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.

The SDI Military and Veteran Services department is staffed with veterans committed to assisting military-connected students to achieve academic, personal, and professional success. We provide advocacy and support by offering outreach, student-engagement, and personalized assistance. For any non-certification concerns, questions, or guidance, please contact SDI’s Department of Military and Veteran Services or visit the Military Tab within the Student Success Center.

SDI makes it a priority to promote lifelong learning and professional development for veterans, active-duty military, and their families. We strive to provide the best possible service to our military-connected students pursuing their educational goals by offering:

  • Student advocacy from SDI Military and Veteran Services staff at every level.
  • Support and assistance in navigating U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits and Veteran Affairs benefits funding.
  • *A tuition rate of $250 per credit hour and an Educational Resource Fee of $295 per semester (excluding Certificate in Firearms Technology – Handgun Specialist program).
  • Scholarships for eligible service members and veterans.
  • SALUTE National Honor Society for eligible student veterans

*To qualify for the Active-Duty tuition rate – the student must submit a copy of supporting documentation that clearly shows service data which may include one of the following: Basic Individual Record (BIR), Career Data Brief (CDB), Electronic Service Record (ESR), Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) (current month of enrollment), Personal Data Record (OQR), Officer Record Brief (ORB), or a signed statement of service from your Commanding Officer.

Military & Veteran Services

Military and Veteran Services
Phone: (480)744-0511 ext.7

The SDI Military and 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.

How We Can Help

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

Current Servicemembers

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.

Current Servicemembers


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.

View Resources

SALUTE Honor Society

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

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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

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