Military and Veterans

LSU Shreveport’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a touchpoint for student veterans, spouses, and dependents alike. From sharing information on local and virtual events to advising on benefits, we are here to help you!

Questions? 

Call us - 318-798-4178

Email - veteransrc@lsus.edu

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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

Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits

DON'T FORGET: The Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits MUST be completed each semester.

How To Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits 

DON'T FORGET: Your monthly verification is required to maintain your benefits. 

Chapter 30/Montgomery GI Bill and Chapter 1606 use W.A.V.E.  https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

Chapter 30/Montgomery GI Bill and Chapter 1606 use I.V.R. 877-823-2378

Chapter 33/Post-9/11 GI Bill use text message opt in (texts come from 44354)

Chapter 33/Post-9/11 GI Bill by phone 888-442-4551

What Do I Need?

GI BILL® Required Items

  1. Copy of VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits from VA.gov emailed to veterans@lsus.edu
  2. Curriculum Sheet/Degree plan signed by your academic advisor emailed to veterans@lsus.edu
  3. Request for Certification of Veteran Education Benefits (Submit Each Semester!)

Applying for GI Bill for the first time?

  1. Go to: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
  2. Your Certificate of Eligibility should be mailed to you in around 30 days.

Are you a transfer student that used VA/GI Bill benefits at a different school?

  1. If you’re a veteran or using transferred Post-9/11/Chapter 33 benefits, go to link
  2. If you’re a dependent using DEA/Chapter 35 benefits, go to link

Louisiana National Guard - State Tuition Exemption Program

To confirm you’re on the State Tuition Exemption Program, contact Mr. Leonard Acker at 504-278-8273 or leonard.c.acker.civ@mail.mil.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at  https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Chapter 33 / Post-9/11 GI Bill Rate of Pursuit Guide

If using Chapter 33 / Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, utilize this chart to see what your rate of pursuit and monthly housing allowance (MHA) should be for the semester. 

Remember that each semester you MUST have one physical/on-campus class to receive your full MHA. If you are taking all online classes for the semester, your MHA will be reduced to 50% of the national average (about $900 a month). 

Full-Time Status for Accelerated Online Sessions (AP1/AP2)

CHART -Full-Time Status for Accelerated Online Sessions (AP1AP2)

*Here is an example full-time schedule for the accelerated online graduate program. The VA’s full-time requirement for EACH AP session is 6 credit hours. This means that to be full-time for the AP1 session, you’ll need TWO AP1 classes. To be full-time for the AP2 session, you’ll need TWO AP2 classes.

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.
LAVetCorps

The LaVetCorps Mission is to empower veterans, families and campus communities to help veterans returning from active military service to successfully transition home to college and their local community.

When student veterans on campus have questions or concerns, the LaVetCorps Navigator (located inside the Veterans Resource Center in the Technology Center), can assist veterans in identifying and accessing necessary services and support.