You serve our country. We serve you.

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We have supported the military community for more than 40 years and continue our commitment to providing high-quality post-secondary education programs for veterans, service members and their families.

In addition to service being one of our four University core themes, military service, in particular, is a significant part of our history. Learn more about our patron saint, Saint Martin of Tours.

At Saint Martin's, we understand the immense value your skills and experiences add to our community, and we are on a mission to provide you with the support you need to transform yourself personally and professionally, during your time of service and beyond.

Explore the opportunities

Old Main at Saint Martin's University

Main campus

We offer 26 undergraduate majors, 10 graduate programs, and a growing number of certificate programs on our main campus.

Find the right program for you  »

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Saint Martin's-JBLM

To help you obtain your degree or certification while serving, we offer certain undergraduate, graduate and certification programs on Joint-Base Lewis-McChord.

View programs offered at Saint Martin's-JBLM  » 

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The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy

Earn your certificate in computer science on either our main or Saint Martin's-JBLM campus. 

Learn more about the MSSA program » 

Program info

  • Academic calendar

    Main and Saint-Martin's-JBLM campuses:

    View the 2018-2019 academic calendar » 

    Saint Martin's-JBLM 8-week term dates:

    SessionDates
    Fall 01Aug. 27 - Oct. 20, 2018
    Fall 02Oct. 22 - Dec. 15, 2018
    Spr 01Jan. 14 - March 09, 2019
    Spr 02March 18 - May 11, 2019
    Sum 05May 28 - July 20, 2019

    Important dates

    2018-2019Fall 01Fall 02
    HolidaysOct. 8Nov. 12, Nov. 22-23
    Last day to add a classSept. 4Nov. 29

    Drop/refund deadlines

    Session100% tuition50% tuition25% tuition
    Fall 01Sept. 4, 2018Sept. 7, 2018Sept. 11, 2018
    Fall 02     Oct. 29, 2018Nov. 1, 2018Nov. 5, 2018
  • Online courses

    Whether you are located in Washington or out of state, you may be able to finish your degree requirements online—and graduate! Stay connected with your instructors and your classmates using our online learning environment, MOODLE.

    Learn how to use MOODLE  » 

    Saint Martin's inventory of online courses stands at 150… and growing!

    Subject areas include:

    • Psychology, sociology  
    • Economics, history, political science  
    • Criminal justice, legal studies  
    • Accounting, business administration  
    • Art, English, writing, theatre arts  
    • Philosophy, religion  
    • Computer science, math  

    Online degrees

    Currently, Saint Martin's-JBLM offers psychology as a fully online bachelor's degree program.

    Are online courses right for me?

    If the statements below describe you, there is a good chance you will find Saint Martin's University's online courses to be a good fit:

    • I prefer to figure out course and assignment instructions on my own.
    • I have good reading comprehension and I am comfortable expressing myself in writing.
    • I am comfortable learning how to use new software and technologies.
    • I take the initiative to ask for assistance when needed.
    • I am an organized student and often do assignments ahead of time.
    • I can continue the learning process without immediate feedback.
    • I enjoy doing academic research using online sources.

Affordability

  • Active duty and family member tuition

    View more information about tuition and fees » 

    Undergraduate, survey and certification program courses
    Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    100-400 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Online and hybrid per course registration feeNone$30
    Per credit hour professional fee surcharge
    (BA, ACC, ECN and CSC courses)
    None$65
    Tuition per credit$250$495
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$1485
    MED | MIT | STAR
    Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    100-600 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour technology fee
    (Centralia College, Everett CC, Clover Park, and STAR program classes)
    $4.25$4.25
    Tuition per credit$250$620
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$1860
    MBA | MEM
    Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    500 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surchargeNone$60
    Tuition† per credit$250$495
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$750$1485
    600 level course
     Military*Civilian**
    Per credit hour program surchargeNone$60
    Tuition† per credit$495$1240
    Tuition per 3 semester hour course$1485$3720

    *Extended Learning undergraduate military rate: Includes service members (active duty, National Guard/Reservists) and their spouses, disabled veterans and their spouses (NOT Voc Rehab).
    Proof of military status is required prior to the start of each term.

