Veteran students

Southern Connecticut State University Bursar's Office is pleased to assist you with your Veteran student processing, in an effort to ensure a smooth transition from military to student life at Southern. The following resources will guide you through the eligibility and tuition waiver process, which will ultimately ensure you are able to achieve your academic goals and start receiving benefit payments (if applicable).

Tuition Waiver for Veterans

Under Connecticut state statutes, tuition at Connecticut public colleges and universities may be waived for eligible veterans. The state tuition waiver also covers the amount of tuition which exceeds the tuition benefit received under the federal 2008 Post-9/11 Veteran Educational Assistance Act.

College costs other than tuition - such as books, student activity and course fees, parking and room and board - are not waived.

Click here to learn more about the Veteran Tuition Waiver.

Veteran Educational Benefits

The following resources will assist you in understanding and completing the veteran educational benefit process at Southern. Please review the following benefit types and click on the chapter number to learn more about the University's process related to each benefit type:

CHAPTER 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) benefit is for qualified service members with active duty service beginning on or after June 30, 1985

CHAPTER 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Education VetSuccess Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Education VetSuccess Program is for qualified service members with service-connected disabilities

CHAPTER 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

The Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) for qualified service members with active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985

CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is available to qualified service members with active duty on or after September 11, 2001

CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill - Dependent

The Post 9/11 GI Bill - Benefit to Dependent is available to qualified service members with active duty on or after September 11, 2001 who have transferred their benefit to an eligible dependent.

CHAPTER 35 Survivors & Dependents Assistance

The Survivors & Dependents Assistance benefit is available to qualified spouses and children of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability

CHAPTER 1606 Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve

The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve for qualified service members with service after June 30, 1985

For full details about each benefit, including payment rates and program advantages, consult with the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website (http://gibill.va.gov/).

Payment Responsibility

Responsibility for payment of other charges such as student fees, course fees, room and board, and books remains with the student.  Southern offers payment plans to allow veteran students to break down their portion of their education expenses into easy to manage installments rather than one lump sum and/or to help them make payment arrangements while they are awaiting receipt their VA benefits; please contact the Bursar's Office at (203)392-6140 for more information.

Related Resources

» SCSU VA Request for Enrollment Certification
»SCSU Veteran Tuition Waiver Application

General Information

Certifying Official Officers at SCSU

For students whose last name begins with the letters A-K and Vocational Rehabilitation educational benefit students:

     Barbara Zalot
     Tel 203-392-5327

For Students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z and National Guard educational benefit students:

     Kelly Visokay
     Tel 203-392-6856

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Resources

VA Office in Buffalo, NY
Phone: 888-442-4551

VA Debt Management Center
Phone: 800-827-0648

VA website:
www.gibill.va.gov