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Traditional College for Veterans & Service Members

Whether you are an active-duty service member 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 admission 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.

How to Apply as a Traditional Day Student

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. Academic records and military experience is actively considered in the admission process.

  1. Apply Online or complete and submit a paper copy (PDF 80 kb).
    • Submit:
      • An attestation form (required for all applicants). Or an official high school transcript or equivalency (if less than with 12 completed credits were earned).
      • Official college transcripts from every institution attended. We can request transcripts for you.
      • Copy of your Joint Services Transcript.
      • A list of your current college courses in progress. (Transfer Supplement form) (PDF 7 kb)
      • VA application for benefits is available online at:

        Submit documents to:

        Office of Transfer Admission
        2500 North River Road
        Manchester, NH 03106

    • You should review and understand the cost of tuition, fees and books for attending SNHU.
      • Tuition cost per credit and fees for campus undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
      • Actual book costs for undergraduate day programs can be located by searching our online campus bookstore by term, department, course, and section.
      • A comprehensive list of all conditional student fees may be reviewed in the Academic Catalog by going to Policies-Student Account and Fees-Tuition and Fees.

    Once a veteran is admitted to the day program and completes the necessary benefits paperwork:

    • SNHU will waive the typical enrollment deposit and confirm enrollment with the student.
    • There is a one-day Orientation prior to the traditional freshman orientation session where Veterans will learn about services, policies, and the campus culture while completing pre-enrollment tasks required of all new students.
    • There will be a chance to meet other new and current veterans while finding out more about life on campus as a military student.

    Veteran's Benefits

    Veterans are eligible for valuable education benefits that provide financial assistance in pursuit of your degree. SNHU's dedicated school certifying officials are always available to review your bill and financial assistance.

    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 cannot be certified for educational benefits after two terms of attendance.

    More Benefits:

    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.

    Air Force ROTC Program at SNHU

    Work toward earning placement as an officer in the U.S. Air Force when you enlist in the Air Force ROTC program at Southern New Hampshire University. Join other students who have the same drive and discipline to earn their college degree while developing the leadership skills the military requires. Learn from world-class military faculty, who’ll challenge you both academically and physically. Plus, our ROTC program is an excellent way to help pay for your college education – as well as secure a managerial position upon graduation from SNHU.

    Army ROTC Program at SNHU

    Earn scholarships to help pay for your college education when you enroll in the U.S. Army ROTC program at Southern New Hampshire University. The Army offers a wide range of career opportunities around the world, even more so for the commissioned officer position you’ll receive upon graduation from SNHU. With a heavy focus on leadership, the training is invaluable for any career that involves motivating people or fostering teamwork – in both your Army and post-military roles.

    Financial Assistance Information

    1. Southern New Hampshire University encourages you to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid programs. You may be eligible for financial assistance that includes grant money and/or work study funds.
      • Please review Applying for Financial Aid to understand the FAFSA process. You may apply for federal student aid at any time while planning to enroll or currently enrolled through June 30th each year but please note the following priority filing dates:
        • Freshman and returning students - March 15th;
        • Transfer students - May 15th.
      • Veteran's education benefits are excluded from the definition of estimated financial assistance when determining federal financial aid eligibility.
    2. There are several need-based and non-need based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to SNHU students. Learn more about Federal, State, Grants, and Scholarship, Federal Work Study, and Student Loans.
    3. To understand your student aid rights and responsibilities, awarding of aid, reporting additional financial awards, over-awards, financial aid shopping sheet, verification, secondary confirmation, enrollment requirements, disbursement, use, credit balances/refunds, penalties for drug law violations, aid duration and renewal process, please review Financial Aid Terms and Conditions.
    4. You should review the 'Financial Assistance Information' outlined in our consumer information for additional information.