an array of support to students with military service experience such as: academic advising, admissions guidance for testing, applications and disclosures, disability services, GI Benefits assistance, help with housing and relocation, student-life activities on and off campus, including miltary student organizations.

  • Trained admissions and financial aid staff to assist with process
  • Accommodations for reservists/active duty
  • Leaves as needed for deployments
  • Flexible scheduling options for students with full-time jobs and families
  • Prior-service faculty to advise students
  • Locations - in Michigan and in Florida
  • Student Orgs for members of military
  • Counseling services available in Michigan and Florida through Lawyers Assistance Programs
  • Objective admissions policies
  • Award-winning, nationally recognized ethics and professionalism program

VA Financial Aid and Benefits

Begin the process of applying for the Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits at the VA website here. WMU-Cooley can help determine if you are eligible for the Montgomery GI or Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) Post 9/11 education benefits.

Apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program here 

Current Tuition & Academic Expenses here

JAG Careers

  • JAG, VA and Civil Service legal opportunities available
  • Approved externship placements in active duty, National Guard and Reserve JAG offices
  • Dozens of distinguished alumni serving or having served as JAG officers
  • Faculty advisors with prior JAG experience
  • Student Orgs for students interested in JAG careers
  • On-campus JAG recruiting
  • Military pro bono experiences available


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