Colleges Listed by States with Veterans Assisted Programs


Colleges Listed by States with Veterans Assisted Programs



Central Connecticut State University

Office of Veterans Affairs

A Department of Student Affairs

The mission:

“The mission of the Veterans Affairs Office at Central Connecticut State University is to assist veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and other programs. We also help students make the transition from active military duty to Central Connecticut State University, and from CCSU to active military duty. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who has interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience”.

Willard Hall, Room 102
860-832-AVET (2838) or 860-832-1869
FAX 860-832-2894

Chris Gutierrez, Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Drop in Center:
8:00am to 9:00pm: Mon-Thurs
8:00am to 1:00pm: Friday

Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:00pm: Mon & Tues
8:00am to 6:00pm: Wednesday
8:00am to 4:00pm: Thursday
8:00am to 1:00pm: Friday


Wesleyan University
45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-2000

Office of Admission:
70 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-3000

The Military Veterans Endowed Scholarship Fund began in Fall, 2008. 

Recipients will have no loans in the financial aid package and may graduate with $0 loan indebtedness for the time they are enrolled at Wesleyan. However, should assistance be needed to meet the Student Contribution, most students should be eligible to borrow through the low-cost federal Direct or Perkins loans programs.

Wesleyan is also proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program for qualifying veterans.

Veterans. The Military Veterans Endowed Scholarship Fund began in Fall, 2008. Recipients will have no loans in the financial aid package and may graduate.


It is the responsibility of Veterans receiving education benefits from the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to request enrollment certification at the beginning of each.


Veterans Endowed. Scholarship Fund. The Military Veterans Endowed Scholarship Fund at. Wesleyan University assists students who have previously.


Wesleyan also offers a special endowed scholarship to U.S. military veterans. No special application is required, but please be sure to notify the Admission…/transfer_students.html

Application Fee $55.00

VA certification 860-685-2745

Offers off campus housing for Veterans call 860-685-3550


Delaware State University (Dover, Delaware)

Customer service 302-857-6060
1200 N. DuPont Highway,
Dover, Delaware, 19901

4- year, Public

Mrs.Lawita Scott-Cheatham
Executive Director for Admissions

302.857.6375 (phone)
302.857.6379 (fax)

Provide: Student Employment

Veterans Affairs 302-857-6376  Email:
Fax 302-857-6378

Inspire Scholarship
Contact the Office Of Financial Aid 302-857-6250

Education benefits

For eligible military students or dependents, DSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs offers personal attention in managing and administering education benefit programs, including Active Duty, the Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, Selected Reserves, and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance.

At DSU, eligible military students who enroll are awarded six elective credits based on their discharge papers. DSU also recognizes the American Council on Education-recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses and occupational experience of service members and veterans.

Active duty military students receive in-state tuition, as do National Guard and Reserve members who are stationed in Delaware, Henry said.

Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The University matches the VA up to 50 percent of unmet out-of-state tuition and fee charges for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Also under the Post 9/11 program, eligible military students attending DSU’s VA-approved Flight School may currently receive up to $10,970 in tuition and fees per academic year.

Advocacy, counseling and activities

Tutoring and rehabilitative services, and VA Work-Study opportunities available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

It initiates contact with military units and commanding officers on a student’s behalf as needed. When a student is deployed, the Office of Veteran Affairs works up front to make sure the readmission process goes “as easy as possible” upon return, VA help with the transition back to civilian and University life.

The Office of Veteran Affairs tries to get students more involved socially through campus and community The FORCES participated in and hosted the first National Roll Call of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom casualties in November 2011, calling the names of dedicated service men and women.

The Office of Veterans Affairs work with military students, aiming to help students full-circle by easing their transition from the military to a University setting and then continuing to assist during their journeys to graduation.

Veteran services at DSU, contact Veterans Affairs coordinator Wendelin Henry at 302.857.6376 or


Delaware County Community College (Delaware, Pa.)


Admissions: Phone: 610-359-5050 – Fax: 610-723-1530

Financial Aid Options that’s available:

PELL Grants (Free Money)

PELL Grants are awarded to eligible students as determined by the Federal government on the basis of information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is easily completed online at Eligible students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits to receive a by Supreme Savings. PELL Grant and the amount is adjusted on the basis on number of credits enrolled.

PHEAA State Grants (Free Money)

PHEAA State Grants are awarded to eligible students as determined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania using the FAFSA. Eligible students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits with at least 3 credits in regular college-level course work (not developmental/remedial).


Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor(s). For a full listing of all the scholarships and awards presented by the Foundation, refer to the 2012-13 Scholarships and Awards brochure.

Veterans Services offered at Delaware County Community College:

We welcome all of our nation’s veterans. If you’re considering college, take a look at other sections of our site, especially Admission, Financial Aid and Academic Programs, to learn more about our offerings and the steps to apply for admissions and financial aid. In addition, the staff is there to work with you and help you make a smooth transition from military life to college life.

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits and services available to veterans. These benefits may make college more affordable than you thought. What’s more, our staff will answer your questions and help you apply for all eligible benefits.

Here’s important information that our students who are veterans need to know:

Educational benefits

Veterans, certain dependents of veterans, reservists and guard members may be entitled to educational benefits from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Before you register for classes, verify your program status; if you have questions about your eligibility, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.
  • If you are using veterans’ benefits for the first time, or are transferring to Delaware County Community College, you will need to apply for benefits through the College’s Financial Aid Office; find out which documents are required for the certification process, and for assistance in completing your benefits package by calling 610-359-5346 in the Financial Aid Office.
  • Each semester when you’re registering , you must notify Financial Aid and the veterans advisor of the courses you are taking; provide your campus veterans/financial aid advisor with any changes in address/phone number, credits carried, program of study, or withdrawal from any course.
  • While enrolled, you must verify your enrollment no earlier than the last day of each month and on the last date of the session in which you are enrolled in school by calling 877-823-2378 or online through the VA WAVE system.

Credit and experience for military training.

You may be able to receive academic credit for your military training or experience. For an evaluation of your military experience, call 610-359-5322 in the Assessment Center.

The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates military training and education, and translates courses and occupations held by service members into college credit recommendations. ACE can provide you with a transcript describing military training that you completed and, in some cases, a recommendation regarding credit. Obtain your transcript online from ACE.

Academic requirements.

To preserve good academic standing, veterans, reservists and eligible dependents must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, or they will be placed on academic probation. If the student does not meet the minimum standard at the end of two academic semesters on academic probation, the College will notify the Department of Veterans Affairs within 30 days.

Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Department administers programs for the benefit of the nation’s war veterans and members of their families.

  • Education benefits: The GI Bill helps veterans continue their education.
  • Compensation and pension benefits: This service provides information on service and non-service connected disability programs and survivor benefits.
  • Health benefits and services: This Agency administers medical benefits for eligible veterans.

The National Military Family Association may be of interest to student veterans and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Delaware Technical Community College.

100 Campus Drive
Dover, Delaware 19904-1383
(302) 857-1000

Admissions: (302) 857-1020
Registrar’s Office: (302) 857-1080

Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Office: (302) 857-1040
Office fax: (302) 857-1093

Beckey Craft/VA Representative: 302-857-1056

Barbara Mignon Weatherly, Esq.
Civil Rights Coordinator, Office of the President

P.O. Box 897
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 739-6356


Veterans Educational Benefits.

Delaware Tech recognizes the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Educational benefit information is available for military service members on each campus.

For more information, please contact:

Owens Campus Brain
Phone: (302) 856-5400 ext. 3450
Email: Belcher

Financial Processes

Party Payments (Sponsorship and pre-payment from local agencies)* Veteran’s Benefit … and dependents of deceased/disabled veterans interested in obtaining information and applying for benefits should … 571-5315 Veterans seeking educational VA benefits for the first time must submit a copy.

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs : 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) VA Education Benefits Forms VA Education Benefits Pay Rates VA Health Care Frequently Asked Questions Delaware Division … members and their families. The College ensures that veteran students are fully integrated into campus.

Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others – Scholarships for College

Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others – Free online college scholarship search. More than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid. Scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and…..Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others.

Are sponsored by: Delaware Higher Education Office

Eligibility Requirements to participate your residency have to be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, you have to reside in Delaware, and the age from 16 to 24 years of age. Qualified Institutions & Level of Study award may be used for, undergraduate study, used at any post-secondary institution.

Additional information:

  • Must live in Delaware for at least three years before applying.
  • Must apply at least four weeks before classes begin.
  • Award prorated when major not available at a Delaware public college.
  • Award for maximum of four years.
  • Must be child of one of the following: member of armed forces whose death was service-related, who is or was a POW, or is officially MIA; state police officer whose death was service-related; or state employee of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities on the state highway system whose death was job-related.

