2022-23 Student Handbook & Calendar
Military-Affiliated Student Resources
APSU proudly serves military-affiliated students and families through a variety of programs and services. The Newton Military Family Resource Center and the office of VetSuccess offer resources, assistance and connections to support the success of our APSU military-affiliated community. The APSU Veterans Education Benefits Office provides services to assist military-affiliated students and family members with education benefits. At APSU the term military-affiliated students encompasses veterans, active duty, reservists, national guardsmen, retirees, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university.
Please visit www.apsu.edu/military for up-to-date information.
The Military-Affiliated Student Resources section includes the following:
& Phone Numbers
|Student Disability Resource Center||www.apsu.edu/disability||931-221-6230|
|Financial Aid and Scholarships||931-221-7907|
|Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services||931-221-7444|
|Military-Affiliated Student Success
|Newton Military Family Resource Center (MSC)||931-221-1685|
|Student Account Services||931-221-6285|
Benefits Office (VEBO)
|VetSuccess on Campus||615-983-4354|
|Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell||
|TN STRONG Act||
VetSuccess On Campus, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers transitional programs and services including mentoring, counseling, tutoring and employment assistance. The VetSuccess counselor offers guidance on VA benefits and health services, and provides support to improve student success in academics as well as career goals.
Veterans Education Benefits Office assists active-duty service members, veterans, reservists, Guardsmen and family members with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, VA Veteran Readiness & Employment (VA VR&E) program, and other services. VEBO is located in the Ellington Student Services Building, room 202, 931-221-7760, www.apsu.edu/veterans-affairs. Students may contact VEBO for assistance with VA education benefits, VA VR&E program, and other services.
The Newton Military Family Resource Center provides support to military-affiliated students with applying for admission, accessing financial aid and maximizing use of educational benefits, selecting programs of study, registering for courses, supporting progress to graduation, and assistance securing employment after graduation. The center, located at 426 College Street, houses Career Services, Student Success, VetSuccess On Campus, Veterans Upward Bound. The NFRC supports military-affiliated students during the transition to college life and throughout their college experience. The center also provides:
Texts for Vets program: provides textbooks to students free of charge.
Green Zone training program: recognizes departments, staff and faculty who have been trained to be a resource and ally for military-affiliated students. Participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door or on their syllabus.
The center hosts a variety of educational and engaging programs.
Army uniformed military personnel utilizing Military tuition assistance (TA) will access the ArmyIgnitED portal to request tuition assistance for courses that you have already registered for in AP OneStop. Soldiers must have an approved Education Path with APSU and be approved for TA prior to the start of each term to ensure courses are financially covered. Assistance for ArmyIgnitED Soldiers: please call 931-221-1400 or email email@example.com.
Members of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard may be eligible for state tuition assistance through the TN STRONG Act. APSU is an approved school for associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. The STRONG Act funds up to 120 credit hours leading to a bachelor’s degree and 40 credit hours toward a master’s degree through a reimbursement process. Students must apply through the TNARNG website and be approved to receive tuition deferment each term. Students may apply upon guard enlistment and/or when Federal TA is exhausted within the DOD fiscal year. Students are solely responsible for submitting all required documents on time. For more information, visit www.tn.gov/military/programs-benefits/ education-incentives/state-ta. For APSU assistance, please call 931-221-6347 or visit the Military Family Resource Center.
Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar grant for eligible Tennessee adults to earn an associate degree. Although the Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship is considered a last-dollar scholarship, it does not pay last dollar when utilized at a four-year institution. The scholarship only covers the average state community college costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met by gift aid. Courses must be counting under course choice counts to be eligible for Tennessee Reconnect funding. For more information, visit
www.apsu.edu/scholarships/tennessee-reconnect or contact Financial Aid and Scholarships.
To see scholarship opportunities, visit www.apsu.edu/msc/ helpful-links/scholarships. This website includes a link to the Helping Heroes Grant, which is established and funded from the net proceeds of the Tennessee lottery and awarded to Tennessee veterans who were honorably discharged and are former or current members of a reserve or Tennessee National Guard unit. Check the university scholarship website for additional opportunities at www.apsu.edu/scholarships.
The Office of Career Services assists veteran and military-affiliated students with translating their military occupational specialty (MOS) to civilian terms.
Other services include resume development for both federal and non-federal jobs, guidance for job and internship searches, one-on-one career advising for interview preparation, and personal branding and salary negotiations. Career Services hosts career fairs each semester providing opportunities to network with employers, including those designated as veteran friendly. To schedule an appointment with a qualified career advisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Resource Center provides free tutoring to help students achieve their educational goals. Tutoring is offered in person and online to accommodate student schedules.
• In-person and online tutoring at the Clarksville campus can be scheduled by logging into Accudemia https://apsu. accudemia.net/ using your OneStop username and password, emailing email@example.com , stopping by Marks 124 or calling 931-221-6550.
• Free online tutoring is available 24/7 to undergraduate students through Tutor.com. Log into D2L, select the course in which you need help, click “Resources,” then “Tutor.com 24/7.” This will take you to Tutor.com, which will connect you with a tutor from across the country in the subject area that you need assistance with.
The Writing Center, located on the main floor of the Woodward Library, provides free assistance with any paper. Tutors work with students on all types of written work regardless of writing style. Tutors can help with interpreting assignment instructions, identifying reliable sources, brainstorming and organizing ideas, preventing plagiarism and reviewing the writing process. Students may walk in, schedule an appointment by calling 931-221-6559 or visiting our website, or submit their paper for review using the TurnItIn system through D2L.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) provides students with the leadership skills, training and experiences they need to become officers in the U.S. Army or be competitive in any professional field. Army ROTC is an elective curriculum students can take along with their required college classes. Along with leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, provided you qualify.
Because Army ROTC is an elective, students may participate during their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. Students who choose to participate in Army ROTC throughout their college careers will participate in challenging physical and mental exercises to prepare to be commissioned as officers in the Army. Junior military officers are paid very competitively with respect to recent college graduates in numerous fields, receive full medical and dental benefits, have 30 days of paid vacation per year and have outstanding continuing educational opportunities, among many other benefits.
Students may join the ROTC program as freshman, sophomores, or juniors (two-year program) with the attendance of summer camp (30 days) the summer prior to fall of your junior year. Email Mr. Julius Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julius.r.kelley.civ@ army.mil for additional guidance.
Student Account Services provides student fee information, general payment guidelines, as well as installment plans. The office also oversees accounts receivable and the cashier’s window. Fee deferments for students with VA benefits are requested through the Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO) at 931-221-7760.
The Office of the Registrar maintains student academic records and coordinates the registration process. The office provides transcripts, verification of enrollment, address and official name changes, and assistance related to registration, graduation and course transfer equivalency. Registration information, including grades, is available through AP OneStop.
The Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony honors graduating active duty and veteran students during the “All Hail to Those Who Serve” ceremony. Graduates are presented with a special military coin and cord. For information, contact the Newton Family Resource Center.
Each year, the APSU Military Alumni Chapter provides financial assistance to military-affiliated students through several scholarships, including the Military Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment, the CSM(R) Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment, the Mrs. Joyce Luster Scholarship Endowment, and the CW3 (R) Scott Schroeder Scholarship Endowment. The chapter also hosts an annual dinner to honor the military alumni who support APSU in many meaningful ways.
To learn more about the APSU Military Alumni Chapter, follow us on Facebook: @ApsuMilitaryAlumniChapter or contact the APSU Office of Alumni and Annual Giving at email@example.com or 931-221-7979.
Note: This section is not all- inclusive, but a resource for quick links to frequently sought services.