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2020-21 Student Handbook & Calendar

Student Veteran & Military-Affiliated Resources

A photo of coins handed out during the Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony

APSU proudly serves military-affiliated students and families through a variety of programs and services. The Military Student Center and the office of VetSuccess offer resources, assistance and connections to support the success of our APSU military community. The APSU Veterans Education Benefits Office provides services to assist military-affiliated students and family members with education benefits.

 

The Student Veteran & Military-Affiliated Resources section includes the following:


Helpful Websites & Phone Numbers:

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Supporting sign for our military-affiliatied students.

 

Campus Resources

VetSuccess on Campus

VetSuccess On Campus, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers transitional programs and services including mentoring, counseling, tutoring and employment assistance. The VetSuccess counselor offers guidance on VA benefits and health services, and provides support to improve student success in academics as well as career goals.

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Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO)

The APSU Veterans Education Benefits Office assists active duty service members, veterans, reservists, Guardsmen and family members with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits including the GI Bill. There are two locations: Ellington, room 202 (Clarksville) and Army Education Building 202, room 140 (Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell).

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Military Student Center

The MSC supports military-affiliated students during the transition to college life and throughout their college experience. The MSC provides:

The center also hosts a variety of educational and engaging programs.

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Go Army Ed Tuition Assistance

Active duty, National Guard service members, and reservists utilizing federal tuition assistance must use the GoArmyEd portal at www.goarmyed.com to apply for admission, register for classes and drop a class. Email gae@apsu.edu for assistance.

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Tennessee STRONG Act (for National Guard)

Members of the Tennessee National Guard may be eligible for state tuition assistance through the Tennessee STRONG Act. APSU is an approved school for associate and bachelor’s degrees designed for the military lifestyle with classes located on Clarksville campus, Fort Campbell or online. The STRONG Act is a tuition reimbursement program that funds up to 120 credit hours for an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree. Eligible students will receive tuition deferment at APSU to cover up-front costs. Students must apply for the STRONG Act through the state website and meet eligibility. Students may apply upon enlistment and/or when all Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) is exhausted within the DOD fiscal year. Students are solely responsible for submitting all required documents on time. For more information, For more information, visit www.tn.gov/military/programs-benefits/education-incentives/state-ta.

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Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar grant for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate, tuition-free. For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/scholarships/tennessee-reconnect.

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Scholarships

To see scholarship opportunities, visit www.apsu.edu/msc/helpful-links/scholarships. This website includes a link to the Helping Heroes Grant, which is established and funded from the net proceeds of the Tennessee lottery and awarded to veterans who were honorably discharged and are former or current members of a reserve or Tennessee National Guard unit. Check the university scholarship website for additional opportunities at www.apsu.edu/scholarships.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists veteran and military-affiliated students with translating their military occupational specialty (MOS) to civilian terms.

Other services include resume development for both federal and non-federal jobs, guidance for job and internship searches; and one-on-one career advising for interview preparation, personal branding and salary negotiations. Career Services hosts career fairs each semester providing opportunities to network with employers, including those designated as veteran friendly. To schedule an appointment with a qualified career advisor, email careerservices@apsu.edu.

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Tutoring

The Learning Resource Center provides free tutoring to help students achieve their educational goals. Tutoring is currently being offered virtually.

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ROTC

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a series of electives allowing students to participate in one of the nation’s premier undergraduate leadership development programs. The ultimate goal of ROTC is to become fully qualified to serve as a commissioned officer in the Army upon graduation. However, any student may benefit from taking the freshman- and sophomore-level ROTC courses without incurring a military obligation. Financial assistance is available.

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Student Account Services

Student Account Services provides student fee information, general payment guidelines and information on fee deferments for students with VA benefits as well as installment plans. The office also oversees accounts receivable, Perkins loans and the cashier’s window.

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Registrar

The Office of the Registrar maintains student academic records and coordinates the registration process. The office provides transcripts, registration assistance, verification of enrollment, address and official name changes, and questions related to graduation and course transfer equivalency. Most registration information, including grades, is available through AP OneStop.

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Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony

The Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony honors graduating active duty and veteran students during the “All Hail to Those Who Serve” ceremony. Graduates are presented with a special military coin and cord. For information, contact the Military Student Center.

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