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Military and Veterans Benefits

If you are or have been a member of the military, you or your dependents may qualify for financial assistance from your military branch, service-connected associations or Spring Hill College. Active duty members and retirees should contact their branch’s payroll department for information about financial assistance and relief societies within their branches. U.S. veterans are eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Educational Benefits Program.

The Department of Education has published a brochure that explains in detail the federal student loan benefits that are available to veterans.

Current Benefits

Spring Hill College participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits Programs. Student Financial Services coordinates enrollment verification with the Office of the Registrar and submits the appropriate forms. Current VA programs are as follows:

  • Chapters 30, 31, 35, 1606, 1067
  • Post-911 GI Bill (Ch. 33)
  • The Yellow Ribbon Program

Comparison chart of VA education benefits

Getting Started
We require that you complete the VA Education Benefit Agreement Form every semester. This form should be submitted to Student Financial Services along with a certificate of eligibility (VA Form 22-0557) or award letter (VA Form 20-8993). Once we have received this form, we will notify the VA regional office of your enrollment.

Request or Transfer VA Benefits
Students applying for benefits for the first time must complete a VA Request for Benefits Form along with the forms specified above. Students who have received benefits at another institution and who are applying for benefits at Spring Hill College for the first time, must complete a VA Change of Program/Place of Training Form. Both forms can be found at the Veterans Online Application

You can also visit the government e-benefits page for more information

Enrollment Requirements

The following enrollment requirements apply to students seeking VA benefits:

  • The courses taken must meet degree requirements.
  • For full-time funding, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester; graduate students must be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours per semester. The summer session pay rate is determined by the combination of credit hours and length of classes.
  • If you decide to change your course load after your enrollment has been certified, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately as the amount of your benefits may be affected.
  • All recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • You must declare a major by the time you have earned 60 credit hours.
  • If you plan to attend another college or university during the summer and use VA benefits, you must first receive approval from Student Financial Services.
  • All prior school and military official transcripts must be reviewed by the Registrar for transfer credit. All official transcripts must be received and evaluated by the end of the student’s second semester. Your military joint transcript can be ordered for free on their website at https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do

Schedule your campus visits and meet with your Admission’s counselor today. Phone (251) 380-3030, (800) 742-6704, e-mail admit@shc.edu.

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