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Veteran Services at Pittsburg State University

Military-Friendly University: PSU Veteran Services

Military-inclusive institution offering a broad range of high quality, very affordable academic programs.

Continue your education and earn your degree affordably as a service member, veteran or military spouse/dependent. Pittsburg State University is a military-friendly school compatible with your long-term career goals.

Proudly Serving Military-Affiliated Students

Flat Rate Tuition

PSU offers same cost per semester no matter how many courses you take.

Military Training Credit

Depending on program, PSU allows for college transfer credit for military training and experience.

Program Flexibility

PSU offers 200+ programs online and in-person for veterans and military.

Supportive Community

The city of Pittsburg honors veterans through discounts, local events, and resources.

Branches PSU Supports:

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Air Force

Ready to receive your degree after defending the nation? Whether tasked with flying missions, or on the ground in various construction, support and technical capacities, PSU will turn your experience into college credit.

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You have served the American people, defended the nation, protected vital national interests and fulfilled national military responsibilities. Now it's time to receive your degree from Pittsburg State University.

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Coast Guard

Your execution of maritime duties can help earn your degree. From ensuring safe and lawful commerce to performing rescue missions in severe conditions, you are eligible for transfer credits.

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Marine Corps

Whether you have served on U.S. Navy ships, protected naval bases, guarded U.S. embassies or trained on an ever-ready quick strike force we have a PSU program to jumpstart your post-military career.

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National Guard

Responding to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, or reconstruction missions a National Guard veteran has many skills eligible for college credit.

Navy veterans as pittsburg state students

Many of the jobs in the Navy are technical and translate well into the civilian world. Fixing airplanes, managing maintenance systems, or operating complex machinery aligns with programs at PSU.

Reserve veterans as pittsburg state students

The Army Reserve offers you the opportunity to work in your civilian career or attend college full time while serving near home. Continue your duty while earning your degree at PSU.

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Military Spouses and Dependents

There are several education benefits available to dependents of active duty members and veterans as well as surviving family members of deceased veterans, ranging from scholarships to totally free school.

How We Support the Armed Forces

Pittsburg State University understands the needs of the military student and has built a military-inclusive institution offering a broad range of high-quality, very affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Apply for VA Benefits

Apply for Admission

Application Steps for Veterans

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Choose a major
  3. Send Joint Services Transcript to Pitt State
  4. Apply for VA Educational Benefits
  5. Certify classes with the Veteran's Certifying Official at the Registrar's Office

Financial Aid Resources

VA Educational Benefits and Procedures

  • Eligibility
  • VA Education Benefit Comparison Tool
  • Chapter 31 – VA Vocational Rehabilitation program
  • You must CERTIFY your classes EVERY semester to receive your education benefit.
  • Classes must be a part of your degree program to be certified.
  • 1606 – Recipients must report school attendance each month to the VA either by calling (877) 823-2378 or go online to WAVE
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 must verify enrollment with the VA at the end of every month. You may opt-in to text, email, or telephone. 
    • For a quick and easy experience, VA highly recommends using text message verification. When your enrollment is submitted by your institution, you will receive a text message from VA to opt into text message verification. Reply "YES" to opt-in. Within 24 hours, you will receive a text confirming you have opted in. The text message link will expire in 14 days. After that, you will be automatically enrolled in email verification. If you reply "NO" or cannot receive texts, you will be automatically enrolled in email verification. You don't need to opt in again for future terms unless you change your mobile phone number. 

Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance and Procedures

Federal and State Tuition Assistance options are available to qualified active duty members of the armed forces. TA is separate from FAFSA, but can be used in conjunction with this and other financial aid resources. However, TA is identified as the First Payer.

Request for Military Tuition Assistance may be initiated by the service member in their branch portal and approved by the ESO up to 90 days prior to the start of the semester, but no later than 2 weeks prior to the semester start date. Click on the appropriate branch above for application procedures.

Service members MUST receive approval from an Educational Services Officer or Military Service counselor PRIOR to enrolling in classes.

When receiving TA, you must fill out an Information Release For Students with Third Party Sponsorships form each semester and submit it to Lyndy Little in the Cashier's Office, or by email at This form allows her to submit an invoice on your behalf. This money is paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Tuition & Fee Breakdown

Return Policy for TA Funds

Student Financial Assistance

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what types of aid you may qualify for in addition to your veteran educational benefits. The FAFSA opens October 1st every year for the upcoming academic year.

Turn in all requested documents immediately.

View your award offer beginning March 1st for the upcoming academic year. Once all information is collected and verified, you will receive an online Financial Aid Offer detailing the amount of aid you are eligible to receive, along with instructions on how to receive your Financial Aid Offers. You will be notified by e-mail when your online Financial Aid Offer is available through your GUS e-mail account. If you have not yet set up your GUS e-mail account, you will be notified through your preferred e-mail account.

You will need to  Verify Your Enrollment(dates vary) and, if accepting a student loan, complete Entrance Interview Counseling and a Master Promissory Note before any funds can be disbursed.

For more information, visit Student Financial Assistance.

Pittsburg State Resources




Student Life

Student Veterans Organization

The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization is to provide a way for student veterans and military service men and women to promote the interests of student veterans on campus.

They will also assist veterans in their transition to college, educate the campus and local communities about the needs and issues important to veterans and their families.

If you would like more information, please contact Advisors Carol Meza at, or Chris Bakke at

Veteran's Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center is a location for our Student Veterans on campus to hangout, study or even just lounge around. The space has been newly renovated and is ready for you! Come by anytime between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Three Computer Stations
  • Study Area
  • Gathering Area & Board Room
  • Kitchenette

Locations: KTC E219 & 102 Whitesitt Hall - see campus map

To gain access to the Students Veteran Centers, contact Robin Stricklin at, by calling 620-235-4202, or in person in 103 Russ Hall. When calling or emailing please provide your student ID. You will then be given an access code.

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