We sat down with several of SNHU's student Veterans to discuss their experiences both in the military and in the classroom.
Whether you are an active-duty servicemember or a student veteran, Southern New Hampshire University will help you continue your education. Admission, financial aid and benefit resources are just the beginning. As a college for veterans, SNHU will help you connect with your peers to ensure success in your academic career.
We understand the value of your military experience and we evaluate it as part of the admissions process, along with your previous academic achievements. Veterans apply through SNHU's Office of Transfer Admission whose job it is to ensure you get full credit for military training and education.
When military veterans apply to the traditional undergraduate day program in Manchester, NH, they are assigned to an admission specialist who is trained to meet the specific needs of military veterans. Military experience is actively considered in the admission process - veterans are not reviewed for admission based solely on previous academic records.
Submit documents to:
Office of Transfer Admission
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Once a veteran is admitted to the day program and completes the necessary benefits paperwork:
SNHU can help you take full advantage of your VA benefits if you are a veteran pursuing a college degree. SNHU will walk you through the process to identify your eligible benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. SNHU's dedicated veteran certifying official will provide advice and counsel regarding financing your education.
Veterans are eligible for valuable educational benefits. SNHU can help you maximize those benefits to their full capacity. Veterans must enroll in four courses per 16-week semester to qualify for full-time VA benefits.
Per the VA's certification regulations, a non-matriculated student will not be certified for educational benefits after two terms of attendance.
SNHU's Army ROTC Cadet Cadre offers students challenging and exciting training and leadership opportunities. When you participate in the ROTC program, you will build on your education at SNHU with formal classroom instruction, physical fitness and field and leadership training. Students who graduate from SNHU's Army ROTC program will be well-prepared to start their career in the armed services as a 2nd lieutenant.
In addition to educational opportunities, ROTC cadets become motivated leaders who are eligible for two- to four-year scholarships and all cadets receive a book allowance each semester. ROTC cadets receive a monthly stipend for their participation when they enroll in their junior and senior years. Students will be commissioned as a 2d Lieutenant on reserve or active duty when they successfully complete the program.
SNHU is proud of its student veterans and has worked with them, Veterans Affairs and organizations in the Manchester community to create The DeColfmacker Veterans Lounge. Located on our main Manchester campus, the lounge is a resource where veterans and service members can meet, study and relax. The lounge has room to study and socialize, with a television, movies, a Playstation 3 and complimentary coffee and soda.
The Veterans Lounge is also a resource for benefits and services available to student veterans at SNHU. Representatives from the Career Development Center and a Military Academic Advisor have regularly scheduled office hours in the Lounge.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
SNHU Communications Office
Due to the sequester, many branches of the U.S. military have discontinued tuition assistance for active-duty servicemembers. In response to these abrupt cuts, Southern New Hampshire University will scholarship all active-duty military students currently enrolled at SNHU that are impacted by this decision for the upcoming undergraduate and graduate terms.
''We are dismayed by the recent decision by the Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard to cut tuition assistance benefits to active duty U.S. Armed Servicesmembers,” said Dr. Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University. “Brought on by congressional budget shortfalls and sequestration, these cuts hurt those who continue to sacrifice so much to support and defend our country.''
SNHU's decision to scholarship currently enrolled military servicemembers began at the university's online student advisor level, many of whom are military veterans themselves. The advisors, who work one-on-one with military students, received immediate contact from distressed students throughout the world when news of the loss of their tuition assistance broke. Servicemembers' concerns were quickly communicated internally, leading to the decision to scholarship active-duty military students for the upcoming term.
''Southern New Hampshire University deserves to be commended for not only leading in this instance but for all they’ve done on behalf of our men and women in uniform. Thanks to their efforts, a countless number of active-duty personnel will have access to the type of higher education they deserve,'' said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. ''While we're obviously grateful for SNHU's leadership with respect to tuition assistance, the fact remains that their actions underscore the need for Congress to implement a long term plan to address our debt and deficits. I'm hopeful we can accomplish that goal soon.''
The cuts to the tuition assistance program came after the U.S. Department of Defense was faced with $46 billion in automatic budget cuts this fiscal year. While those currently enrolled in classes may complete the term, tuition assistance will not be available going forward unless Congress reinstates this critical benefit for active-duty military.
For more information contact:
Southern New Hampshire University
SNHU is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the new Post-9/11 GI Bill® that is meant to bridge the gap between these benefits and SNHU's on-campus tuition and fees. Military veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001 and are attending school on campus are eligible to apply for this program.
For more information, visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.