Important Information

All current students (on campus and online) must submit a Military Benefits Authorization Form EACH semester they are using their benefits. The form will be a required document in their Financial Aid Live page.

**Delay in completing the Military Benefits Authorization Form could delay your payments.**

Classes that are not required for a student’s major cannot be reported to the VA for payment; schedules will be checked to ensure they are reportable to the VA to count toward benefits.

Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible active duty, National Guard and Reserve members. Each branch of service is authorized to establish specific eligibility criteria. Service members should contact their local Education Service Officer (ESO) or representative prior to enrolling in college.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the following websites before deciding to attend Charleston Southern University.

This dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD’s Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. While this website was designed for the individual user, your Service’s ESO can also be your partner in this process.




What you should do to use your TA at Charleston Southern University (CSU)?
Contact your ESO or representative at your local military installation. Please keep in mind that the availability of TA funds varies by your branch of service or command.

Once you have been admitted to CSU, follow these steps:

  • Contact your CSU academic advisor for your degree program and select your classes each semester. Complete your TA with your respective branch of service.
  • Once approved, submit your approved TA voucher or authorization to the If you are using TA along with VA Educational Benefits, please be sure to let the Military Services office know.

These are the links to get you started with using your TA:
Air Force
Army National Guard
Coast Guard