Going to college after the military can be both challenging and rewarding. The process to utilize benefits and opportunities available to veterans and their family members can be equally challenging.
Below are some links to education benefits, scholarships, grants, military friendly universities in the Middle Tennessee area, and information on converting military service to college credit. If you have any questions about how to use veteran education benefits or the information posted below, please contact us.
The VA can help you cover the cost of furthering your education and skills through benefits to pay for tuition, housing, training, and other expenses related to your education. VA's education and training benefits are provided through various programs.
The Charle and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center's goal is to assist current military, veterans, and family members move from military to college, then from college to a successful career. If you plan on attending MTSU, check this resource.
Belmont is proud to serve military students, veterans, and families. To help you maximize your educational benefits, contact their military support team, who will see you through from application to graduation.
Students who present a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA are entitled to receive veterans educational benefits from Vanderbilt University. Eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt University at a significantly reduced cost because of Vanderbilt’s participation in the yellow ribbon program. For more information on veteran educational benefits at Vanderbilt, click the link.
Through an agreement with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Lipscomb University will guarantee free tuition to undergraduate students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post- 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses.
Veterans and eligible dependents of veterans can apply for educational benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). Contact the Coordinator of Veteran Services to complete the necessary forms.
Tennessee State University has been designated a "Certified Vets Campus"
by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Click the link to explore services that TSU currently offers to veterans students.
Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation and money for college through scholarships and grants.
A grant award of $1,000 per semester for a veterans who have the Iraq Campaign Media, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, or the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and who successfully completes twelve (12) or more semester hours with no failing grade as the final grade for the course. The student shall receive $500 per semester for successfully completing six (6) to eleven (11) semester hours with no failing grade as a final grade for the course. The student shall not receive an award if enrolled in fewer than six (6) semester hours.
A list of federal government and nonprofit organizations that offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel.
- The American Council on Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE’s credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide and on military transcripts. Check to see if you can translate your military training and experience to college credit, which you might be able to apply towards a degree.
As part of our commitment to connect veterans with opportunity, LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Job Seeking Career Premium subscription. This includes access to LinkedIn Learning as well as premium insights to understand what's going on inside companies you're interested in and how you stack up against others applying for the same job.
AWS Educate is now available to 10,000 US veterans as part of the White House Joining Forces initiative. AWS Educate provides access to credits, training, and the option to choose their desired cloud career. AWS Educate delivers a personalized path that includes content, knowledge checks, and badging that guides them through the learning process. AWS Educate is available to veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses residing in the United States.
Nossi College of Art military students portal.
Vets.gov portal for disability, healthcare, education, housing, career and employment, life insurance, pension, and burial veteran benefits.
Information and resources from the Nashville Mayor's Office.
Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help more of our state’s adults enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.