Military Current Student

You're a military-connected student.
We’re glad you’re here.

Whether you’re a new recruit or a seasoned student, you’ll find everything you need to succeed here. We’ll make sure you're ready for work, for service—for life.

Three things we want you to know:

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  • You're in good company. Military-connected students comprise nearly 30% of FSU's student body. Connect with your fellow Broncos through our Student Veterans of America chapter.
  • You're supported by a dedicated team of military experts. We've worn the uniform; we know the ropes. Active-duty military at Fort Bragg: Schedule a time to meet with Veronica Alexander, FSU's Director of Military Services, for help with academic advising or navigating your VA/Department of Defense benefits. Veteran or military-connected students on FSU's main campus: Connect with Janet Polk, Interim Director for Military Success, for guidance and help at jpolk3@uncfsu.edu.
  • You're surrounded by resources that set you up for success. Access tutoring, mental health counseling, mentoring, and more through FSU's Student Veterans' Center. Connect with programs at the FSU at Fort Bragg Learning Center. Learn about entrepreneurial development services that prepare you for your career.

FSU is the leading HBCU in service to military-connected students.

Meet the Team

Leaders, faculty, and staff throughout our FSU community are committed to deepening military cultural competencies and awareness. Our Office of External Affairs and Military Relations is dedicated to supporting you and other military-connected students—with a staff of veterans and former military leaders. We anticipate what you'll need because we've been there ourselves.

Military-connected leaders who advocate for your interests and understand your needs

Siobhan Norris

Siobhan Norris serves as FSU's Associate Vice Chancellor for Military Affairs. She supports FSU's military-connected students, working to increase enrollment, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success. Prior to her appointment at FSU, she led military affairs efforts for 16 universities in the UNC System, representing more than 19,000 military-connected students.

Siobhan's military connection: Siobhan is the proud granddaughter of a decorated WWII Marine Corps veteran and the daughter of a combat-wounded Vietnam veteran. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and was a military spouse for 17 years.

Associate Vice Chancellor Norris is available to speak to the media on issues pertaining to attracting, supporting, and engaging military-connected students in higher education. To request an interview, please email Associate Vice Chancellor Joy Cook at jcook15@uncfsu.edu.


Veronica Alexander is FSU's Director for Military Services. She leads the university's outreach and work with military-connected students at Fort Bragg. Veronica also serves as advisor to the Student Veterans of America chapter on FSU's campus.

Veronica's military connection: Veronica is a retired Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army.
valexander@uncfsu.edu


Janet Polk

Janet Polk serves as Interim Director for Military Student Success at FSU. In addition, she is the university's Chief Certifying Official.
jpolk3@uncfsu.edu

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FSU FAQs

You have questions. We have answers.

Q: What kind of supports are available to me as a military-connected student?

Our Student Veterans' Center at Bronco Square provides you with extensive onsite supports, including:

  • Academic advising and help with class registration
  • Mental health counseling
  • Financial advice
  • Counseling and processing for VA/Department of Defense benefits and financial aid
  • Enrollment support and access to VA certifying officials
  • VA Work Study opportunities
  • Study spaces
  • Social events
  • Mentoring through American Corporate Partners (for military, veterans, and active-duty spouses) 

Connect with our Student Veterans of America chapter on campus. Our SVA chapter welcomes active-duty members of the military, veterans, ROTC cadets, and military spouses or children—providing you with a network for building community with other Broncos.

Calling all adult learners: FSU offers additional support to military-connected students through the Office for Adult Learners, designed to provide assistance to undergraduates who are 25 and older. If this describes you, you'll fit right in here: 50% of FSU students are over the age of 24.

Connecting as a commuter student: Explore AUTOS, our engagement organization for commuter students, including those with military connections. Read about how AUTOS helped Janee Sanders—a veteran, wife, mother, and commuter student—engage with other Broncos and form friendships.

Q: How can I get help navigating my military benefits?

We're committed to helping you leverage your military benefits for your civilian education. You can trust us to get the job done: FSU has more GI Bill and Military Tuition Assistance students than any other HBCU.

We're here to help if you have questions. Schedule a time to meet with Veronica Alexander, FSU's Director of Military Services, or email her at valexander@uncfsu.edu.  For VA certification, contact Janet Polk, FSU's Chief Certifying Official, at jpolk3@uncfsu.edu.

Q: How does FSU maximize flexibility and affordability in my learning options?

Flexibility that fits your stage and station in life 

We offer extensive, flexible online learning options and an academic experience aligned with your needs as a military-connected student. Choose from:

  • Flexible course options that encompass online, evening, and concentrated (eight-week) classes
  • Undergraduate programs that feature 12 online degree completion programs
  • Graduate programs that include two online degree completion programs

Fort Bragg Campus

If you're an active-duty member stationed at Fort Bragg, you can also access programs through our Fort Bragg Campus, serving you right where you work and live.

3+2 dual degree programs

FSU and NC State offer 3+2 dual degree programs. Earn two B.S. degrees in five years: Pursue a B.S. in Chemistry, Computer Science, or Mathematics at FSU, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Civil Engineering from NC State.

Affordability that ensures a degree is within your reach

In addition to low tuition rates, scholarships, and help maximizing your military benefits, FSU offers the following:

  • Free summer school for all enrolled students
  • Academic credit for prior military training/service, accelerating your time to graduation
  • Free transcript review for transfer credits
Q: What kind of return can I expect on my FSU investment?

A degree from FSU pays off, and quickly. Our degrees offer an exceptional return on students' educational investment. In fact, FSU graduates typically recoup the return on their investment at a much faster rate than students from other four-year HBCU institutions.

Q: What are the most popular degree programs at FSU for military-connected students?

Top undergraduate degree programs for FSU's military-connected students include:

We offer 33 bachelor's degree programs and 18 master's degree programs.

Read about Dalashia Early, a military spouse and FSU alumna, whose nursing degree helped her land a job at a top-ranked Atlanta-area hospital.

FSU also offers certificate programs in IT and cybersecurity. Learn more about our Center for Defense and Homeland Security.