Military and Veteran Student Services

Urshan Graduate School of Theology (UGST) is happy to assist those who are present and past members of the United States military as well as the families of those who have served. UGST accepts Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits as well as Tuition Assistance (TA) from the active-duty service member’s branch. 

Contact Us

Military & Veteran Services

Urshan Graduate School of Theology
1151 Century Tel Drive
Wentzville, MO 66385
Director: M. Jean Bland, Ed.D
Phone: 314-838-8858 Ext #2104
Email: [email protected]

VA Isakson & Roe — Section 1018 requirements compliance

Financial Aid Office

Urshan Graduate School of Theology
1151 Century Tel Drive
Wentzville, MO 66385
Director: Grant Pollard
Phone: 314-838-8858 Ext #2116
Email: [email protected]

Veteran’s Benefits

Full or part-time UGST students who are active duty, reserve personnel, veterans, or, in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran are eligible for Veteran Education Benefits. To determine eligibility, complete the online Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990). 

VA benefits include:

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

UGST complies with the policies and procedures for the military Tuition Assistance program for eligible members of the U.S. Armed Services. 

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility. Prior to enrollment, prospective students are directed to speak with their Education Services Officer (ESO) or military counselor to determine which VA or Military benefit(s) they qualify for. The following links connect prospective students to their particular service:

Register for classes only after approval from your ESO is obtained.

Return of Military Tuition Assistance

In compliance with the Department of Defense policy, UGST will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the term for which the funds were provided. 

Please note: If you withdraw (officially or unofficially) from a course and did not complete at least 60% of the course, you may not be eligible for the total amount initially awarded through Tuition Assistance. In cases where some or all the Tuition Assistance must be returned to the military, you will be responsible for all balances on your student account.

Full Semester Courses

    • Before or during weeks 1-2: 100% return
    • During weeks 3-4: 75% return
    • During weeks 5-8: 50% return
    • During week 9: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
    • During weeks 10-16: 0% return

Short Term Courses

    • Before or during week 1: 100% return
    • During week 2: 75% return
    • During weeks 3-4: 50% return
    • During week 5: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
    • During weeks 6-8: 0% return

Recruitment of Military and Veterans Policy

In accordance with the DOD Memorandum of Understanding, Urshan Graduate School of Theology (UGST) bans inducements to any individual or entity (other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws) for the purpose of securing enrollment of service members or obtaining access to tuition assistance funds as part of efforts to eliminate aggressive marketing aimed at service members.

UGST does not participate in high-pressure recruitment tactics aimed at Service members. Service members will not receive three or more unsolicited contacts (by phone, email, or in-person), nor will they be engaged in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments. 

Additionally, UGST will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollment of federal financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.