Military and Veterans

LSU Shreveport's Veterans Resource Center is a touchpoint for student veterans and their dependents. LSUS prioritizes undergradate and graduate degrees for both active and retired personnel members. Our special accommodations for military families include the recently opened Veterans Resource Center, academic and non-academic support serivces, online degree options and a skilled faculty and staff. At LSUS you'll find a family you can count on for a lifetime.

For more in-depth information on military and veteran benefits at LSUS, checkout our Military Guide Book. 

To learn more about the admissions process for military and veteran students, check out our FAQs. 

Benefits Checklist

GI BILL Required Items

  • VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) OR
    Printout of Education Status Page from eBenefits
  • Request for Certification of Veteran Educational Benefits
    • Sign into your myLSUS account and click on the “Records” tab.
    • Select “Forms” from the dropdown menu.
    • Click the link for “Request for Certification of Veteran Educational Benefits” at the bottom of the page.
    • After completing and signing the form, click on Finish. The form is automatically sent for processing, no need to download and email.
  • Curriculum Sheet signed by your Academic Advisor

Required Items if GI BILL Has Been Previously Used

Required Items for Veterans, National Guard, & Reserves

Required Items for Dependents

Prior to using your GI BILL™ benefits for the first time, you must submit an application for benefits to the Regional Processing Office (RPO). The RPO for LSUS is located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. You may apply for your benefits on line at the GI BILL™ website. The RPO will send you a letter stating eligibility status, qualifying chapter, and the entitled number of months of benefits. Please bring this letter to the Admissions and Records Office.

Rate of Pursuit Guide

Fall & Spring Semesters

Undergraduate: Traditional* Full-Time: 12 Credits
Part-Time: 9 Credits
Graduate: Traditional Full-Time: 9 Credits
Part-Time: 6 Credits
Undergraduate: Accelerated Online Full-Time: 6 Credits per AP session
Part-Time: 3 Credits per AP session
Graduate: Accelerated Online

Full-Time: 6 Credits per AP session
Part-Time: 3 Credits per AP session

Summer Semesters

Undergraduate: Traditional* Full-Time: 6 Credits
Part-Time: 3 Credits
Graduate: Traditional Full-Time: 6 Credits
Part-Time: 3 Credits
Undergraduate: Accelerated Online Full-Time: 6 Credits per AP session
Part-Time: 3 Credits per AP session
Graduate: Accelerated Online Full-Time: 6 Credits per AP session
Part-Time: 3 Credits per AP session

Traditional programs offer a variety of sessions within each semseter. Students must ensure they remain at 12 credit hours for the entire semester. Example: A typical fall semester is 14 to 16 weeks. A student enrolls in 3 full session courses at 9 credit hours and one 3 credit hour course in the first 7 weeks. This would mean the student would be full-time for the first 7 weeks, but drop down to part-time for the last seven weeks.

Student Veterans Organization
The purpose of the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) of Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) is to serve as a forum for, to promote the growth of, and to serve the needs of LSUS Veterans. Our Mission is to provide a community which supports Veteran Students in all matters unique to the Veteran lifestyle, mindset, and expectation.
Membership of the organization is open to any LSUS Student, Faculty or Staff who is an United States Military Veteran of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps.,and Navy or any other component, including but not limited to, State National Guard, Reserve, ROTC, and DoD regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, marital status or sexual preference.