For both active duty service members and military veterans, the transition from serving their country to earning a college degree can provide challenges.
Moving from the disciplined world of military service into academics – and then onto the civilian workforce – is a big change. As a result, most military veterans come into the situation with many questions about how to successfully make the transition.
There is good news for those planning to take any of the degree programs offered by Touro University Worldwide because the university is committed to helping both active duty military personnel and veterans achieve their academic dreams.
Here are some of the common questions from military students about attending TUW.
How Can I Pay For School?
The federal government offers many different programs to help military students pay for school. For most, the primary source of funding is typically the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. TUW works with military students to find all the available financing options. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers detailed information on eligibility and benefits.
Does TUW Offer Military Discounts?
Yes, in addition to the funding options from the government, TUW offers discounts to:
Active military personnel
National Guard – Active Duty, Reservists, Retirees and Veterans
Veterans (discharged under honorable conditions)
Department of Defense employees (contractors exempt)
Can My Spouse and Family Get Discounted Tuition?
Yes, the discounts for each of the above groups also extend to families. TUW will help guide you through the application process and ensure you are familiar with the federal guidelines on education benefits for military families.
Does TUW Offer Military Fee Discounts?
Yes, because TUW offers classes online, many fees that students traditionally associate with college do not apply. For military students, fees they will not pay include those for the library, parking, Student ID, service fees, technology and applications.
Can I Earn My Degree 100% Online?
Yes. TUW considers itself a “military friendly online university” and offers more than a dozen degree programs that provide a quality education to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of fields.
Can I Get College Credit For Military Training?
In many cases, yes. TUW offers a variety of ways for servicemembers and veterans to enter a degree program with as many credits in hand as possible. This includes non-traditional credits from military training and experience as well as credit by examination. Different rules apply in different cases, so be sure to read all about this important area and check out information put together for military students by TUW.
For military students, the challenges of making the transition to college are well known. But at a school such as TUW, the experience is made that much easier in a number of ways. With an emphasis on being a military friendly school, TUW offers servicemembers, veterans and their families a better chance for academic success.
*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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.