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What makes Belhaven University a Military Friendly University?
Belhaven University, member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) network, offers a tuition discount to active military and veterans. We offer free evaluation of military training and experience for college credit. Belhaven also participates in the Yellow Ribbon program and other veteran’s benefits programs.
What if I don’t know what I want to major in?
Our enrollment counselors are here to assist you. We’ll be happy to share with you the differences in programs and how each one might best benefit you, your personal goals, and your career.
How do I get started?
You can begin the admission process in 4 easy steps:
- Apply for Admission
- Submit transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended OR your degree granting institution if seeking a graduate degree
- Submit a resume (required if applying for a graduate degree)
- Submit your military transcript
What military documents do I need to have and how do I obtain them?
If you are a veteran, please submit your DD214. In addition, we need your DD295, your military transcript. Once this is submitted credit may be received for military training.
Does Belhaven University participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program?
Yes! The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.
Can I receive college credit for my military training?
Yes! Credit for specialized training received in the armed services will be granted on the basis of recommendations published in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Only those courses or programs that are regarded as consistent with the curriculum at Belhaven University will be credited toward a degree. Other military training courses are individually assessed by the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.
A student who presents evidence of at least six months of military training with an honorable discharge may receive a maximum of four semester hours non-academic credit in physical education. Alternative credit, including military credit, may not exceed 30 hours.
What happens if I get deployed while I am working on my degree?
If you are deployed while a Belhaven online student, you may withdraw from your class(es) and re-enroll when you return. Or you may continue with your class while you are away. That’s the great benefit to taking Online classes — they are accessible to you wherever you are as long as you have internet access!
What happens to my aid if I get deployed in the middle of the semester?
We will work with each individual student as they are deployed. You will not be penalized for your deployment. We appreciate your service and want to support you while you are away.
Do you offer a military Tuition Discount?
Yes! We offer discounted rates to active military, veterans and their spouses. (See below)
What if I still have questions?
Please contact us! You can fill out the More Information form above, e-mail or call us at 800-960-5940.