Academic Support Programs
Veterans' Educational Benefits
All students receiving Veterans' benefits at SOU must be admitted to the University. If you have not already done so please start by applying to the school or contact Admissions if you have questions regarding the admissions process.
In order to receive Veterans' Educational Benefits you must be approved by Veterans' Administration. If you have not already done so please complete the on-line application for Veterans' Educational Benefits. Once you recieve approval from the VA to recieve Veterans' Educational Benefits please bring or send the approval letter to Academic Support Programs.
After applying to SOU and the VA there are a few forms Academic Support Programs needs to have on file in order to process your benefits each term. Please check the table below or your specific chapter's page and fill out the forms appropriate for you.
If you are not sure what degree program you wish to pursue we recommend you contact Academic Support Programs regarding the various options at SOU. Until you declare your degree program you can only receive Veterans' benefits for classes that meet requirements for all programs.
Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill - active duty
Educational Program for Veterans who served a minimum of two years of active duty.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
Educational Program for Veterans who served a minimum of 90 aggregate days (or 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability) of active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve
Educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve: Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard.
Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Educational program for members of the Selective Reserve serving 90 consecutive days on active duty in response to a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress.
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Return to work program for Veterans with disabilities.
Chapter 35: Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
Educational program for dependents (spouse or children) of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or died in the service or died due to a service-connected disability or who is listed as a POW or MIA.
For special instructions regarding forms please see the form instructions for your chapter.