Military and Veteran Resources

Benefits offered by CSU

Many programs and services are offered by Colorado State University to active duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents.

Military and Veteran's Benefits Office

In fall of 2021, the CSU Veterans Education Benefits Office served more than 900 GI Bill® students (300+ were dependents of military members and veterans). Upon receipt of required paperwork, CSU credits Post-9/11 GI Bill® student accounts with tuition and fees anticipated to be received from the VA at a later date.

Office of Adult Learner and Veteran Services

This office offers a wide range of veterans program and services including:

  • SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society/CSU Chapter (national headquarters), the first Colorado veterans club in partnership with Student Veterans of America
  • Veterans Day Recognition
  • Special listserv for veterans
  • Job Placement Opportunities

The College of Business offers 15% off tuition for students enrolled in the online graduate program. The College of Engineering also offers a 15% tuition discount on select courses for those admitted to an online engineering degree program.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (S.O.C.) Member

As an active member of S.O.C., Colorado State University is able to work with active or veteran students' transfer coursework to better facilitate their academic transition from their former institution(s), i.e. the transferability of their previous coursework. In doing so, we can actively avoid an excessive loss of a student's previously earned credit and avoid coursework duplication in an effort to help them complete their program requirements within a reasonable amount of time.

New Start for Veterans

CSU's New Start for Veterans program helps military veterans returning from the Middle East re-enter the community as they deal with brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a significant cultural shift from being at war to working along the Front Range. New Start tailors a re-entry system for veterans to help them begin local career and educational pursuits.

Note: Military benefits, such as G.I. Bill® Benefits, apply to degree programs (i.e. for-credit programs) but typically cannot be used for non-credit professional development training from CSU. For clarification, please call (970) 491-6340 to reach the Veteran Education Benefit Office or email

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

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