    **Extended Learning civilian rate: Includes civilians, retirees, veterans, DOD members, and all others.

    Payment policy

    • All payment arrangements are due by the first day of class.
    • Students using financial aid must complete their financial aid paperwork in person prior to class start date. Financial aid/scholarship recipients may use the deferred payment plan after balance owed has been calculated using all available awards. Financial aid and scholarship students will be allowed to register only if they’ve made financial aid arrangements with the Student Financial Services department prior to each registration period.
    • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, VA benefits are not considered financial aid for purposes of calculating the balance due to the institution.
    • Students may pay registration costs by check, money order, or online using SelfService.
    • All students with accounts in good standing may choose a deferred payment plan. This plan requires a 40% down payment of the tuition balance at the time of registration. Students choosing this option will be required to sign a promissory note for the remaining balance. Payment of balance owed will be due in two equal installments, with dates established at time of registration.
    • Students using VA benefits are welcome to participate in the deferred payment plan under above stated conditions.
  • Using your VA benefits

    To receive VA benefits, you must follow the steps below:

    1. Apply for admission to Saint Martin's.

    Apply to our Main campus

    Apply to Saint Martin's-JBLM

    2. Apply for benefits through the VA.

    The VA requires up to 30-45 days to process any paperwork submitted. Once eligibility and rate of percentage has been determined, a certificate of eligibility (COE) is mailed to your home address.

    Note: Dependents approved to utilize benefits must also apply for benefits online through the VA website. You will receive notification of the dependent transfer approval.  

    3. If you are attending classes on our main campus, bring your COE to the Saint Martin's Registrar's Office (Old Main, 245). If you are attending classes at Saint Martin's-JBLM, bring your COE to any of our JBLM offices.

    Note: If you are a transfer student and have used your benefits at your prior institution, you need to provide a copy of the COE and fill out the request for change of program or place of training (22-5495). COE’s may be obtained through your prior institutions' veterans representative. 

    4. Complete the Saint Martin's request for certification form.

    Contact our Veteran's Representative:

    Main campus
    Old Main, 245
    360-438-4356 
    veterans.services@stmartin.edu

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord
    Mercedes Garrido
    McChord Education Office
    253-584-4149
    mgarrido@stmartin.edu

    Our VA is available to answer any question you may have regarding the process of applying, understanding your benefits and certification.

    Note: The VA Rep is not an academic advisor or an employee of the Department of Veterans Administration. The university cannot override VA policies or determine VA Eligibility, nor does the university control the issuance of VA educational benefits; however, academic decisions may impact your educational benefits, so we will help you with this decision making process. If you have direct questions regarding the processing of your paperwork through the regional office, please contact 1-888-442-4551.

    5. Meet with your academic advisor.

    Prior to registration, you will need to meet with your advisor to make sure you are registering for the proper classes, meeting degree requirements and making progress towards graduation.

    VA chapters:

    VA certication policy:

    The veteran or dependent must provide a certificate of eligibility prior to being certified. They must first be registered for courses that they are being certified. Saint Martin’s University will not pre-certify for courses in advanced; students must be registered under advisor approval.

    Saint Martin’s will not participate in accelerated pay if student is using Chapter 33. The VA pays directly to the school; tuition and fees should not be reported to the VA prior to bills being assessed to ensure accuracy of tuition and fees.

    If student is certified prior to proof of entitlement and registration, the student may incur debt to the VA, which will become the student’s full responsibility. The VA certifying official is responsible for reporting tuition and fees directly to the VA and must keep records as accurate as possible so the student is not liable for mistakes by the institution, VA and certifying official.

  • Yellow Ribbon program

    Saint Martin's is a Yellow Ribbon school and does not cap how many students can participate in the program. 

    The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum cap of $23,671.94 and ensure the students' tuition and fees are covered at the 100% rate.

    As long as you are entitled to 100%, you automatically qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program; there is no additional paperwork to participate. 

  • Withdrawal and refund policies
    • The deadlines for adding a course, dropping a course with and without refunds, and withdrawing from a course with a grade of "W" are listed in each course schedule.
    • If you are using Go Army Ed, please be sure to drop your class through their system as well. 
    • This will send a notification to the SMU-JBLM office, and we can ensure you have been properly dropped from the course. 
    • When in doubt, please contact your advisor. 

    View our full withdrawal policy »

Resources

  • Advising, coaching and tutoring

    Main campus:

    The Center for Student Learning, Writing and Advising is located in the lower level of the O'Grady Library and offers individualized coaching for writing, student success workshops, and peer tutoring in a variety of subjects. Many of these services are also available through email so be sure to check out what they have to offer.  

    Saint Martin's JBLM:

    Note: JBLM students should use advisors located at the Stone Education Center on JBLM-Main.

    Renee Burden
    Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator
    JBLM Main Extended Learning Division
    rburden@stmartin.edu

    • Accounting
    • Business administration
    • Computer science
    • Information technology
    • Political science
    • Psychology 

    Robin Pellerin
    Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator
    JBLM Main Extended Learning Division
    rpellerin@stmartin.edu

    • Criminal justice

    Note: Students in an education program will be advised through main campus.

