Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University
Education Benefits for Dependents of VA & Active Military

Education Benefits for Dependents of VA & Active Military

Military Dependents May Receive Special Tuition Rates

At CCU we understand that when your family member serves in the Armed Forces you do as well, that’s why adult dependents of military personnel may be eligible for special tuition rates. Learn more about CCU’s military education benefits for dependents and spouses, and explore the programs designed specifically for adult dependents of military personnel.

GI Bill Information

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

VA education programs, often referred to as simply the GI Bill, exist to help Veterans and current Service Members pay for their civilian education and training programs. The two most common education benefits for dependents are The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program (Chapter 35) and the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).

With the passage of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, otherwise known as the Forever GI Bill®, various provisions of the Act may have an impact on veterans’ educational benefits. Please visit the VA’s website for more information about the Forever GI Bill.

Chapter 33 – Post-9/11

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has a few specific components that are unavailable in other GI Bill programs:

Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

FRY Scholarships

The FRY Scholarship is available for children and spouses of service members who have died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

Using Your GI Bill Benefits at CCU

Colorado Christian University is approved for Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. All master's degree, bachelor's degree, and certificate programs in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies are approved for payment of GI Bill education benefits.

Military Transfer Credit

Military service personnel and veterans may receive undergraduate credit for Basic Training and other formal educational experience gained while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Potential transfer credit may already be documented on the CCAF (Air Force), Joint Service Transcripts (JST), and credit by examination (CLEP/DSST).

Transfer Credit Resources

Military Tuition Rate

CCU offers a special undergraduate military tuition rate to Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members and their adult dependents. Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount.

Military Course Locations

Colorado Christian University offers a variety of options for you as you earn your degree. You may be able to complete your studies online, at one of our Adult and Graduate regional campuses, on select military installations, or a combination of all three.

On Base Locations

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO
US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, CO
Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO

Regional Centers

Colorado Springs, CO
Lakewood, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Denver Tech Center, CO
Loveland, CO

Online

Through CCU Online, nearly all of the degrees offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies can be completed entirely online.

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  • CCU Online

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers adult students the opportunity to earn their degree online from anywhere in the world.

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    Adult students living in Colorado can visit any one of our seven center locations throughout the Colorado region.