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Student Veterans of America
Currently, our university's SVA group is seeking new members--and leaders. This group offers many opportunities for student and community outreach; SVA provides student veterans with resources and support in post-service life through higher education and professional development. You do not have to be military-affiliated to participate; this group is open to all ETSU students. This is a peer-based chapter with oversight from Veterans Affairs staff.
Anyone interested in participating in SVA is asked to please contact the VA Coordinator, Elsa Severijn (email@example.com).
Student Job Listings
If you are looking for extra income while pursuing your degree, check with our office for VA-specific work study positions first; then use ETSU's Student Job Listing for additional options.
FirstMate allows you to grant someone view-only access to specific GoldLink pages that you authorize. Using their own email address and password, they will be able to see pages such as financial aid information and course schedules. You, the student, are in full control of what and when they are allowed to view your information.
NOTE: Though the FirstMate interface encourages accountability, it does not replace student responsibility; for example, students are still expected to initiate their own benefits process and turn in their own VA paperwork to our office each semester (unless presented with extenuating circumstances).
Helpful Resources found on the Web
To help current (and aspiring) student veterans and their families, this comprehensive guidebook serves two complementary purposes: To address the many challenges that college-bound veterans face daily, including those of a financial, social, academic, medical and geographic nature; and To provide valuable information and resources vetted by actual student veterans who have experienced (and overcome) these challenges first-hand.
The following guide provides key information for military members and veterans thinking about (or on the precipice of pursuing) a master’s degree. It dives into the educational benefits, financial options, the most in-demand programs and other considerations all current and former service members need to know before taking the first step toward graduate-level learning.