General Information include type of award, scholarship, state program and number of applicants (2).

Contact Information

Delaware Higher Education Office
John G. Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-735-4120 – Fax: 302-739-5894




Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044-3197
Phone: 443-518-1200

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program.

Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflict Scholarship Program This program was created for Military Members of the United States who served in Afghanistan, or contiguous air space. Federal regulations, on or after October 24, 2001, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by the United States Secretary of Defense; or in Iraq, or contiguous waters or air space as defined in federal regulations, on or after March 19, 2003, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by the United States Secretary of Defense. Scholarship Finder – Search for scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community.

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Records, Registration & Veterans’ Affairs

Howard Community College — RCF-233
Phone: 443-518-1240
Fax: 443-518-4426

Take advantage of the  Veterans Deferred Payment Planor the monthly FACTS Payment Plan.  The Veterans Deferred Payment Plan allows students to delay payment of their tuition until they begin receiving their veteran’s benefits. For more information and additional payment options visit Pay for College. Also, take advantage of other VA links offered on this site.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone 410-455-2387 opt 7 for receptionist

VA Benefit Programs

The Veterans Affairs offers various educational benefit programs for veterans, active duty military and dependents.  To learn more about these programs, click the links below, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site or call (888) 442-4551.

Post 9/11 GI Bill


Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Education Benefit Payment Rates

At this time, UMBC does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Our VA Certifying Official is Lori DeThomas. For more information, please call 410-455-1367 or email

Contact Us

UMBC VA Certifying Official: (410) 455-1367
For assistance with your VA education benefits.

UMBC Vets Referral Line: (410) 455-2675
For more information about our Vets 2 Vets Program and other campus networking questions.

UMBC offers undergraduate as well as graduate courses.

Application Fee
Application to UMBC graduate programs requires a $50 fee for online submissions, or a $70 fee for paper submissions. For details, click here.


Greenfield Community College
One College Drive
Greenfield MA 01301
Phone: 413-775-1000
Admissions: 413-775-1801
Fax: 413-775-1827

Diane O’Hearn
Academic Coordinator
Veterans Services
Phone: 413.775.1825                 

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University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Phone: (617) 253-6056
Fax: (617) 253-7776

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 617.287.6300

Enrollment Information Services
Phone: 617.287.6000

4-year, Private,

Veterans Affairs
Phone: 617.287.589

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid funds are distributed through

  • The Federal Government
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • UMass Boston

Financial Aid Award Notification Letter lists the types and amounts of financial aid for which you are eligible for the entire academic year. It usually includes a combination of grants, work-study and loans from a variety of funding sources.

To determine your eligibility, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial information you report on your FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to pay for your education. This is an estimate of the amount of money you’ll need to supplement the financial aid you qualify to receive.

Federal funding sources include:

  • Federal by Supreme Savings Pell Grant
  • Federal SEOG Grant
  • Federal Teach Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Graduate or Professional Students
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loans
  • Federal Work-Study

State funding sources include:

  • Mass Grant
  • Mass Cash Grant
  • Mass Part-Time Grant
  • Need-Based Tuition Waiver Program
  • and other state funds

UMass Boston funding includes:

  • UMass Boston Fee Grant
  • Merit-Based Awards based on academic performance
  • Academic Achievement Award


Massachusetts Community Colleges

85 Devonshire St
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-542-2911
Fax: 617-542-2904

William D. Hart
Executive Director

Counsel’s Office is located at:
591 Springs Road
Building #2
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 781-275-9400

Massachusetts Community Colleges Offer job Opportunity

4 year, Public, not-for-profit

Grants & Scholarships Programs

TAP– Tuition Advantage Program was designed to help community college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or better save money when they transfer to a Massachusetts four year university. Students participating in the TAP program receive a tuition reduction of 33 percent during their first year of transfer and can maintain that discount for an extra year if their first-year GPA is 3.0 or better. Only students enrolled in the Joint Admission Program can take advantage of the Tuition Advantage Program.

Access Grant Program– The Massachusetts Community College Access Grant Program significantly reduces the tuition and fees at community colleges for students enrolled in an associate degree program. Individuals with a household income of $36,000 or less can receive financial assistance sufficient to meet the full cost of tuition and fees. Students with a household income of more than $36,000 can also qualify for financial assistance.

