Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,283
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a four-year, public university in Carbondale, Illinois. Southern Illinois University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

SIU Carbondale Veteran & Military Support Programs

SIU Carbondale offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a MyCAA approved school.

Unique Vet Offerings at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Active Duty Servicemembers, in all branches, and including Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Guard and Reserve members called to Active Duty, are offered an alternate tuition rate equal to the maximum benefit provided to them under the Department of Defense’s Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA).

The Active Duty Alternate Tuition Rate which, as of Fall 2019, charges Tuition at $250 per credit hour with no additional fees, which matches maximum Military Tuition Assistance Rate.

A veteran who completed one year of active duty and earned an honorable discharge will receive 6 credit hours for physical education requirements. DD-214 can be used to obtain up to 6 credit hours, and my be necessary to process your GI Bill education benefits

Message from SIU Carbondale

The Veterans Center is committed to making the transition of Veterans from the military to SIU Carbondale a seamless process. If you are a Veteran who is interested in attending SIU Carbondale, or have already been accepted, your first step should be to contact the Veterans Services Office. If any questions arise please do not hesitate to contact or stop by.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 14,903
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 14,903
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,283
  • BAH - Online
    $894.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $14,903
    In State
    $14,903
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $10,022
    In State
    $25,056
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $321
    Campus
    $321
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $0
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,100
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 100
Student Population
  • Student Count
    12,056
    Undergraduate
    4,528
    Graduate
    683
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    53.8%
    Population
  • Female
    46.2%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accrediation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    565
    SAT Math
    553
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    23
    ACT
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