Veterans

Veterans

Cumberland University is proud to welcome veterans and students who are eligible to receive benefits through the military. The University is excited to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program which offers additional benefits to qualifying veterans.

Your first step in receiving educational benefits for your military service is to apply through the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veteran's Online Application (VONAPP) allows you to submit your request online. Student eligibility for VA education benefits is determined solely by the Department of Veterans Affairs. To inquire about eligibility for G.I. Bill education benefits as a veteran or service member, please call 888-442- 4551 or visit this website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Once you have received notification that you are eligible for benefits, you will need to submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) form to Janette Beasley, veterans benefits representative jbeasley@cumberland.edu or the University registrar, tpavan@cumberland.edu.

For more information regarding using your VA benefits you may contact Janette Beasley 615-547-1237 jbeasley@cumberland.edu or the university registrar at 615-547-1342.

Cumberland is authorized by the State of Tennessee to offer training to veterans and other eligible persons under laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Many Veterans Administration programs are available to eligible veterans and/or their dependents. Contact your local Veterans Administration Office if you feel you may be eligible for assistance in any of the following:

  • Children of servicemen or servicewomen missing in action, or prisoners of war for more than 90 days;
  • Children, spouses, widows, or widowers of veterans who died or were permanently/totally disabled in or as a result of service in the armed forces of the United States;
  • Qualified veterans who were on continuous active duty for at least 181 days ending after January 1, 1965, or people currently on active duty.

Thank you for your service!