Federal & State Grants– Grant monies awarded to students are preferable to loans because there is no obligation to repay. Grants range from awards of $100-$4000 per academic year. Typically, these grants are combined with other forms of financial aid. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Massachusetts State Scholarships, Massachusetts Tuition Cash Waiver Program, and Massachusetts Tuition Grants are available to students. For the most up-to-date information regarding these programs, call the financial aid office at your community college.

Loan Programs– Loans allow students to borrow money in order to pay for the cost of tuition. There are long-term, low-interest, variable-interest and no-interest loans available. Contact your college’s financial aid office for more information.

Work Programs & Scholarships– A federal work-study program administered by the colleges is available to students wishing to earn extra money by working part time to meet the cost of college expenses. Typically, students may work 10-15 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters and up to 20 hours per week in the summer.

Scholarship programs vary from one college to another. We suggest you meet with a financial aid counselor at your college or contact the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss the types of scholarships available and your eligibility.

U.S Department of Education 

U.S Department of Education Financial Aid

Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education


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Broome  Community College (Binghamton, NY)

907 Upper Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-778-5000


Clinton Community College (Plattsburgh, NY)

Clinton Community College
Office of Veterans Affairs
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Campus Information:  (518) 562-4200

The Veterans Affairs Office at Clinton Community College assists veterans, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents of veterans/active-duty military personnel in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and other programs. We also help students make the transition from active military duty to Clinton Community College. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who has interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, a student who is currently serving or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience.

The Office of Veterans Affairs is located within the Registrar’s Office in the George Moore Academic and Administration Building.  If you are interested in anything in regards to veterans/military-affiliated students, then please contact the following staff member:

Tracy S. Guynup, Assistant Registrar/Veterans Affairs
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Office Phone:  (518) 562-4266
Office Fax:  (518) 562-4118
Veterans web page:
Office Hours:  8:00am to 12:00pm: Monday – Friday

Mr. Tracy S. Guynup
Assistant Registrar / Veterans Affairs
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

(518) 562 – 4266 (phone)
(518) 562 – 4118 (fax)


Corning Community College (Corning, NY)

1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: 800-358-7171 or 607-962-9222

Contact: Tara Bauman VA School Certifying Official
Student Administrative Services
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: 607-962-9433

Veterans’ webpage:


Roanoke-Chowan Community College

109 Community College Road
Ahoskie North Carolina 27910
Phone: 252-862-1200

Veterans Affairs Officer- Wendy Vann
Accepts all veterans benefits

First, check with county veterans’ officer this would be Chad Stephenson for the Hertford and Gates County NC or call him at 252-358-7811 to see if you apply for any help from the government.

Secondly, go to and apply for financial aid online or the school of your choice may assist you in doing so.

Third, register for classes.

Fourth, talk with Mrs. Vann the veterans’ counselor at school to find out what you qualify for. Her number is 252-862-1200

There is no housing for veterans in this area.

For more information about this school go to



Edgecombe Community College

2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
Phone 252-823-5166

VA Counselor Jackie Offer scholarships ask to see what you qualify for.
Marie ext. 277


Edgecombe Community College

225 Tarboro St.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27801
Phone 252-446-0436 Jackie

Offer scholarships ask to see what you qualify for.


Pitt Community College

1986 Pitt Tech Rd.
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone 252-493-7200
VA Counselor 252-493-7323

Does not have VA scholarships but may apply for others that are offered during registration.

Brevard Private College

One Brevard College Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone 828-883-8292
VA office on campus
VA counselor Amy 828-884-8124

If you need extra funding to pay for school and you are a veteran
ask about the Yellow Ribbon Program.


UNC Charlotte – Undergraduate Admissions

9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone 704-687-5507
Fax 704-687-3340
$60.00 application fee
VA Counselor 888-442-4551

To receive VA benefits you must:

To inquire about your benefits, download forms and learn what is happening with VA, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Education Service home page.


Clark State Community College

P.O. Box 570
Springfield, OH 45501-0570

937-325-0691 (Main number)
937-328-6028 (Admissions)
937-328-6462 (Veterans Services Specialist)

Website URL:

Veterans web page:

Veterans Coordinator:
Dana Kapp, Veterans Services Specialist


Lorain County Community College (Elyria Ohio)

1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria OH  44035

Miriam Cordy
VA Certifying Official

LCCC accepts all GI-bills, you must have your DD214 for verification.

Scholarships are available.



Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
1900 Belmont Boulevard.
Nashville TN 37212
Phone: 615-460-6000

4-year, Private not-for-profit
Admissions: Phone: 615-460-6785

What financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, veteran’s benefits) is available to law students?

