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.
Join the Yellow Ribbon Program
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.
Submit Your Application
Students may apply to Fisk University by utilizing the Common Application.
Visit Our Clarksville Office
Visit our Clarksville location where we offer a full range of enrollment services and classes for current and prospective students. At the Clarksville location 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 Coordinator to set up an appointment or walk in during normal business hours to get more information about Fisk University. We are located in the Family Life Center of the First Missionary Baptist Church on Fairview Lane. Email inquiries can be send to VA@fisk.edu.