Preparing for Civilian Life: CCU, an Online Military Friendly College

preparing-for-civilian-life-CCU-an-online-military-collegeG.I. Jobs has named CCU a “military-friendly college” for the high level of support CCU gives to its active and retired military students.  Steve Perfors, an Honorably Discharged Army Veteran, says of military-friendly programs, “The biggest point is having a good veterans’ student organization that gets military people involved. That is the biggest hurdle.”  At CCU, we strive to be an online military-friendly college with a strong military community and support system that caters to the unique challenges  service members face as they enter the civilian workforce.

Through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies, military service members and their adult dependents are entitled to a reduced tuition rate that is equal to the government’s current Military Tuition Assistance.  This means that as a student, you would not incur any out-of-pocket personal expenses to cover your higher education tuition.  Active or recently discharged veterans who are planning their futures can do so without financial strain thanks to CCU’s military-friendly policies that take advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.

CCU is an online military-friendly college because of its flexible learning options that cater to the needs of busy service members and veterans all over the country.  In addition to on-campus and on-base course offerings in Colorado and Wyoming, CCU offers completely online degrees so that students can learn according to their own schedules in order to balance military and educational commitments.  Of approximately 8,000 schools surveyed, only 15% of the military-friendly colleges even offered on-base learning options.  CCU works hard to cover the full range of learning opportunities like these, especially for military members who travel, move, or face deployments on a regular basis.

In addition to offering flexible learning options, CCU is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the Concurrent Admissions Program (CAP), both of which support easy credit transfer from other higher education institutions and even give college credit for some military experiences like Basic Training.  It’s easy to see why CCU is an online military-friendly college with special assistance for service members and their families.  Lower tuition, flexible learning, and credit transfers are all part of the way that CCU strives to support military members and veterans begin a new chapter of life.