Answer:  We offer merit-based scholarships to qualified entering students and awards range from 25% to 100% tuition remission.  Every admitted applicant is automatically under scholarship consideration and there is no scholarship application process.  The cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are the criteria used in the evaluation process.  Pell grants are not available to law students; however, law students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans and Grad-PLUS loans.  A maximum of $20,500 is available in Stafford loans, and students may fund the remaining cost of attendance with Grad-PLUS loans.  Veterans are eligible to use the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program.

LaKiesha Armstrong
Associate Registrar/V.A. Coordinator

Phone 615-460-6325

Merit Scholarships.

Belmont University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. The application for admission to the university serves as the merit-based scholarship application. Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those applications received by December 1. You may receive only one merit-based scholarship. Roughly a third of the freshman class received academic merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are geared toward freshman applicants.

Academic Merit Scholarships – Incoming freshmen are considered for an academic merit scholarship if they meet at least four of the following six criteria: completion of a strong college preparatory curriculum, unweighted core GPA of 3.5 or higher, unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, top 10 percent of class rank, ACT of 28 or higher or SAT of 1260 or higher (composite score of Critical Reading and Math), and significant individual achievement.

Presidential Scholarships – Belmont’s most competitive scholarship, awarded to five incoming freshmen, covering full tuition, room, board, books, and fees. Consideration criteria include a minimum test score of 1320 SAT (composite score of Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT, a high school GPA of 3.5 or above, top 10% class rank and significant individual achievement.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship – One scholarship covering full tuition, room, board, books, and fees for a student from a diverse background with outstanding academic and leadership records.

Ingram Diversity Leadership Scholarships – Four full-tuition scholarships for students with diverse backgrounds from the Nashville area with outstanding academic and leadership records.

Thomas J. Madden Ministerial Scholarship – One full-tuition scholarship for a Baptist freshman man majoring in religion and who plans to enter fulltime ministry

Servant Leader Scholarship – One full-tuition scholarship for a Baptist freshman woman who majors in religion and who plans to enter a church-related career.

Turner Scholarships – $7,500 awards for students from rural high schools with outstanding academic records and demonstrated need.

Glover Accounting Scholarships – Merit-based scholarship for students majoring in accounting who meet academic scholarship criteria.

Glover Business Scholarships – Merit-based scholarship for students majoring in business who meet academic scholarship criteria.

Leadership Scholarships – Twenty-five $2000 awards to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities through the resume of activities.

Rose Park Scholarships: Half and full tuition scholarships for deserving incoming freshmen with demonstrated need who live in proximity to ES Rose Park.

Community Scholarships: Half tuition scholarships awarded for deserving incoming freshmen with demonstrated need and above average academic credentials who live in proximity to the Belmont University campus.

Please note: Any student who qualifies for any of the above scholarships may choose only one. These scholarships cannot be combined and each is renewable with demonstrated satisfactory progress each semester. To maintain an Merit Scholarship, students must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and maintain a GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is for 8 consecutive semesters.

Cleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)

3535 Adkisson Drive
TN 37320
Phone: 800-604-2722 or 423-472-7141

2-year, Public

Monday – Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Evening appointments available upon request

Services for Veterans

Did You Know?
The Cleveland State SBDC  can assist you with information regarding a SBA Express or a Patriot Express loan.  Both of these loans offer streamlined and expedited loan procedures for particular groups of borrowers, notably active duty military personnel, veterans, and borrowers from distressed communities.

The SBAExpress program gives small business borrowers an accelerated turnaround time for SBA’s review. You will receive a response to your application within 36 hours. In addition, lower interest rates are often available to you when you apply through an Express program.

Patriot Express
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the SBA’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative for veterans and members of the military community wanting to establish or expand small businesses. The SBA and its resource partners are focusing additional efforts on counseling and training to augment this loan initiative, making it more accessible and easy to use.

Are you Eligible?  Please review the list below:

  • Veterans
  • Service-disabled veterans
  • Active-duty service members eligible for the military’s Transition Assistance Program
  • Reservists and National Guard members
  • Current spouses of any of the above
  • The widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability

Patriot Express loan proceeds can be used for most business purposes, including:

  • Startup costs
  • Equipment purchases
  • Business-occupied real-estate purchases
  • Inventory
  • Infusing working capital
  • Managing your business
  • Expansion
  • Preparing your business for the possibility of your deployment
  • Setting up to sell goods and services to the government
  • Recovery from declared disasters.

