Military Education Benefits

As a military friendly university, we’re proud to help service members continue their education. We accept the following types of military education benefits, and can assist you in the financial aid process:

  • Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Military Spouses and Dependents

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

If you are currently serving on active duty, in a reserve component, or as a member of the National Guard you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your branch of service. For assistance with additional resources available to you, contact Military Admissions at militaryadmissions@ncu.edu or call toll free at 877-683-4776.

Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

As a service member or veteran you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For example, The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Education benefits offered by VA include:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

For specific details about your eligibility for any of these benefits, we recommend that you visit the official VA website or call the VA Education Office toll-free at 1-888-442-4551. You may also contact our VA School Certifying Official at veteransbenefits@ncu.edu.

The Yellow Ribbon Program

NCU is a proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. This program provides additional funding to eligible Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients should their tuition charges exceed the maximum funding limit as determined by the VA each academic year. For more information contact our VA School Certifying Official at veteransbenefits@ncu.edu.

Military Family Members

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also provides education benefits for eligible spouses and dependents of service members and veterans. For example, a service member may be eligible to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits to a spouse or dependent.

Education benefits offered by VA to eligible spouses and dependents include:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transferability (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

For specific details about your eligibility for any of these benefits, we recommend that you visit the official VA website or call the VA Education Office toll-free at 1-888-442-4551.

Disclaimer

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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.