SNU Launches Military Benefits Assessment

Resource Will Help Veterans and Active Service Members Determine Eligibility for a Wide Range of Educational Benefits
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 7:56 AM CST

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nazarene University (SNU), a private Christian liberal arts university that offers flexible degree programs for working adults through its College of Professional and Graduate Studies, today launched a unique military benefits assessment as part of its extensive online resources for veterans and their dependents.

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) seeks to make Christlike disciples through...
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) seeks to make Christlike disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community. Its College of Professional and Graduate Studies is designed for working adults, offering degree-completion and graduate programs to prepare them to succeed in their individual career paths. All classes take place completely online or one evening a week so students can reach their goals while working full-time and caring for a family from any location. (PRNewsfoto/South Nazarene University)
The assessment helps veterans and active service members determine which VA benefits they are eligible to receive.

Navigating the many educational benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) often presents a significant challenge. SNU's military benefits assessment helps veterans and active service members determine which VA benefits they are eligible to receive.

"VA benefits can be a daunting task for veterans," said Veterans Educational Transition Success (VETS) Center Director and Army veteran Mark Nadig. "SNU wants to provide a resource that outlines options for those that want to return to school. This tool gives our team the ability to have informed, individualized discussions with veterans from the very beginning."

To identify the benefits they qualify for, prospective and current students simply have to answer a few questions. Then, a member of the VETS Center staff will follow up with personalized recommendations and advice. This follow-up meeting is an essential step in the process. During the meeting, experts on staff help veterans and their dependents understand not only the benefits for which they qualify, but also how to combine benefits to make the most of what is available.

The benefits the VETS Center reviews include Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA), the Post-9/11 GI Bill®*, the Montgomery GI Bill®, the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program, the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program, and the Fry Scholarship, in addition to several ancillary assistance initiatives such as the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The full-time staff at the VETS Center, with offices located on both the Bethany and Tulsa campuses, assist with educational benefits, career transitions and academic support programs and connect veterans to valuable community resources.

"SNU is committed to providing superior service to veterans and their dependents," said Nadig. "The new benefits assessment is a perfect complement to the VETS Center offerings."

The benefits assessment is part of SNU's online veteran's resource center — a one-stop shop for potential and current veteran students, who make up 25% of SNU's adult and graduate student enrollment. The resource center provides educational resources and illustrates the many ways that SNU supports veterans, service members and their families through career services, counseling, financial aid and community partners.

SNU's commitment to veterans was recently acknowledged when it was named a  College of Distinction, with special recognition for excellence in Military Support.

The benefits assessment is available here.

*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 at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

ABOUT SNU

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) seeks to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered community. Its College of Professional and Graduate Studies is designed for working adults, offering degree-completion and graduate programs to prepare them to succeed in their career paths. All classes take place completely online or one evening a week, so students can accomplish their goals while working full time and caring for a family. With campuses in Bethany and Tulsa, classrooms in Del City, various satellite classrooms and online options, there are opportunities to learn from any location.

For more information, visit https://pgs.snu.edu/.

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