    McKenna Johnson
    Program Coordinator and Education Admissions and Advising
    College of Education and Counseling
    360-438-4333
    mjohnson@stmartin.edu

    • Education programs
  • Base passes

    Your eight-week pass will be issued by the McChord or JBLM-Main visitors' center, depending on where your class is held. Arrive at the respective location a few hours early on the first day of class. 

    McChord Education Center
    Visitors' center: McChord main gate, exit 125

    Stone Education Center
    Visitors' center: JBLM-Main, exit 120

    To issue a temporary base pass, personnel will need to see:

    • Your enhanced driver's license OR passport with driver's license
    • Vehicle registration
    • Current proof of insurance
    • Saint Martin's course schedule 
      • Go to the Self-Service finance tab, and print a student statement that shows current courses, or request a copy from a Saint Martin's-JBLM office.
  • Get on the network

    Network access is needed for university Web-mail, Self-Service, and Moodle. Even one-time or part-time students need access, because official university email communication is done via Web-mail.

    How to get a network account

    • Once you are accepted to Saint Martin's, a request will be sent to ITS to create your network account. 
    • Within two business days of your request, you should receive your network username at the email address you designated on your application. 
    • Activate your account by choosing a new network password of at least six characters (the password to begin is smu xxxx, where xxxx is the last four digits of your student ID number).

    Need help logging in? 

    • Submit a help request, including your Saint Martin's ID number and a description of the issue. 
    • If the issue involves your Saint Martin's email, be sure to periodically check your alterantive email. This will be Integrated Technology Service's main form of communication if you cannot log in to your email. 
  • Textbooks

    To determine which books you need,  visit the Saint Martin's University Bookstore online. 

    Saint Martin's University Bookstore

    On their webpage you will be able to insert course information (e.g., term, section, department) to find required course materials. Please be sure to select the correct section; different sections of the same course may have different books.

    Download a step by step guide » 

    Book vouchers using scholarships/Chapter 31 voc rehab

    If you are planning to use scholarship or Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation and employment funding to buy your textbooks, please register as early as possible. Once you register, we will verify your status and account balances and will forward the authorization to the Saint Martin's University Bookstore. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the Saint Martin's Bookstore at bookstore@stmartin.edu or 360-438-4394.

FAQ

  • How do I... ?
    • Request an incomplete grade? You need to ask your instructor to complete his/her portion, then submit the completed form to your advisor.
    • Request to enroll in more than nine credits in a single term? Submit completed form to your advisor.
    • Order a copy of my official Saint Martin's transcript? Submit completed form to the Registrar. SMU-JBLM offices cannot process official transcript requests, this must be done through the Office of the Registrar at the Lacey campus. 
    • Change my major? Before changing majors be sure to speak to your advisor to ensure that your intended major is offered at SMU-JBLM. Then, submit completed form to your advisor.
    • Request to enroll in a main campus (Lacey) courseSubmit the completed form to either of the SMU-JBLM's offices.
    • Apply for re-admission? You will need to submit a completed admission application if you have not been enrolled in Saint Martin's classes for a semester or more. If you have taken any classes at other colleges or universities during your time away from Saint Martin's you will need to submit an official transcript from that institution to earn transfer credit. 
    • Apply for graduation? Submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar. Be sure to communicate with your advisor to ensure you have completed all components needed to graduate.  

10th America's Service Heroes Scholarship Recipient

Staff Sgt Michael A. Vidick

Staff Sgt Michael A. Vidick, a member of the U.S. Air Force for more than 11 years, has been chosen by Saint Martin's University as its 10th recipient of the America's Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was announced Nov. 3 at the University's Gala 2018, a major fundraising event for University student scholarships.

Vidick, originally from Pueblo, Colorado, joined the Air Force right out of high school and at 18 began his journey at the Air Force's Basic Training Gateway, Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. From two combat tours in Iraq to a role as an agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), Vidick has shown an ability to complete every task and mission given. He holds five Air Force Commendation Medals and, most notably, one Army Commendation and one Army Achievement Medal earned during two combat tours in Iraq while embedded with Army Military Police units. He also has a second Army Achievement award for community service. These awards are rare achievements for most Air Force members.

Vidick completed an associate of applied science degree in police science in 2007 from the Community College of the Air Force. He is enrolled at Saint Martin's University as a criminal justice major. He holds a 3.72 cumulative GPA and aims to complete his Saint Martin's degree soon.

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