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. College credit is available for graduates of the Medical Education Training Camp.

Shawnee State University Military Friendly 2020-2021

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 Can I Receive College Credit for METC Training?

As a Medical Education Training Camp (METC) graduate, you can receive college credit for one of the following three fully online programs at Shawnee State:

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies: Earn a college degree that can help you advance your career or prepare for a bachelor’s degree. You’ll take general education courses and have the freedom to select electives that appeal to your interests and goals.
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Step into leadership roles in allied health. By studying a variety of topics in health science and healthcare, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of health-related careers.
  • Bachelor of Individualized Studies: Customize your degree to achieve your specific career goals. If you’d like to pursue a degree where there is no formal program or you’d like to combine aspects of two or more programs, an individual studies degree might be the solution. You’ll discuss your need with an academic advisor who will help you develop a unique plan of study.

The Guide to Transfer document offers more details about obtaining college credit for your METC training at Shawnee State.

METC Training Program Shawnee State University Degree Program Transferable Credit Hours Credits to Complete Downloadable Degree Map
Dental Assistant Program Associate of Arts in General Studies 13 47 PDF – Dental Assistant – AAGS
Dental Assistant Program Bachelor of Science in Health Science 13 107 PDF – Dental Assistant – BSHS
Dental Assistant Program Bachelor of Individualized Studies 13 107 PDF – Dental Assistant – BIS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Air Force & Navy) Associate of Arts in General Studies 33 27 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Air Force, Navy – AAGS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Air Force & Navy) Bachelor of Science in Health Science 33 87 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Air Force, Navy – BSHS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Air Force & Navy) Bachelor of Individualized Studies 33 87 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Air Force, Navy – BIS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Army) Associate of Arts in General Studies 35 25 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Army – AAGS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Army) Bachelor of Science in Health Science 35 85 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Army – BSHS
Radiologic Technologist Program (Army) Bachelor of Individualized Studies 35 85 PDF – Radiologic Technologist Army – BIS
Hospital Corpsman Basic Associate of Arts in General Studies 19 41 PDF – Hospital Corpsman Basic – AAGS
Hospital Corpsman Basic Bachelor of Science in Health Science 19 101 PDF – Hospital Corpsman Basic – BSHS
Hospital Corpsman Basic Bachelor of Individualized Studies 19 101 PDF – Hospital Corpsman Basic – BIS

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%

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) – General Education Mobile (GEM)

Shawnee State University is proud to announce an agreement with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) through the General Education Mobile (GEM) program. The General Education Mobile (GEM) program is designed to help US Air Force members fulfill their general education requirements in a mobile, non-traditional format. Completing the GEM program is a key step toward earning your Associates of Applied Science degree at the CCAF.

Shawnee State University offers convenient online courses that can satisfy these general education requirements for your AAS degree at the Community College of the Air Force. General Education courses prepare you for the degree-specific and higher-level courses you will need to earn your degree and the foundation of your college studies.

  • Each course corresponds to a general education area requirement for a degree
  • GEM courses are taught 100% online
  • Tuition Reduction of $250/credit hour*
  • Multiple Start Dates

*Tuition rate is for military personnel/veterans and requires verification of status.

Oral Communication

Course Code Course Title Credits Credit Type
COMM1103 Public Speaking/Human Communication 3.00 Semester Hour

Written Communication

Course Code Course Title Credits Credit Type
ENGL1101 Discourse and Composition (A) 3.00 Semester Hour
ENGL1105 Composition and Argumentation 3.00 Semester Hour

Mathematics

Course Code Course Title Credits Credit Type
MATH1000 Reasoning Using Mathematics 3.00 Semester Hour
STAT1150 Principles of Statistics 3.00 Semester Hour

Social Science

Course Code Course Title Credits Credit Type
ANTH2250 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3.00 Semester Hour
ECON2201 Principles of Microeconomics 3.00 Semester Hour
ECON2202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.00 Semester Hour
HIST1340 American History Since 1865 3.00 Semester Hour
HIST2223 Ancient History of the Near East 3.00 Semester Hour
POLS1210 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3.00 Semester Hour
PSYC1101 Introduction to Psychology 3.00 Semester Hour
SOCI1101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00 Semester Hour

Humanities

Course Code Course Title Credits Credit Type
ENGL2200 Introduction to Literature 3.00 Semester Hour
MUSI1201 Music Appreciation 3.00 Semester Hour
SPAN1111 Elementary Spanish 1 3.00 Semester Hour
PHIL2320 Ethics in Public/Private Life 3.00 Semester Hour

Additional Resources

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

Military Benefits FAQs