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Veteran Information

Veterans who wish to use VA benefits while at SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing & Health Sciences will need to provide additional information to the Financial Aid Office.

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Veterans using their educational benefits must first apply through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Once the Certificate of Eligibility has been received, a copy will need to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Documentation of Military Service

The College will request documentation or your military service. You will need to provide a copy of your DD-214, a copy of your military ID, or other acceptable document. A copy of your military records, including a DD-214, can be obtained at eBenefits.

  1. Sign in with your DoD Self-Service Login
  2. Hover over the "Manage" tab and select "Documents and Records"
  3. Select "Military Personnel File"
  4. You must first "Request your OMPF Information," then within 24 hours the information will be available

Accreditation and Credentialing Requirements


The College of Nursing & Health Sciences has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. Find out more about regional accreditation, state approvals and programmatic accreditation.


  • Radiologic Technology: Upon completion of the program, graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the national radiography certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R).
  • Surgical Technology: Upon completion of the program, graduates will have met the academic and clinical requirements to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
  • Nursing: Upon completion of the program, individuals are academically and clinically prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).
  • Medical Lab Science: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to the nationally recognized certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Degree Plans

Educational Plan

Specific information concerning our programs and degree requirements can be found in Academics. Students are encouraged to review this information prior to applying to the College.

Transfer Credits and Requirements

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences accepts transfer credit. A grade of "C" or better must have been earned in order for transfer credit to be considered. The Registrar is responsible for evaluating each transfer credit request and determining if the credit will be accepted. Transfer decisions are based on course quality, comparability, appropriateness and applicability. General education courses may be taken at other institutions prior to starting classes at the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Read more about the Transfer Credit Policy.

Academic Counseling and Post-graduation Job Opportunities

For questions about tuition assistance program, Title IV funding, or VA education benefits, please contact:

Cassandra Hicks
Financial Aid Director
573.334.6825 ext. 2209

Krissy Loenneke
Financial Aid Specialist
573.334.6825 ext. 2203

For questions about academic counseling, disability, job search support or other student support services, please contact:

Dr. Dee Blakely
Dean of Student Affairs and General Education
573.334.6825 ext. 2239

For questions about billing, tuition charges, refunds or payments, please contact:

Deanna Sells
Business Officer
573.334.6825 ext. 2225

Resource Materials

Check out more online resources available for students.

Student Loans

Financial Aid

All students at the College of Nursing & Health Sciences are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. Students receiving tuition assistance benefits will have their benefits applied to their account prior to any federal financial aid. To apply for federal financial aid or for more information on scholarships, grants or other loan programs, students are encouraged to visit our financial aid website.


  1. Apply for admission. Applications for admission are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Students are assigned the next available seat in the requested program during the admission process. Students are highly recommended to apply at least four weeks prior to the semester they want to attend.
  2. Apply for VA educational benefits. Veterans using their educational benefits must first apply through the Veterans Affairs. Once the Certificate of Eligibility has been received, a copy will need to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. To apply, please visit the Department of Defense webpage at eBenefits.
  3. File a FAFSA®. Although a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required, it is strongly recommended that students complete it before the start of their semester. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete a FAFSA.
  4. Enroll in classes. If receiving tuition assistance, the educational institution will only enroll the service member after the tuition assistance is approved.

Cost of Attendance

All military personnel using tuition assistance benefits will receive a College Financing Plan from the College. This will indicate a breakdown of their estimated Cost of Attendance, estimated grants and scholarships, net cost, loan eligibility and family contribution (if applicable). It will also include various pieces of information on school performance, such as graduation rates, repayment rates, average indebtedness, and monthly loan payments. Contact information for the Financial Aid Office is also included.

Students receiving federal financial aid will also receive an award offer notification, where they will have the ability to select other offered aid.

Tuition Charges

All students of the College pay the in-state rate. The fee schedule, costs for each program, refund policy and payment information can be found under Costs and Billing.

Student Loan Statistics

The institution's Cohort Default Rate (CDR), percentage of students who borrow and the national average CDR can be found under Consumer Information. This information can also be found on the College Financing Plan, emailed to each VA student annually.


Return of Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense policy, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated 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.

Schedule For Returning Unearned TA

8-Week Course Percentage refunded

Before or during week 1 100%
During week 2 75%
During weeks 3 to 4 50%
During week 5 (60% of course is completed) 40%
During weeks 6 to 8 0

16-Week Course

Before or during weeks 1 to 2 100%
During weeks 3 to 4 75%
During weeks 5 to 8 50%
During weeks 9 to 10 (60% of course is completed) 40%
During weeks 11 to 16 0

In instances where a service member stops attending due to military service obligation, the College will refund tuition assistance at 100%.


Readmission Policy

Service members who leave the college for a period of time for military service, must follow our readmission criteria. Our leave-of-absence policy for military members can be found in our catalog under Resources.

Incentive Payments

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences does not provide any commission, bonus or other incentive payment to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or decision-making regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Recruitment Tactics

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences does not participate in high-pressure recruitment tactics. This is defined as three or more contacts in one day in any method.


If receiving tuition assistance, the educational institution will only enroll the service member after the assistance is approved.

Tuition Assistance Payments

The College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual's inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.