Veteran Benefits

Southern State is an attractive option for veterans and their families because of its affordability, program options, convenience and flexible scheduling.

If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, you may qualify for educational benefits. Financial assistance for college may also be available if you have served in the military, Selected Reserve or National Guard.

Step 1 – Apply for GI Bill Benefits Online

For veterans or dependents using education benefits for the first time, apply online at:

Step 2 – Contact our Service Member/Veteran Liaison

Contact Southern State’s Service Member/Veteran Liaison, Bob Hixson, at 800.628.7722 x2845, or the Certifying Office at 800.628.7722 x2616 to complete the following form:

The Veteran Liaison will also be able to help veterans and dependents who have previously used their benefits and are either transferring to Southern State or changing their program.

Additional Resources

For service member/veteran support, please contact Bob Hixson at or at 937.393.3431 x2845.