Military Students and Families
Drury has a long tradition of providing higher education to active military, veterans, and their families. Following World War II, Drury sent buses to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO to bring soldiers to Springfield to attend classes.
A vital part of the Springfield community since 1873. Drury was also one of the first universities in Missouri to offer evening classes for adult students.
- Drury University is a top-ranked school among Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
- Many programs offered online so you can continue your education from anywhere.
- Up to 31 credits accepted from approved training in education. Credit awarded from Military Transcripts.
- Military tuition discount for Tuition Assistance students.
Information and Resources
- The tuition rate for undergraduate programs will be $250 per credit hour for seated, blended, and online courses for active duty military and military spouses using MyCAA.
- For graduate programs, students who are active duty military will receive a 10% tuition discount.
- The undergraduate student fee (currently $31 per semester) will be waived for active duty military and military spouses using MyCAA.
- The $25 application fee for the College of Graduate Studies will be waived for active duty military and veterans.
- Applicable Fees
- All students will be required to pay a technology fee of $7 per credit hour and a one-time graduation fee (currently, $100 undergraduate and $125 graduate).
- Students are responsible for fees in select programs where labs, portfolios and other specialized learning resources are required. For more information please reference our Drury University catalog.
Note: Veterans and civilians will pay the regular tuition rate and pay all of the fees unless otherwise noted above.
For questions or help using Tuition Assistance contact Tammie Black at (573) 329-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
Tuition Assistance (TA) is funding that military students can use for college courses. This includes all branches of the military.
- Per semester hour cap is $250
- Fiscal year ceiling is $4,000 or 16 semester hours
- The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30
The military will pay 100% of the tuition charged by a college up to those maximums.
Why am I getting a bill if I requested TA?
You can request Tuition Assistance eight weeks before the start date. TA cannot bill for the course until it is 19% complete. Once you have completed 19%, the invoice period to bill the government for the course is the 16th of each month. Payment can take up to 30 more days. Students will receive monthly statements until the balance is paid in full. TA does not pay any out-of-pocket fees or cover the cost of books.
GoArmyEd is a virtual gateway where active duty Army and reservists can request Tuition Assistance (TA) for classes.
To use GoArmyEd at Drury, you must:
- Register with Drury to enroll in the course, and
- Request TA to provide the necessary funding to pay for the course through GoArmyEd. These are two separate processes but both must be completed.
What if I am Air Force, Marine, or Navy?
All other branches may submit a paper TA form to their respective branch office for billing. Please check with your branch office for information on current availability of TA.
Students in Evening & Online Programs
Admitted students may submit their military transcript for evaluation of transfer credits. A maximum of 31 credit hours can be awarded from your military transcript. These transfer hours will be considered elective credits.
Submit transcripts to:
900 N Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Traditional Day College
Admitted students may submit their military transcript for evaluation of possible transfer credits.
Submit transcripts to:
Day College Admissions Office
900 N Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Order a Transcript
To order your military transcript:
Students using VA benefits must submit a Veterans Certification Request each semester to receive benefits. Report any changes in your schedule immediately to your VA Certifying Official.
For questions or help in using MyCAA at Drury please contact Donna King at (573) 451-2400 or email@example.com.
The MyCAA program is open to all eligible spouses under the program guidelines below:
- Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member. You must be in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
- Spouse of National Guard and/or AGR member. The sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
- Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.
- MyCAA accounts are limited to a $4,000 benefit with a $2,000 fiscal year cap. Waivers to the fiscal year cap are available. Spouses pursuing licensure or credentials with a cost that exceeds the $2,000 or $4,000 maximums could be eligible.
- Spouses must finish their program within three years from the start date of the first course.
- Funding is limited to only Associate's degrees, certifications and licensure programs.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill™
The Post 9/11 GI Bill™ provides financial support to individuals with active duty military service on or after September 11, 2001. It covers tuition, fees, books, supplies, and housing . View criteria for eligibility and benefits payable.
The decision to elect The Post 9/11 GI Bill™ as your benefits program is irreversible. Make an informed decision by reviewing all options and be familiar with various requirements.
For example, to receive a housing allowance you must have more than half-time status. Taking all online classes will affect the amount of your housing allowance.
Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill™ Benefits to Dependents
The Post 9/11 GI Bill™ allows transfer of unused benefits to a spouse or dependent children.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Students with 100% eligibility under Post 9/11 GI Bill™ are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Drury will provide a scholarship to make up half of the difference of tuition and fees that are not covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill™. The Veteran's Administration will pay the other half of the difference. Per VA regulations, individuals on active duty are not eligible for this program.
For more information about Post 9/11, Transfer of Entitlement, and Yellow Ribbon visit https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or call 1-888-442-4551.
Apply for VA benefits.
Use VA Form 22-1990.
If you are going to receive benefits from a transfer of entitlement use VA Form 22-1990E.
You will also use this web site if you are transferring from another school and have previously used your benefits. Complete a Change of Program or Place of Training, VA Form 22-1995 (for Chapters 33, 30, 1606, and 1607).
Several other VA educational benefit programs are available based on eligibility requirements.
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill™ - Active Duty
- Chapter 31 - Disabled Veterans/Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill™ - Reserve/Guard
- Chapter 1607 REAP - Reserve/Guard called to active duty after 9/11/2001
- Chapter 35 Survivors/Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
- Vet Success is the VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program and includes Chapter 31.
Policy for active-duty or reserve military students leaving due to deployment
Students will receive a non-punitive withdrawal upon receipt of activation orders. An incomplete grade may result if it is deemed possible for you to complete requirements upon return.
Policy for military dependents whose families must move due to deployment/relocation
With deployment/relocation documentation, students will receive a non-punitive withdrawal. An incomplete grade may result if it deemed possible for you to complete requirements upon return. Online classes are an option to continue your education without interruption.
For help using your benefits at Drury University, please contact:
VA Education Benefits
VA Certifying Official
Tuition Assistance/GoArmyEd Questions
For eligibility and questions about your VA benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Services: 1 (888) 442-4551.