VA Benefits

Your military service has earned you several education benefits. In fact many veterans are able to use both their employer provided tuition assistance and the GI Bill®.

CSU is classified as an institution of higher learning and CSU’s term enrollment system has established start and end dates.

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If you enjoy a typical structured environment, then the term option may be best for you. You have flexibility on when to study with a structured framework for weekly assignments, and know the exact end date of your course. Term is a great choice if you want and need a planned pace.


Veterans Flexible Enrollment

If you are using VA educational benefits, Veterans Flexible Enrollment provides courses that follow defined start and end dates but have more flexibility because of fewer submission deadlines.


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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 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.

GI Bill® User's Guides by Status

To learn more about GI Bill® benefits, select one of the following duty-status categories:

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 at