Thank you for your service. Now let us serve you. At Belmont College, we’re committed to helping military veterans and their families transition from active duty to student life and successful careers. We value the qualities of leadership, maturity, dedication, and responsibility you exhibit, and we’re often able to award college credit for your experience.

Collegiate Purple Star AwardBelmont College is proud to be designated a Collegiate Purple Star institution. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools showing a significant commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.

See the checklist and links below for information on how to enroll at Belmont and take full advantage of the benefits available to you.

Veteran Student Enrollment Checklist

  1. Apply for VA educational benefits
    • The US Department of Veterans Affairs has an extensive education and training website that can help direct you to services and information about your benefits:
    • To access your educational benefits, apply online at:
    • After the VA processes and approves your application, they will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) detailing your education benefit. Bring a copy of the COE to the Registrar’s Office along with a copy of the Veteran’s DD214.
  2. Complete an application for admission
    • Apply online. There is no application fee and admission is open to everyone.
  3. Establish placement
    • Submit transcripts of all academic work including: high school, GED, college/university, or military.
      Must be official and arrive in a sealed envelope. High schools may also fax official transcripts to 740.699.3049. Once received, college, university and military transcripts will be sent out to your program chair for evaluation.
    • Take a placement test at Belmont College or submit your ACT scores. These scores are used to help academic advisors place you in the correct courses.
  4. Meet with an advisor and register
    • Academic advisors are available to help you develop a schedule that meets your educational goals while balancing your personal, family, and work schedule.
    • Once registered for class, bring a copy of your schedule to the Registrar’s Office.
    • The VA Certifying Official will certify your enrollment with the VA.
    • Inform the VA Certifying Official of any schedule changes throughout the term.
  5. Apply for financial aid
    • Apply for financial aid to see if you qualify for additional student aid. Visit to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use Belmont College code 009941.

Other resources

Local veterans services offices can help you in many ways, possibly including medical and living expenses. Contact your county’s office to find out more.

Learn to use your GI Bill benefits and programs, and learn how the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, REAP and MGIB-SR can help you reach your education goals. The term GI Bill refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of active duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard armed forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with education or training. Each GI Bill program is administrated differently, depending on your eligibility and duty status.

Veterans Lounge

Located at the back of the Library, in room 1080, is our Veterans Lounge! The lounge is a centralized space for all military and Veteran Belmont students to relax, study, and fellowship. Free coffee and water is available.


Academic Technical Center, room 1056 
740.699.3818 tel
740.699.3049 fax