Welcome Veterans and Dependents

Why Veterans should attend East Tennessee State University

We care! Voted Military Friendly for 5 consecutive years -- ETSU is the best choice for veterans and dependents pursuing their education due to the focused support network created by the staff, counselors, faculty and local community. ETSU’s Veterans Affairs Office sets you up for success, providing you the correct guidance and ensuring your transition to academic life is met with limited stress. There are many other advantages to attending ETSU such as a nearby Veterans Hospital, deferred tuition payments, priority registration, veteran’s lounge and in-state tuition rates for veterans regardless of your state of residency. In addition the Buc Hero Program provides scholarships for out-of-state dependents using GI Bill benefits. Go Bucs!

About East Tennessee State University

ETSU is proud of its diverse campus environment while the natural beauty of the nearby mountains provide inspiration, creating an excellent learning environment. Select your undergraduate major from more than one hundred programs while the ETSU Graduate School offers 38 master’s degrees and 11 doctoral programs. Specializing in science and technology, business, health care, sports management, art, social sciences, humanities, criminal justice, and many others – ETSU can deliver an innovative, top quality education at an affordable price. Individual recreation opportunities provide outdoor experiences while ETSU athletics continue to dominate the Atlantic-Sun Conference winning seven out of the last eight All-Sports titles.

The Veterans Affairs office at ETSU is ran by veterans for veterans…contact us today to find out how you can accomplish your education goals at ETSU. PH: 423-439-6819

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  ETSU Veteran's Office Mission Statement

 Our role is to serve the educational and training needs of prospective and/or enrolled service members, veterans, their dependents or survivors, and other persons eligible to receive education benefits under the various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) programs.  The Veterans Affairs' Coordinator provides benefit and education counseling, program information, referral to various agencies, and certifies eligible students to receive education benefits under various state and federal programs while maintaining a congenial working relationship with the Veterans Administration and other agencies serving veterans.  It is our goal and honor to assist Veterans as they utilize their G.I. Bill benefits to pursue educational success at East Tennessee State University.  Our staff is well aware of the difficulties that can be associated with transitioning from combat to the classroom.  We hope to make that transition as smooth and convenient as possible.  On behalf of this University and a grateful Nation we thank you for your service and welcome you to ETSU.

Call the ETSU Veterans Affairs Office @: 423.439.6819 with any questions or concerns regarding admission, tuition assistance or any other Veterans concerns. Another option is to send us an email: VA@ETSU.EDU and we'll be sure to get back with you as soon as possible. FAX: 423-439-6604