Military Students

Serving Those Who Have Served

We proudly welcome U.S. military students at Shawnee State University Online Campus.

We want to help U.S. military veterans and current active duty service members take advantage of the educational benefits they have earned. Those who have served in the U.S. military can apply for GI Bill benefits to receive financial assistance for their online program.

What Is the GI Bill?

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits to veterans and active duty service members through the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the Forever GI Bill. The Forever GI Bill incorporates the following changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill:

  • All service members are eligible for educational benefits as there is no longer a 15-year time limit for the use of benefits
  • Purple Heart recipients can receive benefits at the 100-percent level for up to three years
  • Service members in the National Guard and Reserve can receive benefits
  • Increased benefit levels

Am I Eligible for GI Bill Benefits?

You must meet any of the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive GI Bill educational benefits:

  • Have served at least 30 days of continuous active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and were discharged due to a service-related disability
  • Have served 90 days of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and received honorable discharge
  • Have received a Purple Heart or the Fry Scholarship
  • Are serving in the National Guard or Reserve

How Will My Military Benefits Affect My Costs?

Bachelor’s Degree
Full-Time Tuition 100%
Post-9/11 GI Bill Academic Year Cap 35%
Remaining Balance 65%
Master’s Degree
Full-Time Tuition 100%
Post-9/11 GI Bill Academic Year Cap 82%
Remaining Balance 18%

Additional Resources

If you’d like to learn more about military benefits, you may visit any of the following resources:

Military Benefits FAQs