Veterans Services

  • Undergraduate Students   First-time college students, transfer students, those seeking a Bachelor's degree

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NOTE TO SERVICE MEMBERS & RESERVISTS:  If you are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend your studies due to service requirements, please contact the VA Certifying official for readmission.

 Financial Aid

 Financial Clearance

Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs at Vets.gov.

Tuition Assistance

The Tuition Assistance (TA) program pays the cost of tuition and some additional fees. Nearly all active duty military service members are eligible for TA. However, each service branch determines eligibility criteria that often reduce access. Tuition Assistance covers up to 100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed $250.00 per semester credit hour or $4500.00 per fiscal year. More information available on our Consumer Information page.

  • TA Refund Policy & Schedule 
    • We return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.
    • Tuition adjustments are given to students who withdraw from school or drop individual courses during the academic term. These tuition adjustments are based on the date when all the appropriate drop forms with all the required signatures are completed and filed with the Office of Academic Records.

Fall & Spring adjustments (1st day being the day the course begins. 8 weeks/40 days no refunds.)

  • Before or during 1st-10th calendar day=100% return
  • 11th-17th calendar day=70% return
  • 18th-24th calendar day=40% return
  • 25th-last day of semester=0% return
  • Courses with special schedules: When courses are scheduled for irregular  periods of time, adjustments are based on the ratio of the length of the course to the length of the academic period for that course.
  • Online Self-Paced Course: For Self-paced open learning courses, withdrawal policy is calculated on the number of days from start date.
CALENDAR DAYS TUITION DISTANCE FEE DROP/ADD FEE TRANSCRIPT GRADE
1-15 Full refund Full refund No charge No grade assigned
16-27 70% refund No refund Charged "W" grade assigned
28-38 40% refund No refund Charged "W" grade assigned
39-150 No refund No refund  Charged "W" grade assigned
151+ No refund  No refunds Cannot drop "A-F" grade assigned
  • Courses with Special Schedules: When courses are scheduled for irregular periods of time, adjustments are based on the ratio of the length of the course to the length of the academic period for that course.

All Active Duty Service Members (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within your branch of service prior to enrolling in any college or university.

First Time Applicants:

  1. Apply online using Veterans Online Application. Retain a copy for your files.
  2. Submit copy of Certificate of Eligibilty
  3. Submit Andrews University Veterans Registration Form

Returning Students:

  1. Residence Halls
  2. Andrews University Graduate Housing (Apartments)

The center provides comprehensive short-term counseling services free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the university as well as to their spouses. The counseling center is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors and graduate interns. It is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

  • Off-campus Resources
  1. Berrien County Veterans Services 701 Main Street St. Joseph, MI 49085 / Phone: 269-983-7111 ext. 8224 or 8118
  2. South Bend Vet Center 427 Miami Street South Bend, IN 46614 / Phone: 574.231.8480
  3. American Legion 112 N. Bluff St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103 / Phone: 269.471.3751
  4. Military/Veteran Experience Group 317 N. Paul St. Dowagiac, MI 49047 / Phone: 269.795.6688

The Student Success Center at Andrews University is here for the sole purpose of helping students achieve academic success. Our team of caring staff and peer tutors are dedicated to helping each and every student reach their scholastic goals. The Center offers the following three services:

  1. Disability Accomodations
  2. Individual Tutoring
  3. Undergraduate Success Advising

Connect with Aaron Moushon, the Director of the Explore Andrews Program, whose mission is to help students make the most of their time at Andrews and to prepare them for the future.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Andrews University Office of Veterans Services

  • Located on the 1st floor of the Administration Building.
  • Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday & 9am-12pm on Friday.
  • Walk-ins are accomodated if possible; appointments encouraged. (Current Covid protocols in place. Masks encouraged but not required.)

Andrews University
Student Financial Services
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0750
Phone:  269.471.3286
Fax:  269.471.3228

veterans@andrews.edu

Veterans Affairs Contact Information

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Regional Processing Office
400 South 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-9722
Phone:  888.442.4551
 

Graduating US Veterans

Honorably discharged U.S. veteran students, current students serving in the U.S. military (active duty, National Guard, Reserves), and Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students commissioned upon graduation will be recognized with military service cords. Andrews University's VA Certifying Official, Fares Magesa, will administer the distribution of your cords. Questions or concerns regarding cord eligiblity should be directed to veterans@andrews.edu.