Military Programs and Services
A PURPOSE-DRIVEN EDUCATION
You come to college with a wealth of knowledge and experience you gained in the military. At PLNU, we deeply value what that brings to the classroom. That’s why we strive to collaborate with you in your academic endeavors and help you pursue your current and future goals.
College should be fulfilling, applicable, and meaningful. Here, you’ll receive a purpose-driven education that can help you build something bigger than yourself.
PLNU’s Military Programs and Services office offers support to all students who are active duty, veterans, reservists, and military family members.
Roberta Orozco: The Heart of a Navy Nurse
Roberta Orozco took a non-traditional nursing route and joined the Navy before attending college. She entered the field of medicine as an enlisted Corpsman and began her nursing journey.
Life After Service: Veterans Work Towards Their Degree
Veterans coming back later in life to pursue a secondary education have many additional challenges that they overcome through faith and strength.
PLNU Military Programs and Services Offer Virtual Veterans Center
As the fall semester kicks off, PLNU Military Programs and Services finalizes the preparation for this unique time. Although the department’s team members work remotely, they're still 100% available and ready to serve PLNU’s veteran and military-affiliated population.
Alum Elijah Waddle on forging his own metal-smithing business
U.S. Navy veteran and PLNU alum Elija Waddle runs his own woodworking and knifemaking business called Waddle’s Workshop. For him, woodworking and metal-smithing are a form of self-care and one of the reasons he started Waddle’s Workshop in the first place.
The Importance of Human Connection in Palliative Care
Throughout his Army nurse career, Nick Pacella, MSN, CNS (MSN 15) has discovered that the most important aspect of nursing is what connects us to each other: our own humanity.
As a participating Yellow Ribbon school, PLNU offers up to $10,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds annually to all eligible student-veterans and eligible dependents. With the VA’s dollar matching this scholarship can offer up to a total of $20,000 in tuition in addition to the annual Post-9/11 GIBill®️ benefit. Consideration for Yellow Ribbon funding is automatic for all eligible veterans and dependents, and we offer an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon scholarships to eligible student veterans and eligible dependents.
PLNU offers a flat rate of $250 per unit for all active-duty service members who enroll in one of PLNU’s Adult Undergraduate Degree Programs:
Point Loma Nazarene University recognizes that our military and veteran population is a very diverse group that brings to our campus vast experiences and knowledge. The mission of PLNU Military Programs and Services is to support and advocate for military-connected students in their transition to Point Loma Nazarene University and their pursuit of intellectual, personal, spiritual, and professional development. We will work continuously to provide a military-inclusive environment so our students can effectively apply their federal education benefits in pursuit of their degree programs and be well-prepared to transition into meaningful careers.
To be the leading resource for military and VA educational related services for all military-connected students and their families. PLNU’s Military Programs and Services will accomplish this by:
- Easing the transition from military service to student life.
- Being proficient in all aspects of military billing to include VA and DOD benefits such as the GI Bill®, VA procedures, and academic advising.
- Continuously improving processes and services.
- Partnering with university colleagues to provide the resources necessary for our military-connected students to be academically successful.
- Raising awareness of veterans’ issues among university and local communities and supporting our military-connected students from the first contact through graduation.
- Providing internal as well as San Diego community resources for assistance.
- Creating a space for community and collaboration on campuses through our chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
- Providing opportunities for recognition in their work study, volunteer, and academic areas that lead to career readiness and placement.
Location & Hours
Commuter and Veterans Commons (Main Campus)
Mission Valley Regional Center
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.