Military Students

at Sullivan University

Welcome!

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We are so glad you decided to join the Sullivan University Family! Whether you are a current servicemember, discharged, retired from service, or the spouse of a servicemember or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

Sullivan University strives to provide an excellent educational experience to military students and veterans from all over the world.  The demands of military life, with deployments and irregular schedules, can make school complex. In addition to traditional campus classes, Sullivan University offers flexible online and evening degree programs to help you enhance skills, and gain a competitive edge in military and civilian markets.

This page is dedicated to help answer all your questions about earning your degree. Thank you for your dedication to serving our country!

Why choose Sullivan University?

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  • VA Certifying Official on Campus

We are VA benefit experts and understand the benefits process.

  • Support

Dedicated academic and career advisors with personal military experience will guide you as you work to earn your degree.

  • Special Military Tuition Rate

If you are currently active duty, reserve or national guard, you are exclusively entitled to a reduced tuition rate at Sullivan University. Ask for details.

  • All G.I. Bill® Benefits are Welcome

We accept Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607 recipients.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program

The University participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program. The university contribution is $8,500 for students for all programs and all degree levels.

  • Your Experience Counts

By using the Joint Services Transcript system or the Community College of the Air Force system, you can receive college credit for military training based on the degree program you’re enrolling in.

  • Sullivan University’s Campus Veterans Center

Station yourself in Sullivan’s Veterans Center, a centralized center exclusively for veterans to relax, study and interact with other veterans on the Sullivan University Louisville Campus.

No matter what your branch of service or educational benefit, Sullivan University highly recommends that you speak with an Educational Advisor with the Department of Veteran Affairs before applying for school. For more information about speaking with a VA educational advisor about your benefits, please speak with the education center at your base or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551).

Steps to apply

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  • Complete the online application

  • Schedule a time to meet with an Admissions Officer to discuss education and career goals

  • Review benefits and tuition assistance

  • Submit all official college transcripts

Please submit all official college transcripts to:

Academic Services
Sullivan University
3101 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

In order to be considered official, they must be in a sealed envelope from your institution.

Financial Aid & Military Benefits

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You are provided the opportunity to meet with a financial planning coordinator and school certifying official (SCO) to create a personalized financial plan to cover educational expenses. In addition to your military benefits, you are encouraged to apply for federal and state aid by completing a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

VA Educational Benefits

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers educational benefits to servicemembers who choose to continue their education to pursue a degree in higher education.  Staff are available to answer questions regarding different programs and to assist with the application process.  The following links may be helpful.

  • VA Benefits: Overview of all VA educational benefits and resources regarding attending school. – https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
  • VA “Ask A Question”: Sign up for a secure e-mail channel to ask VA specific questions regarding your benefits or request a Certificate of Eligibility – https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask
  • Apply for VA Education Benefits: Ready to apply?  Easiest and most secure method to apply is online; however, paper forms are available from campus staff. – https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment:  Individuals with disabilities may qualify for vocational rehabilitation and employment to help cover expenses related to job retraining. – https://www.vets.gov/employment/vocational-rehab-and-employment/
  • Yellow Ribbon – The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Sullivan University will provide up to $8500 in Yellow Ribbon funding, which is matched by the Department of Veteran Affairs, for any student eligible for 100% chapter 33 benefits if tuition and fees are over the annual cap for the year. No application is required to receive these benefits if you qualify.

Active Duty Military and National Guard

Active Duty or National Guard students may qualify for tuition assistance (TA). Each respective branch of service has a deadline to apply for benefits each quarter.
 
First quarter students who are Active Duty (federal benefits), must follow this process to be eligible for TA:

  • Make application to the university and be accepted
  • Speak with a Financial Planning Coordinator about their eligibility for funding
  • Register for classes
  • Apply for TA benefits for the registered classes

Continuing students:

  • Each quarter the you are required to self-register for classes and apply for TA after your registration is complete.

First quarter students who are National Guard (state benefits) must follow this process to be eligible for NG benefits:

  • Make application to the university and be accepted
  • Speak with a Financial Planning Coordinator about their eligibility for funding
  • Register for classes

Typically, NG benefits are applied for several months in advance

If an eligible service member decides to use TA, the institution will enroll him or her only after TA is approved by the individual’s service.

Military Spouse Benefits

Spouses of active duty servicemembers working toward a diploma, certificate, or associate degree are eligible to apply for MyCAA

Federal Financial Aid

  • All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov, to apply for federal grants and other assistance. Your financial planning coordinator will meet with you to discuss your eligibility once your FAFSA is received by the school.
  • The Department of Education opens the FAFSA application every year on October 1st
  • Because some funding is limited, we recommend filing your FAFSA prior to February 14th to maximize funding eligibility
  • You may need your last two years tax returns when completing your FAFSA

Additional Information

Other Scholarships

  • Tillman Scholars – http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
  • Institutional Programs –
  • Sullivan University catalog provides information regarding many scholarships. Speak to your admissions officer or a financial planning coordinator for more information.
    • Active Heroes Scholarship
    • Imagine America – Adult or Military
    • Military Grant
    • Active Duty Tuition Rate
    • Other institutional scholarships
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