All current students (on campus and online) must submit a Benefits Authorization Form for every semester in order for students to register for class. An email will be sent to the student population via firstname.lastname@example.org when registration time occurs. That email will contain a PDF copy of the BAF-Returning Students to be returned to the Office of Veteran Services.
Office of Veteran Services will only accept forms that have been completed fully, have been scanned and emailed (no photos of forms) to email@example.com or turned into the office in person at 218 Student Center, CSU.
Incomplete forms or photos deemed unacceptable to Veteran Services will not be accepted.
Classes will be checked by Veteran Services to ensure they count towards your major. Any classes that are not required for a student’s major will not be reported to the VA, which could potentially impact VA payments.
**If the Office of Veteran Services does not receive your Benefits Authorization Form in a timely matter, this could delay your payments.**
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.
- Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide
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.
- College Scorecard
- CSU Net Price Calculator
- Dept. of Defense Guidelines for TA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are using TA along with VA Educational Benefits, please be sure to let the Veterans Services office know.