Education Benefits for Dependents of VA & Active Military

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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 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 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 dependents. Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount.

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