You have served your country.
At Pellissippi State, we honor your service and sacrifice — and we are here to support you as you transition from military to civilian life, whether you plan to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.
We work with students on all five of Pellissippi State’s campuses, but on the Hardin Valley Campus, the Ben Atchley Veterans Success Center offers student veterans a fully-equipped study center and lounge that is the perfect place to relax on campus or connect with fellow student veterans.
Remember to follow your Admissions, Financial Aid and Advising checklists for all of the information about enrolling, financial aid and registering for classes. Additionally, there is a Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer your questions as you navigate the enrollment process.
Student veterans may be able to earn academic credit for military service, a process called Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA. Prior learning assessment can be applied to a student’s specific degree program, shortening the amount of time it takes to complete that degree.
Remember that changing your major may affect how your PLA credits are applied. Always speak to an advisor and to Veterans Services before you change your major.
Our new CAMO Program makes earning credit for military experience easier. Student veterans can have their military service evaluated for college credit before they enroll at Pellissippi State. We’re happy to launch this initiative, which will give veterans better clarity about their entrance into college.
Our Veterans Services office works with the Library to offer a textbook program for student veterans. Student veterans have access to a collection of grant-funded textbooks available for one semester at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more through the Library.
Our VA school certifying official, Sharon Roberts, is here to help you navigate the GI Bill® benefits as well as other financial aid. She also maintains your student records in accordance with federal guidelines, and will approve and certify your enrollment for the GI Bill.
While it’s not required for VA benefits, we recommend you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for other federal and state aid. Your Financial Aid checklist has all the information.
Remember, when you accept veterans educational assistance, you assume responsibility for all the rules and regulations for the Veterans Administration.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is a government benefit offered to current service members of all branches of the Armed Forces to assist with the cost of tuition. Some military spouses may also be eligible to receive a form of Tuition Assistance. Here you may find information on the general process to request TA and policies for utilizing Military Tuition Assistance. Click your branch of the military below to visit their education portal.
The process for requesting Tuition Assistance is generally the same for all branches of the military and is outlined in the basic steps below. However, please also see the additional links at the top of this page for more information regarding the specific type of military Tuition Assistance you are using.
Tennessee’s STRONG Act provides educational opportunities for veterans. Visit tn.gov/military to fill out an application packet, receive recommendation from your Unit/Squadron Commander, and find out more about this program.
As a student veteran, you may want or need additional resources and support.
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 website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.