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

Fisk University has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). The Yellow Ribbon Program is a GI Education Enhancement Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This Program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum base pay amount. The current base pay amount is $23,671.94 as of August 1, 2018. The VA will match Fisk’s’ contribution under the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn more about eligibility requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program visit or Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program FAQ’s.

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


Shir-earn Rainey Veterans Affairs Coordinator Fisk Clarksville Campus Phone: 615-788-4488 Email: