Office of Veteran Affairs

Fisk Welcomes Veterans of Courage

Welcome to Fisk University! The Office of Veterans Affairs honors and pays tribute for the sacrifice that each of you give each day. We honor our Active duty and our Veterans. Our Mission is to offer a unique academic and social quality to military families. Here at Fisk University we understand the struggle and the strive to want to better for yourself.

The details represent Fisk University core values Diversity, Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, Integrity, Leadership and Service, that we apply to our day to day work and in our lives. Our goal is to assist current military, veterans, and family members as they transition from military to college then from college to a successful career that they can be proud of.

Veteran Student Resources

The Veteran Affairs Center will strive to reduce transition issues for Veterans and Service members by connecting you with resources on and off campus.

Veteran Student Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a Department of Defense benefit for active duty service members of the United States Armed Forces. TA is authorized to cover up to $250 per credit hour with an annual ceiling of $4500 dollars or 16 credit hours per fiscal year. School fee charges are not eligible to be covered with TA. Members of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard on drill status or full-time active duty are also eligible for TA. Air National Guardsmen and Reservists of other branches are eligible for TA while on active duty status.

To find out if you meet the eligibility criteria for Tuition Assistance in other branches of the military, click on the link that applies to you and explore your options.

Qualifying Benefits

Chapter 33 provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Chapter 30 provides educational benefits for individuals entering the military service after June 30, 1985. Reservists and National Guard members should refer to Chapter 1607 (REAP). Any previous recipient of “old” G.I. Bill benefits should report them as Chapter 30. 

You must verify attendance to the VA every month to receive your monthly education benefit by phone if no changes by calling 877-823-2378 (877-VA-E-CERT) or online at the GI Bill® website on or after the 1st day of the month.

Chapter 31 is for individuals who have a compensable service-connected disability that requires training and rehabilitation services to overcome an employment handicap.

VA Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) is an education benefit for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. Eligible persons can receive up to 45 months of full-time or equivalent benefits.

Chapter 1606 is the Montgomery G.I. Bill-Selected Reserve available to members of the Selected Reserve, including the National Guard.  

You must verify attendance to the VA every month to receive your monthly education benefit by phone if no changes by calling 877-823-2378 (877-VA-E-CERT) or online at the GI Bill® website on or after the 1st day of the month.

Submit Your Application

Students may apply to Fisk University by utilizing the Common Application.

Use Your Military Credit

Your service to this country in invaluable and Fisk would like to honor Veterans and Active Duty by giving you credit where it is due. Your military training may be worth credit towards your degree. The Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the American Council on Education (ACE) can provide Fisk University with suggested credit hour recommendations that may apply to your degree.

For more information on ACE Credit Recommendations and understanding your Military Transcript visit ACE Website.

Visit Our Main Campus Office

Visit our Main Campus location where we offer a full range of enrollment services and classes for current and prospective students. You can apply for admission, learn about program offerings, and obtain information regarding financial assistance, Tuition Assistance, and Federal Veteran Education Benefits.

Contact our Veteran Advisor to set up an appointment or walk-in during normal business hours to get more information about Fisk University. We are located at Cravath Hall Suite 111. Email inquiries can be sent to


Kaneeah Jones
Veteran Affairs Service Advisor and School Certifying Official(SCO)
Phone: 615-329-8889