2021-22 Student Handbook & Calendar
Military-Affiliated Student Resources
APSU proudly serves military-affiliated students and families through a variety of programs and services. The Newton Military Family Resource Center, The Military Student Center and the office of VetSuccess offer resources, assistance and connections to support the success of our APSU military-affiliated community. The APSU Veterans Education Benefits Office provides services to assist military-affiliated students and family members with education benefits. At APSU, the term military-affiliated students encompasses veterans, active duty, reservists, national guardsmen, retirees, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university.
The Military-Affiliated Student Resources section includes the following:
& Phone Numbers
APSU Military Alumni Chapter
Newton Military Family
|Financial Aid and Scholarships||931-221-7907|
|Housing and Residence Life||931-221-7444|
|Military-Affiliated Student Success
|Military Student Center (MSC)||931-221-1685|
|Student Account Services||931-221-6285|
Benefits Office (VEBO)
|VetSuccess on Campus||931-221-6194|
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.
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).
The MSC supports military-affiliated students during the transition to college life and throughout their college experience. The MSC, located in the Newton Military Family Resource Center, provides:
- Texts for Vets program: provides textbooks to students free of charge.
- Green Zone training program: recognizes departments, staff and faculty who have been trained to be a resource and ally for military-affiliated students. Participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door or on their syllabus.
The center also hosts a variety of educational and engaging programs.
If you are an active duty service member, national guard or reservist utilizing tuition assistance, you’ll use the ArmyIgnitED portal to request tuition assistance for courses that you have already registered for in AP OneStop. To gain access to ArmyIgnitED, check your email and/or speak with an Army Education Counselor. Contacts for ArmyIgnitED Soldiers are - email: ArmyIgnitED@apsu.edu or phone: Primary: (931) 221-7123 or Secondary: (931) 221-7150. If you need additional assistance, please call 931-221-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar grant for eligible adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate, tuition-free. Although the TN Reconnect Grant is considered a last dollar award, it does not pay last dollar when utilized at a four-year institution.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Learning Resource Center provides free tutoring to help students achieve their educational goals. Tutoring is offered in person and online to accommodate student schedules.
- In-person tutoring at the Clarksville campus can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 931-221-6550.
- Online tutoring is available 24/7 to undergraduate students through Tutor.com. Access online tutoring through the “Resources” tab in D2L.
- The Writing Center , on the main floor of the Woodward Library, provides free assistance with any paper. Tutors offer assistance for all written work regardless of writing style. Tutors work with students for all written work regardless of writing style. Tutors can help with interpreting assigment instructions, identifying reliable sources, brainstorming and organizing ideas, preventing plagiarism and reviewing the writing process. Students may walk-in, schedule an apointment by calling 931-221-6559 or submit their paper for review using the TurnItIn system through D2L.
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.
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. Fee deferments for students with VA benefits are requested through the Veterans Education Benefits Office at 931-221-7760.
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.
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.
APSU Military Alumni Chapter
Each year, the APSU Military Alumni Chapter provides financial assistance to military-affiliated students through several scholarships, including the Military Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment, the Command Sergeant Major Retired Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment and the Chief Warrant Officer 3 Retired Scott Schroeder Scholarship Endowment. The chapter also hosts an annual dinner to honor the military alumni who support APSU in many meaningful ways.
To learn more about the APSU Military Alumni Chapter, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ApsuMilitaryAlumniChapter or contact the APSU Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 931-221-7979.
William E. and Sadako Newton Military Family Resource Center
The Military Family Resource Center provides support to military-affiliated students with applying for admission, accessing financial aid and maximizing use of educational benefits, selecting programs of study, registering for courses, supporting progress to graduation, and assistance securing employment after graduation. The newly-opened center, which houses the Military Student Center and other relevant offices, is located at 426 College Street.