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Military & Veteran Services

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Drexel University has long been considered a top choice for military-connected students, and we are proud of our nearly 600 student-veterans, active-duty, reservists, and military dependents who have decided to make Drexel their home. 

Drexel is also proud to be a Yellow Ribbon school, providing full tuition and covering University fees to an unlimited number of eligible veterans or designated transferees for all of our academic programs.

Military & Veteran Student Services

The Center for Military and Veteran Services (CMVS) coordinates a campus-wide effort to ensure that student-veterans and military dependents are able to access high-quality campus services with ease; our goal is to create a truly military-friendly campus community through our welcoming and informative approach.

Drexel Veterans Association (DVA)

The Drexel Veterans Association was formed and exists to support and enhance student veteran’s educational experience. The association functions as a support structure to help veterans cope with the unique challenges associated with transitioning from military life to student life. Drexel Veterans Association works closely with all faculty and networks within the Drexel campus to connect veterans with the resources they need to succeed after the military and college. The association strives to assist student veterans and dependents of veterans in all aspects and provide them with the resources needed for their success.

Featured Graduate Student Veteran

Headshot of Savannah PatrickSavannah Patrick is pursuing an Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in educational leadership and management with a concentration in sports leadership. Savannah served in the United States Air Force for eleven years. She was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Lakenheath, United Kingdom. While serving, Savannah noted that "the Air Force made access to higher education easy." As an active-duty member, she was able to use her Tuition Assistance (TA) to pay for courses while she was with the Air Force instead of using her GI Bill after she finished serving. 

Savannah's research explores the transitional needs of student veterans and defining what elements of the transition assistance program (TAP) are missing for transitioning Air Force enlisted members, and how they can effectively be able to further their education using their allotted benefits while focusing on the perceptions of enlisted air force members leaving the military.

Savannah currently works as the regional director of admissions at the United States Naval Academy while she completes her EdD degree. Read about Savannah's research and why she chose Drexel to pursue her EdD.