Earning a Higher Education after Years of Valor
The California State University is an advocate of former and current servicemembers striving to gain a higher education. The system has a myriad of programs and services that guide veterans toward gaining a degree and aid them in integrating back into civilian life.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, approximately 800,000 veterans used the G.I. Bill to continue their education in 2010 – a 42 percent increase over the previous year. Every CSU campus has knowledgeable Veterans' Affairs coordinators that assist veterans in determining which tuition assistance program best suits them. Full Story.
Capturing the Heart of Veterans History
In addition to supporting nationwide and statewide programs that help military personnel, the CSU is continually creating its own programs to serve those who served. Most CSU campuses have Veteran Affairs Offices/Student Veteran Centers equipped with academic assistance, counseling services, mentoring programs and even student veteran housing.
Varying by campus, benefits for men and women in the armed forces include priority registration, decreased GPA requirements, academic credit for military courses/training completed, textbook stipends, discounts at campus food venues and bookstores, transitional assistance courses, childcare assistance, scholarship for success programs and tutoring services, among others. Full Story.
Inspiring a Nation… and a Campus
Whether it is a former soldier from the Army, airman from the air force, marine from the Marine Corps, service member from the Coast Guard, guardsman from the National Guard or a sailor from the Navy, these veterans’ inspire our nation as a whole… and CSU faculty, staff and students on an individual level.
The CSU is proud to be filled with faculty, staff and students who support our courageous troops. Among the many activities held on campus that reach out to current and former service members, individual outreach is what makes the CSU population stand out. Full Story.
CSU Celebrates Student Veteran Success
As California State University campuses statewide and the CSU Chancellor’s Office observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, we specifically celebrate the successes of more than 6,000 veteran and active-duty students. Find out more about each campus’ events here.
VA/CSUDH Program Helps Veterans Get Back on their Own Two Feet
The California State University boasts one of only 10 orthotics and prosthetics programs in the United States—and the CSU Dominguez Hills program stands out among the rest—it’s the only one that’s physically located at a Veterans Affairs hospital. The program’s collaboration with the VA has helped hundreds of disabled veterans. Full Story.