Veteran Center Financial Resources

Financial Tools

Learn about and compare your GI Bill benefits at approved schools. Place Southern Utah University into the “Search by Name”. You will receive current MAH for our area.

This SUU Net Price calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.

For Active, Guard, and Reserve.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to Service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU). Southern Utah University is a participant. The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. As such, service members interested in TA should reach out to an Education Services Office (ESO), Military Advisor, or service prior to enrollment). Service members may visit their local installation education center, go online to a virtual education center or follow the following links for each service branch:

Service-specific TA policies and procedures may also be found at:

For Air Force and Army.

Provides additional financial assistance toward tuition after a Soldier has reached their annual FTA limit or for Soldiers or Airmen who are actively serving and in good standing but otherwise ineligible to use FTA.

  • Can be used at SUU for just one class at a time or full-time enrollment.
  • STA covers up to $250 per semester hour and up to $6,000 per fiscal year (combined if also using FTA).
  • Service Members pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or Cyber degree program are allowed up to $7,000 per fiscal year (combined if also using FTA) that can be applied both to tuition and fees starting in FY20. Service Member must include STEM-C Verification Letter signed by an advisor/official at the school indicating that their degree program qualifies as STEM or Cyber to receive additional funding.
  • STA packets MUST be submitted the UTNG Education office at least 15 days prior to the class start and must include a completed application, a signed Statement of Understanding (SOU), and course/cost verification. Refer to the checklist on the UTNG education website to ensure you have included all required components of your application.
  • Submit completed STA packets to:
  • Bring completed and signed STA funding authorization forms to the veteran center for processing.

For Air Force and Army.

  • Waives full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours) for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Members of the Utah National Guard (Army or Air) working on their first associate or bachelor's degree may apply.
  • STW packets must include: the completed application (on website above), high school transcript or previous college transcript(s), and a short essay. Cadets must also include a signed memo from their Professor of Military Science (PMS) or Assistant PMS verifying that the Cadet is not receiving a scholarship for tuition.
  • Application period runs annually from 1 January - 30 April.
  • STW packets must be submitted to during open application period.

The Tuition Gap program provides up to one year of undergraduate tuition for qualifying Utah veterans. The program only pays tuition, books and fees; it does not provide funding lab fees or
basic allowance for housing. Student veterans at the SUU who qualify for this program may apply through the Veterans Resource & Support Center (VRSC). Summarizing the eligibility requirements, a student veteran must be seeking his/her first baccalaureate degree and:

  • Be a resident student of the State of Utah *Be a veteran under the State of Utah’s definition
    Utah National Guard State Tuition Waiver
    (STW)- Air, Army
  • Be enrolled in good standing at the SUU on at least a half-time basis. *Veteran must be in final
    year of first bachelor's degree program. *Must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards
    your bachelor's degree.
  • Have no federal veterans’ educational benefit available (exhausted, expired, or never qualified
    for one) - proof required upon application.

Visit the SUU Veteran center for the full eligibility requirements, process for applying, and an application form.

The Purple Heart Tuition Waiver provides Purple Heart recipients with a tuition waiver at all public institutions of higher learning in Utah. This benefit can be used toward a degree up to and including a Master’s Degree. To receive this benefit the Veteran must submit proof that they are a Purple Heart recipient to the State Institution they are attending. Contact the SUU Veteran Center for more information.

For Dependents.

The Scott Lundell Military Survivors Tuition Waiver provides that surviving dependents of service members killed in action on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for a tuition waiver at state schools. Contact SUU admissions office for more information.

For Veterans, members of the military, and dependents.

The ACE Program is designed to assist Utah veterans, members of the Active Components, actively drilling members of the Guard and Reserve and their respective spouses, overcome barriers to employment or better employment. It is intended to provide an avenue for eligible participants to gain employment in the civilian job market by capitalizing on their past experience, training and knowledge or by assisting them with short-term training that leads to a certificate or license.

The most vital step in applying for federal grants, work-study, and loans for college is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Scholarship Opportunities