Welcome Veterans!

Whether you are active duty military, a member of our National Guard or Reserves, a spouse or family member with a loved one in the military, a retired service member, or have left the service and are looking forward to the next chapter in your life, CSU is here to help.

CSU is committed to helping you hone your talents, drive, and goals into marketable, in-demand, professional skills to accelerate job opportunities and your transition into a sustainable career.

For 145 years, CSU has served those who have served our nation, and we are currently home to 1,550 student-veterans and military education benefit users.

With more than 20 faculty and staff members and numerous programs and offices on campus dedicated to partnering with student-veterans, we have created a culture of respect and campus immersion that includes:

  • Financial guidance and counseling, including bridging any GI Tuition Assistance Bill funding gaps
  • Layers of support and teamwork throughout the education process
  • Outstanding career counseling and placement services
  • Individualized programs that address physical, mental, and emotional challenges

Colorado State University is dedicated to ensuring that you reach your educational, career, and personal goals. If you have any questions about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us:

Yellow Ribbon Program

Recently news coverage from 2011 of Colorado State University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon program has resurfaced on social media. This is an explanation of the benefits of the Yellow Ribbon program and scholarship support for veterans at CSU.

At Colorado State University we work with veterans to use their Yellow Ribbon benefits, the Post 9-11 GI Bill, as well as university financial support, to cover many of the costs of studying at CSU, including the full cost of tuition for both resident and non-resident qualifying veteran students. In addition, Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits help cover the cost of housing and provides a book stipend. Veterans may also be eligible for CSU scholarships which could be used to pay for books and other educational expenses. The Yellow Ribbon program is a cost-share program with the Department of Veterans Affairs and universities that covers out-of-state tuition for Post 9-11 GI Bill benefit users.

In order to participate in Yellow Ribbon, students must be eligible for Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits at 100 percent, must be using the benefits, and must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.

In addition to generous Yellow Ribbon participation, CSU offers a variety of scholarships for veterans and families, and world-class veterans services. Because of these and other efforts, Military Times lists CSU at number four among public colleges and universities on it’s national 2017 “Best for Vets” ranking.

More on Yellow Ribbon program

Col. Mark Gill, USAF, retired
Chief of Staff to CSU President Tony Frank
(970) 491-6211

Maggie Walsh
Assistant Chief of Staff
Director Veteran Initiatives
(970) 491-6231