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Veteran and Military-Connected Student Resources

Student Veterans Association of America

The Student Veterans of America is a national network of college and university chapters with the goal of empowering student veterans and military-connected students to achieve their greatest potential. The Mount's chapter has the goals of supporting student veterans and military-connected students and engaging in outreach to the larger veterans community.

Learn more about the Student Veterans Association of America

If you are interested in joining our Student Veterans Association, contact Alissa Hart.

Learning Services

Learning Services at Mount St. Mary's University provides academic support to every veteran and military-connected student as they begin, or transition back to, life as a college student. Our goal is for every student is to become confident learners and to find academic success. While we acknowledge that the ultimate responsibility for success rests with the student, our Learning Services team is aware of the unique challenges faced by veterans and military-connected students and offers support through one-on-one academic skills sessions, both in-person and via Zoom. Learning Services also provides reasonable academic accommodations to eligible students with documented disabilities.

Learn more about Learning Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is a health services office that aims to support students in achieving success in areas of academics and personal growth through short-term, outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, educational presentations, and collaboration with other student support services at Mount St. Mary’s University. Counseling Services works to enable students to address behavioral and emotional concerns so they are able to take full advantage of the academic and social opportunities of their college experience The office provides individual counseling, group counseling, and walk-in services during office hours. All support provided by Counseling Services is free of charge. Counseling Services provides counseling during the fall and spring semesters.

Learn more about Counseling Services

School Certifying Officials

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If you are using VR&E benefits, contact:

Alissa Hart
Assistant Director of Enrollment & Retention
Division of Continuing Studies
VA School Certifying Official
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick MD 21703
Phone: 301-447-5784

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Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-5215 | Fax: 301-447-5811

To use your military benefits to pay for your education, you must complete a Declaration of Intent form in MyMount. Contact your School Certifying Official if you have any questions.

Tuition Discount for Active-Duty Military

The Mount’s Division of Continuing Studies honors the tuition assistance (TA) benefit for active-duty military students, reducing the tuition costs to $250 per credit hour for eligible students pursuing an accelerated undergraduate or graduate program. Appropriate documentation is required each semester. To be eligible for the reduced military tuition rate, you need to submit the following document:

  • Proof of service statement or letter: Provide a copy of a statement or letter that verifies your current service status in the military. This document should clearly indicate your active duty or reserve status.

All active-duty servicemembers (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within their branch of service prior to enrolling in any courses at Mount St. Mary’s University. For more information about military tuition assistance processes, visit Military OneSource’s website.

Each military branch has its own process and TA application form. For more information, view the links below.

TA DECIDE is an information and comparison tool designed specifically to aid participants of the DoD's Tuition Assistance program in making informed choices on schools and education programs.

Veteran Student Financial Aid

The Mount proudly welcomes veteran students. We recognize and value the sacrifices you and your family have made to serve selflessly and will make every effort to help make your transition to college as easy as possible. We work with veteran students in determining the financial aid opportunities, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, that may be available based on eligibility. Please don't hesitate to contact us and learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about veteran student financial aid

salute honor society logo SALUTE Honor Society

The Mount has a chapter of SALUTE, the national honor society for student veterans. Contact Alissa Hart for more information.

Local Community Resources

For additional resources, contact Alissa Hart at

Veterans Crisis Line