SDI helps military students succeed

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We hold our nation's service men and women in highest regard. The freedom we have to educate our students comes from your sacrifice and dedication. And we do not take that for granted.

We strive to provide the best possible service to our current and former service members as they pursue their educational goals.  

SDI makes it a priority to promote lifelong learning and professional development for veterans, active-duty military, and their families by offering:

  • Active duty tuition rate of $250 per semester credit hour
  • Educational Resource Fee waiver* for active duty students
  • Scholarships for active duty and veteran students
  • Support and assistance in navigating U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits and Veteran Affairs benefits funding
  • Student advocacy from SDI Military & Veteran Services staff at every level, from the admissions process through graduation
  • SALUTE National Honor Society for eligible student veterans
*Active Duty Waiver

In recognition of active duty military service, SDI will waive a portion of the Educational Resource Fee (ERF) for any student who can provide evidence of current, active military duty during the period of enrollment, regardless of how they fund their education at SDI. Effective with new enrollments on February 8, 2022, the ERF for active duty students will be $295 per semester, after the $300 benefit is applied. Additionally, SDI will honor the $250 rate for active duty students, regardless of the tuition rate in effect at the time of enrollment.

Military & Veteran Services

The SDI Military & Veteran Services department assists students in achieving academic, personal and professional success.  We provide advocacy and support for our military-connected students by offering outreach, student-engagement, and personalized assistance.

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It’s something that I definitely am glad I was able to experience. They’re gonna get you ready for things that you wouldn’t think that you would even want to take on or aspects of the industry that you normally wouldn’t even have thought of doing. It’s a good experience. And if you want to be a gunsmith and it’s a field that you want to get into, it’s an invaluable tool that I don’t even think you should cut out.

Zach Brokaw2022 SDI Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree Graduate

How We Can Help

SDI offers personalized support for active duty and veteran students through every step of their
journey at SDI.

Active Duty

Some SDI programs are approved for use of Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance Fund and we can help you work through the enrollment and funding process.

Active Duty Students


Veterans and their dependents can benefit from VA and Department of Defense support at SDI.

Veteran Benefits

Military Student Resources

In addition to scholarships and student support, SDI is proud to offer a list of resources to help military-connected students succeed at SDI and in everyday life.

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SALUTE Honor Society

The SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society recognizes the academic achievement and contributions of military-connected SDI students.

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The Next Step

Your journey towards an exciting career starts here. Take the first step now by learning more about SDI.