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Military and Veteran Benefits

If you are a veteran or are currently in the military and want to enroll in an adult degree program through the College of Professional Studies, you may be eligible for benefits including scholarships and tuition assistance.

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Contact Us, selecting "Military and Veterans Benefits" as the subject.

You can also contact Bethel University Veterans Center: 

Bethel University Veterans Center
302B Tyson Avenue
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 407-7178

Fax: (731) 407-7179

M-F Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

Military and Veteran Tuition Reduction

Bethel University College of Professional Studies supports military service members and veterans by offering a special tuition reduction* to students who are eligible. Eligibility is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • The service member is using military tuition assistance.
  • The student/veteran is utilizing veterans’ education benefits.
  • The student is a spouse or direct dependent of a veteran who received an honorable discharge.**

*Students are required to provide Bethel University College of Professional Studies’ Veterans and Military Affairs Department with all requested supplementary documentation in order to verify and meet eligibility requirements for the Military & Veteran Tuition Reduction.

Military and Veteran Reduced Tuition Cost Estimate

The cost estimates below are for the 2021/2022 award year.

  • Program

    Credit Hour Cost

    Average Course Cost

  • Undergraduate Tuition

    $280/credit hour

    $840/3 credit hours

  • Graduate (MSCJ) Tuition

    $394/credit hour

    $1,182/3 credit hours

  • Graduate (MBA) Tuition

    $473/credit hour

    $1,419/3 credit hours

Military Tuition Assistance

Army Tuition Assistance Application Process
Soldiers receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) are required to register for every class through Please ensure that Bethel University (McKenzie, TN) is listed as your “Home School”.

Navy Tuition Assistance Application Process
Contact your Navy College Office to receive educational counseling in person, by phone, or email. After your request is approved, you must send us a copy of the approved TA Authorization form.

Marine Tuition Assistance Application Process
Marines seeking information on Tuition assistance can find the application process on the Marine Education Site. Contact your Marine Corps Voluntary Education Center to receive educational counseling. After your request is approved, you must send us a copy of the approved TA Authorization form.

Air Force Tuition Assistance Application Process
Apply for tuition assistance online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. This application must be done through the Air Force Portal. After your request is approved, you must send us a copy of the approved TA Authorization form.

Military Tuition Assistance Coverage

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) pays $250/semester hour, up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year. TA funds will normally deplete until the October renewal and coverage is limited.

It is important to research Financial Aid, GI Bill®, and Scholarship options carefully, to ensure the selected benefits will cover course costs. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

For Tennessee Guard/Reservists Only: Residents of Tennessee who are actively drilling or are mobilized may be eligible for additional tuition coverage through the Tennessee STRONG Act. 

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Veteran Reconnect Grant

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Veteran Reconnect Grant

Bethel University is the recipient of a Veteran Reconnect Grant. These funds are being used to improve prior learning assessments (PLA) for student veterans so that veterans can earn credit for their prior work and military experience to help them complete their degrees more quickly. Services for our student veterans: Academic credit for military training

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Veteran Reconnect Grant Provides:

  • Translate military learning into academic credit 
  • No Fee* Prior Learning Assessment
  • Flexible start dates with rolling schedules
  • Knowledgeable military & veteran benefits support staff
  • Non-profit education
  • Regional accreditation
  • Take a single course at a time
  • Fully writing-based program
  • Test-free environment
  • Affordable programs with military and veteran tuition rates

Choose Your Preferred Campus Option:

  • 100% Online
  • Evening Classroom
  • Traditional Collegiate Experience

Veterans Reconnect Equivalency Tables

*Bethel will utilize your Joint Services Transcript to help access academic credit available to you because your experience counts. We will evaluate your prior learning for no additional cost upon receipt of your official transcripts. If you have multiple transcripts, we can request those transcripts on your behalf. Simply apply to get started.

Additional Veteran Funding Opportunities

If you are a U.S. veteran who was honorably discharged or if you are a former or current member of a reserve or Tennessee National Guard unit, you may be eligible for The Helping Heroes Grant.

Additional Resources

For information about your GI Bill® Education Benefits, visit the Education and Training section of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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