Adult Learner & Veteran Services (ALVS) supports the transition, education, leadership and involvement of adult learners and student veterans to strengthen academic achievement and, ultimately, graduate from Colorado State University. As the founder of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, ALVS is the host of the national headquarters.

Services and programs offered by ALVS can be found:

Phone: (970) 491-3977
Location: Room 195, Lory Student Center

The CSU Health Network is a student support service that provides a full range of medical, mental health, and health education and prevention services to optimize the health of students and the campus community.

The CSU Veteran’s Group is an official member of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). The SVA is a network of student veterans groups from college campuses throughout the United States. It works as an advocate for student veterans at the local, state, and national levels. CSU was the first SVA chapter in Colorado.

SALUTE is the only national honor society in the nation recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of this generation’s greatest veterans.

The Academic Fresh Start policy allows previously admitted undergraduate students to establish a new academic record upon returning to Colorado State University to complete a degree already in progress. It allows students who were academically dismissed or who left on academic probation to return in good academic standing.

Much less frequently, it will be used by students who left in good standing and want to improve their GPA in preparation for application to graduate or professional school.

An Academic Fresh Start allows for a change in academic standing once an applicant is approved to return; it does not guarantee eligibility to return. For eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the Academic Fresh Start website.

Note: other institutions are not obligated to recognize our Academic Fresh Start policy and may not honor the new GPA.

New Start supports current and incoming CSU student veterans, helping them achieve success in college and ultimately in the career areas of their choice.  New Start services include support in addressing memory, concentration, and/or physical challenges; stress management; the use of critical academic skills necessary for college success; peer mentoring; recreation connection and assistance; and connection to campus and community resources.

Additional information on this program can be found:

Phone: (970) 491-5930
Location: CSU Oval on the 3rd Floor of the Occupational Therapy Building

For information about requesting and receiving accommodations at CSU, visit the Student Disability Center website.

The VA can be reached by phone at 1-888-422-4551 (1-888-GIBILL1) for general questions/information, and electronically through the VA website for more specific questions/issues regarding individual student records.

It is imperative you keep track of how much time you have remaining with your benefit.  The VA does not communicate that to us, and if we are not aware you are close to or have exhausted your benefit, you may experience a mid-semester change in benefit. This can result in the removal of your VA placeholder for tuition and fee payment, and you would be responsible for payment back to CSU or the VA.

According to the VA, the average time required for payment is eight weeks. However, this is not a definitive number. If you would like to have a better idea of when to expect payment we would recommend the following:

  1. Call the VA National Call Center at 1-888-442-4551.
  2. Pose a question in writing and get a reply back through the VA’s website.
  3. Contact our office for assistance.

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