Whether attending Tusculum using Veterans’ Administration (VA) education benefits, other tuition assistance programs or self-paid, Tusculum is committed to ensuring your Pioneer experience is successful.
Veterans who wish to transfer credit may submit a certified Veterans’ Form DD214 showing an honorable discharge with at least 6 months’ service. Those still on active duty in the military may submit basic training documents.
Our office helps veterans and their family members not only at our Greeneville campus but our satellite sites in Knoxville and Morristown as well as our online students.
Below are only a few initiatives or programs to help student veterans and/or family members:
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If you’re not sure, contact the Veterans’ Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Veteran Services Office and let them know you will be using VA education benefits. Request a certificate of eligibility from the VA by visiting this link. The VA will send you a letter (certificate of eligibility) showing your entitlement. This process can take 30 days to receive, but please continue following the guidance of your admissions representative and advisor. Once this letter is received, send a copy of the letter and your DD Form 214 to email@example.com.
If you are serving in the TN National Guard and not eligible for federal tuition assistance, you can apply for the TN STRONG Act tuition reimbursement program. Visit this link.
You will want to contact your military service’s Educational Services Officer (ESO) for assistance and guidance in completing the required forms. Army (active and Reserve) can also visit this link.
You will need to request official military and college transcripts be sent directly to Tusculum (address below). Most colleges and universities have online processing for transcripts and you can simply search online by entering the college and “transcript request”, which should point you to their site.
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 5051
Greeneville, TN 37745
The Military Tuition Scholarship is available for all students eligible for and using a military tuition assistance program. This scholarship caps tuition costs for undergraduate students at $250 per credit hour for the duration of their degree program. Continuous enrollment is required to continue with the scholarship. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tusculum Student Veterans’ Resource Guide lists resources at all levels – campus, local, state and federal.
Tusculum University recognizes the unique training and experiences our military students have gained. As a result, TU is committed to ensuring allowable credits (as determined by the American Council on Education (ACE)) are awarded to our student veterans whenever possible. Your DD Form 214 and military transcripts will be reviewed for college credit(s) once they are provided during your admission process. This review will occur regardless of your military rank at discharge.
All students can request credits by successfully completing national testing opportunities (CLEP, DSST, etc.). If you are interested in national testing, please contact the Veterans’ Services Office at email@example.com.
To request additional possible credits based on your specific military career field and skill level, contact the Veterans’ Services Office. Once requested, your military career field and skill level will be reviewed for Tusculum University comparable courses identified by ACE. You can then accept or decline award of credit(s) and those that are accepted will be added to your transcript record.
Tusculum University proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you are receiving 100% entitlement to the Post 911 GI Bill ® (GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)) and if your tuition exceeds the VA cap, there would be no out-of-pocket expenses to the student.
Tusculum has a core set of staff and faculty knowledgeable on veteran-issues and resources. Each staff member or faculty in the Green Zone Program is a volunteer and has been trained on veteran-issues, military culture, and medical conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma.
They have also been provided resource points of contact for various veteran programs.
The bottom line is to help student veterans succeed.
If a student believes they need help, they can look for the above symbol which identifies a Green Zone participant. They can also contact the Veterans’ Services Office.
Tusculum has a long-standing relationship with the United States Navy through its partnership with the U.S.S. Greeneville submarine. Since its christening, Tusculum has partnered with the crew members, offering an annual full tuition scholarship to crewmen and/or members of their family.