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The term "Military Student" (MIL student) at DBU refers to all of the following types of students: service members (active duty, reserves, veterans, military chaplaincy, etc.) in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, ROTC cadets, and spouses/dependents of military service members.

The term "VA Student" refers specifically to students anticipating/receiving education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including service members as well as spouses/dependents of service members.

The Military & Veteran Services department, where the VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) office, is located on the top floor of the Dean Learning Center.

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The information provided in the Military & Veteran Student Information portion of the catalog is partially based on the VA SCO Handbook and other VA policies which may be subject to change without notice depending on new government or DBU policies.

Specific examples used may not universally apply to all students’ circumstances/benefits.  Students with specific questions about their benefits should consult directly with VA Education (1-888-442-4551) or related Military benefit portal; however, the DBU VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) are available to help act as a liaison between students and VA.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at