FAQ About Military Benefits

More than 140 veterans currently study at Saint Louis University. We are committed to helping you succeed here by connecting you to benefits, resources and our community.

Accessing Your Military Education Benefits

Where can I apply for VA benefits?

The Office of the University Registrar acts as a liaison between SLU veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. While you will apply for benefits through the VA, the registrar’s office can help you with paperwork, procedures and certification of enrollment.

What do I need to access VA benefits at Saint Louis University?

All veterans and their dependents must provide their own Certificate of Eligibility. DD-214 dependents also need to provide the Department of Defense authorization for transferred benefits. You can get a Veterans Benefits Registration Form from Jennifer Matteson at 314-977-2259 or jmattes2@slu.edu.

I have questions about eligibility and payment. Who do I contact?

Eligibility and payment questions should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office at:

VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
1-888-442-4551
www.gibill.va.gov

I’ve applied for benefits, but I don’t have my Certificate of Eligibility yet. What do I do?

A copy of the application will be accepted until the Certificate of Eligibility is received.

How much can I expect to pay to attend SLU?
A cost calculator can help you figure out the cost for your SLU education. You can find it through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Does SLU offer any military scholarships or discounts?

The School for Professional Studies offers some scholarship opportunities to qualified undergraduate students, as well as merit-based scholarships. The Office of Student Financial Services offers a range of financial aid programs including: need-based grants, loan programs, work opportunities and merit-based scholarships for eligible students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?

The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional financial aid, beyond the costs covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, to eligible veterans attending a participating institution of higher education. At SLU, this could be up to 50 percent of remaining tuition costs for up to 80 veterans.  Awards are made to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.



Where can I find out if I'm eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?
Please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to learn if you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Where can I apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program?
When Saint Louis University is accepting applicants for the Yellow Ribbon Program, the application is available online. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, contact Jennifer Matteson at 314-977-2259 or jmattes2@slu.edu.

Does SLU offer counseling services?
The University Counseling Center has staff on call 24 hours a day and at 314-977-2323. They can help with any mental health concerns, including relationship problems, adjustment to college life, coping with loneliness or any other issues.

Where can I find health care?

SLU’s Student Health Center provides medical treatment, outpatient services and a variety of educational programs for all Saint Louis University full-time, part-time and graduate students.

The Office of Student Health Care Services is located in Marchetti Tower East at 3518 Laclede Ave. Call 314-977-2323 to make an appointment.

What other resources for veterans are available in St. Louis?

SLU’s campus is close to many resources for veterans including multiple medical facilities:


VA Medical Center: John Cochran Division
915 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63106
Phone: 314-652-4100


VA Medical Center: Jefferson Barracks Division
1 Jefferson Barracks Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314-652-4100


St. Charles Clinic
844 Waterbury Falls Dr.
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 800-228-5459 ext. 56988


Veterans Benefits Administration
VA Central Area Office
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce St., Suite 3309
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 800-827-1000


St. Louis Regional Benefit Office-Veterans Affairs Department
400 South, 18th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 800-827-1000


National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63138
Phone: 314-801-0800
Website: www.archives.gov/st-louis/


National Cemetery
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314-845-8320