Call the TSBDC today for more information at 423-478-6247 or email

For more information:

Questions regarding VA benefits should be directed to Ray Goad in the Veterans Affairs Office in the Mathis Student Center at Cleveland State Community College, phone: 423-472-7141, extension 265.

Helpful information sources:

VA Hotline (Atlanta) 1-888-442-4551 or 1-800-827-1000
(Hearing impaired) 1-800-829-4833

Regional Office Southern Region
VA Regional Office
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022


Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
1-877-861-2778 or 931-221-7011
Phone: 931-221-7661 or 800-844-APSU
Fax: 931-221-6168

Contact Us

Office of Student Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Ellington Building, Room 135
P.O. Box 4546
Clarksville, TN 37044
Main Campus: (931) 221-7760
Ft. Campbell: (931) 221-1462

Applying for VA benefits does not constitute admissions to APSU, so you will need to apply for admissions first.

New Applicants.

If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, please follow this checklist.

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Chapter 30 Benefits

If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 32 (VEAP), please follow this checklist.

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), Chapter 32

If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, please follow this checklist.

Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33

If you are the dependent of a service member who has transferred the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill to you and a new student who has never used benefits at another school, please follow this checklist.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)

If you are a new student who is eligible for the Chapter 35 Departments’ Educational Assistance Program please follow this checklist. 

Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Chapter 35

If you are a new student who has never used benefits at any other school and you wish to use the Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607 benefits, please follow this checklist.

Reserves/National Guard Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607

VA Vocational Rehabilitation

If you wish to use VA Vocational Rehabilitation, please use this checklist.

Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Helping Heroes Grant Program is established as part of the Tennessee system of lottery-funded scholarships and is administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC).  Its purpose is to provide post-secondary education financial assistance.  It is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  A limited number of recipients will receive $1000 per semester (full-time) or $500 per semester (part-time) for up to 8 semesters. Click here for eligibility, application and award details.

TCA § 49-7-102, Veterans’ Dependents’ Post-Secondary Education Program provides that every dependent child under the age of 21 years of age of certain veterans, or the spouse of certain veterans may receive educational assistance in the form of a wavier of tuition, student activity fees, and/or required registration or matriculation fees.  Click here for eligibility and application.

HOPE Lottery Scholarship Program


  • Have been a Tennessee resident for one year of the year of application date. For students beginning spring and summer terms, residency determined by February 1 as of application date.
  • Be dependent child of U.S. military, Tennessee National Guard on active duty, Department of Defense employees, or full-time religious workers who maintain Tennessee residency while stationed out-of-state are eligible.
  • Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at and meet the eligibility requirements listed on the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) website at: Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester, February 1st for spring and summer semesters. Early application is recommended.

Austin Peay State University’s federal school code is 003478

HOPE Scholars Must:

  • Enroll in an eligible Tennessee public college, university, or private college. APSU is an eligible university.
  • Enroll within 16 months of high school graduation or completion of a home school or GED program.
  • Tennessee residents graduating from some out of state high schools may be eligible. For more information call TSAC at 1-800-342-1663.

Home School Must:

For HOPE Lottery Scholarship eligibility, a home school student must:

  • Be enrolled as a home school student in a home school program for a minimum of two (2) years prior to graduating. The student must achieve a 21 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 980 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for HOPE Scholarship consideration. The student does not need to submit a grade point average as this is not a consideration. For more information, please call 1-800-342-1663 or (615)741-1346. For additional information on the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS), please click here.

For General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) eligibility, a home school student must:

  • In addition to meeting the HOPE Lottery Scholarship requirements, during the course of a home school program, be enrolled in at least four (4) college-level courses totaling at least twelve (12) semester hours and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The student must achieve a 29 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 1280 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for GAMS consideration. For information on Dual Enrollment, please click here.

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Programs:


Danville Community College (Danville, VA)

1008 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541
1-800-560-4291 or 434-797-2222

Other Educational Resources

Veterans Specialist:

Thomas R. Kelley, LCDR, USN, Ret.
Danville Community College
1008 South Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Phone: 434-797-8489



Lord Fairfax Community College (Middletown, VA)

173 Skirmisher Lane
VA 22645

Phone: 800-906-5322 or 540-868-7000

Kelsey Byard
Veteran and International Admissions Specialist


We are researching these additional states for veteran assisted programs. If you have any information about a college you think will be an asset to other veterans, let us know at Thanks.