CSU is proud to support veterans and their families in achieving their educational goals.

VA Benefits

Your military service has earned you several education benefits that can be used at CSU.

GI Bill® User's Guides by Status:

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.

VA Flex Payment Plan

VA students may place a $99 down payment for the first and/or second enrollment. Tuition must be paid in full before the third enrollment by the student. The VA does not pay Columbia Southern University when using Chapter 30, Chapter 35 or Chapter 1606 benefits. This VA Flex Payment Plan is not available for Federal Student Aid, Tuition Assistance, Chapter 31, Chapter 33 or if the student is receiving any other form of financial assistance.

Enrollment Options:

CSU Student Veterans Association

Meet like-minded student veterans through CSU’s SVA.

Credit for Military Training

CSU allows transfer of credit hours for prior academic credits, training, and relevant professional licenses and certifications.  Up to 75 percent of undergraduate courses and 50 percent of graduate courses may be transferred into your degree program. For the full transfer credit policy, please download the CSU Student Catalog.

Other Resources for Veterans

CSU is committed to the Principles of Excellence and 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success to ensure that you reach your potential. We take seriously the sacrifices you have made and provide the support you need to reach your educational goals.

Some of these include:

VSO Directory

This list contains information published by the Department of Veterans Affairs that is intended to assist veterans in locating various services. It is a tremendous resource for veterans seeking assistance and is sorted by state. It includes VA offices, state agencies and nonprofit institutions.

Students who wish to speak to military support representatives may contact 800-977-8449 ext. 6533 or send an email to militarysupportgroup@columbiasouthern.edu.