- G.I. Bill benefits
- Scholarships and grants
- Requesting additional financial aid
- Deferring payment of fees and tuition
To process your G.I. Bill benefits contact the MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center (Daniels Center) in the Keathley University Center (KUC) Building (Room 124), Monday-Friday from 8am - 4:30pm. For information concerning your G.I. Bill benefits, refer to Step #2 - Choosing the Right G.I. Bill.
Helping Heroes Grant
The Helping Heroes Grant is a $1,000 per semester grant, awarded to students who successfully completes twelve (12) or more semester hours with no failing grade as the final grade for the course. The student shall receive $500 per semester for successfully completing six (6) to eleven (11) semester hours with no failing grade as a final grade for the course. The student shall not receive an award if enrolled in fewer than six (6) semester hours.
The application processing deadline are: September 1 (or the following business day) for fall enrollment, February 1 (or the following business day) for spring, or May 1 (or the following business day) for summer enrollment. Please mail your DD-214 to the address below or fax it to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation at (615) 741-6101.
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37243
The following scholarships are offered through Student Veterans of America:
For more information, visit the Student Veterans of American Scholarship page.
Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship for Injured and Disabled Veterans
Through the Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program, Lockheed Martin provides two wounded veterans the opportunity to participate in life-enrichment programs at Able Flight and Warrior Sailing Program at no cost to them. These organizations provide training for disabled veterans to fly, sail and regain confidence lost on the battlefield. For more information, visit the Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship Program page.
You may also be eligible for other financial aid. To determine what aid you qualify for, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You can find more information about Financial Aid at MTSU on their website or from a Financial Aid representative in the Student Services & Admissions Center, Room 260.
Veterans and dependents of 100% service-connected disabled veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-7-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Application for the deferment must be made no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of the term, and the amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered, and eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments. This notice is published pursuant to Public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, effective July 1, 2003.
Deferments are not automatic. You must apply for a deferment each term that you will be receiving GI Bill benefits. To apply, log into PipelineMT, select RaiderNet tab, select Veteran tab, click on Benefits Deferment link and complete the online form after registering for all courses.
If you utilize the deferment plan, a hold will be placed against your account which will prevent adding/dropping courses until your account is paid in full. As long as you are making timely payments on your account, then you can contact the Business Office for a temporary release of your hold. You might need to utilize this option during priority registration for the next term if your account isn't fully paid by that time.