Military Students

Meeting Educational Goals for Military Students - A Valued Drury Tradition

  • Drury University has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. More information >>

  • Drury University is the highest ranked school in Missouri among Best Colleges for Veterans and 3rd in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges. U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Schools reported on their veteran benefits as part of the broader survey and data collection of undergraduate schools by U.S. News.

  • Drury is a “Yellow Ribbon” School.

  • Drury’s commitment to serving military students began over 65 years ago. Read our story >>

  • Many degree programs can be completed entirely online allowing military students throughout the world to continue their education.

  • Small classes (average 15-18 students per course); personalized attention from academic advisors, faculty, and staff.

  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and DANTES external degree catalogue.

  • Credit awarded from Military Transcripts; up to 31 credits accepted from approved training in education. More information >>

  • Military tuition discount for Tuition Assistance students. More information >>

  • Drury is consistently recognized among top schools by sources including U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Accessing Your Benefits to Connect with Drury:

Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33, provides financial support for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and housing to individuals with active duty military service on or after September 11, 2001. More information >>

Yellow Ribbon Program
As a participating institution in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Drury will provide a scholarship to veterans to make up half of the difference the Post 9/11 GI Bill does not cover, and the Veteran’s Administration will pay the other half of the difference. More information >>

Other VA Benefit Programs
In addition to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, several other VA educational benefit programs are available based on eligibility requirements. More information >>

Veterans Certification Request Form

Students desiring to use their VA benefits at Drury University must submit a Veterans Certification Request each semester to have their enrollment certified and receive benefits. Please note: Any changes in schedule must be reported immediately to your VA Certifying Official.

Access Certification Request form >>

Tuition Assistance/GoArmyEd/SOCAD
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for Soldiers serving in the Reserves or on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online courses. SOCAD is a student agreement and degree plan for students using Tuition Assistance. More information >>      

Military Spouses
MyCAA – Financial Assistance Program                 
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) is open to all eligible spouses.  More information >> 

Military students and dependents leaving school due to deployment                                                       
Students will receive a non-punitive withdrawal upon receipt of activation orders. More Information >>

Student Veterans of America

Drury’s SVA chapter was recently formed under the leadership of student veterans at the Main Campus in Springfield, Missouri.
More information >>

Contact Information

To use your benefits, or for more information about other services and advantages of connecting with Drury, please contact:

Main Campus – Springfield, Monett locations
Marti Marlin
VA Certifying Official                   
(417) 873-6881                                
mmarlin@drury.edu

Ft. Leonard Wood, St. Robert, Rolla, Lebanon locations; Active Duty online students
Tammie Black  
VA Certifying Official                           
(573) 451-2400                                             
 tblack@drury.edu

Cabool, Licking, Ava, Thayer locations     
Gina Crunkilton          
VA Certifying Official                                               
(417) 962-5314             
rcrunkil@drury.edu

Tuition Assistance/GoArmyEd Questions                                         
Raeleen Ziegler                        
(573) 329-4400            
cziegler01@drury.edu

MyCAA Questions                
Donna King                              
(573) 451-2400             
dking@drury.edu

For eligibility and entitlement questions about your VA benefits please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Services: 1-888-442-4551.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY