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for Military Members

Recognized as one of the top schools for active-duty military members and veterans, thousands of military men and women choose Columbia Southern University to earn a quality education while preserving our nation’s freedom. Superior service, flexible programs and exceptional value are the CSU promise.

In addition to being a member of the U.S. Army’s GoArmyEd and the U.S. Air Force’s Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program, CSU also provides the following benefits to military service members and veterans:

  • Assistance with TA and VA Benefits
  • A dedicated military support staff and career development counselors
  • Math and Writing Assistance
  • A specialized Office of Disability Services

Visit the Resource Center for information for active duty members, veterans, and spouses.

Application Process

CSU will guide you from admission to graduation, answering any questions you have along the way and ensuring you are equipped for success.

Military Support Services

At CSU, we have created special teams just to fit your needs, because we are dedicated to our active duty students and student veterans.


Have Questions? Here you can find some of the more common answers about Federal Student Aid, Tuition Assistance, and GoArmyEd. 

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Military FAQ

If I am deployed or currently stationed overseas, will CSU ship my books to an APO address?

Yes. All courses that require textbooks can be shipped to an APO address.

Can I combine my military Tuition Assistance or GoArmyEd benefits with Federal Student Aid?

Yes. Federal Student Aid can be combined with TA or GoArmyEd benefits when enrolled in a term learning option.

Can I use Federal Student Aid in the LifePace Learning or Veterans Flexible Enrollment enrollment models?

CSU is not able to award Federal Student Aid in either the LifePace Learning or Veterans Flexible Enrollment enrollment models. Only the term enrollment model is eligible at CSU.

Where should veterans go to access information about available educational benefits?

Veterans should visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website,

What is

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, which provides information regarding VA services and benefits available.

Will Army prospects need to fill out a CSU application along with the GoArmyEd application?

No, but it is recommended that we receive the CSU application before the soldier makes changes in the GoArmyEd portal.

What happens when a soldier’s GPA drops below the requirements?

Tuition Assistance is placed on hold. Students must raise their GPA by taking courses using another payment method in order to be eligible to use the TA again.