Colorado Christian University
Discounted Tuition for Military Members

Discounted Tuition for Military Members

Reduced Undergraduate Tuition for Military

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.

Things to know about our military tuition discount:

  • Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount.
  • The reduced military tuition rate does not include institutional or individual course fees which are an out of pocket cost and are assessed independent of an individual student’s military/Veteran status. Institutional fees are not assessed and do not apply to classes offered on a military installation.
  • The reduced military tuition rate does not apply to core classes in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Any scholarship, voucher, grant, benefit, or other assistance, funded by or facilitated at the discretion of Colorado Christian University that is made available to spouses of military service members or veterans due to their status such as, will only be available to spouses as defined by CCU as a husband or wife of a service member who together are in state-sanctioned marriage and are natural-born members of the opposite sex.


Military Tuition FAQs

Are all current military service members eligible for the reduced tuition price or only those receiving Tuition Assistance?

All active duty service members, members of the Reserve and National Guard enrolled in an undergraduate program in CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies are eligible for the tuition discount; not just those receiving tuition assistance (TA). In addition, the adult dependents of military service members enrolled in an undergraduate program in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies are eligible for the tuition discount.

What is the definition of a "dependent"?

A dependent is any adult dependent (i.e. 24 years or older) who can be considered a legal dependent for financial aid purposes.

May this benefit be used with any other discount program offered by CCU?

Students who qualify for a tuition discount program at CCU are not eligible for the special active duty military tuition rate.

What if I’m not seeking a degree? Am I still eligible?

Yes, you do not have to be a degree-seeking student, but you will have to submit an application in order to qualify for the reduced tuition rate.

What proof do I need to provide that I am on active duty, a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or a dependent? Who do I give it to?

We cannot accept a photocopy of your military ID as confirmation of military status. The document that establishes military service status is the service member's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). No other documentation will be accepted for proof of military status.

Students can choose one of two methods to determine dependency status. Dependent students may either 1) submit a copy of their most recently filed Federal income tax form (just the 1040 form is sufficient) verifying legal dependency or 2) submit a copy of the service member's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) indicating "Spouse" in the Dependency block AND submit a copy of the student's marriage license. Further documentation may be required. Please submit to StudentPayments@ccu.edu or fax 303-963-3231.

When and how will I be able to verify that my actual tuition rate is the “military service member” rate quoted on the tuition page for my program of study?

After completing the CCU Course Registration process, you will be able to view your financial statement in Self-Service Student Finance.

What happens when I leave the service? Will my tuition rate change after I separate from the military?

After you separate, you are no longer eligible for the military tuition rate. You will be billed full tuition for all classes started after you separate. Service members are expected to notify CCU when they discharge.

If I run out of Tuition Assistance during the school year, will I still receive the reduced tuition rate for classes not covered by TA?

Yes, as long as you are still a military service member (active duty, Reserve or National Guard).

I didn’t know about the reduced military tuition rate at the time that I registered, and I was charged the regular rate. Can I get a refund for the difference?

Submit documentation verifying your eligibility for the special tuition rate for military service members to StudentPayments@ccu.edu. If you are eligible CCU will apply the reduced tuition rate which may result in a refund.

My maximum allowed TA is reached this fiscal year. Can I start taking classes at the reduced rate?

Yes. This tuition benefit is for a military service member and is not subject to the availability of the TA benefit.

I didn’t know about the reduced military tuition rate, and I had my TA Voucher created for the maximum TA amount and a TopUp for the difference — now what do I need to do? I already sent the TA Voucher to the VA (as my Ed Officer told me to do), so what do I do about the amount in excess of CCU's military tuition rate that was deposited into my account?

We recommend that you contact the VA. If they have not already processed your reimbursement, you might be able to “withdraw” your request for the Top-Up benefit.

Whose responsibility is it to update CCU’s records to show that I am a military service member and am entitled to a discount? I was told that I would only be charged the TA amount for my class — so I had my TA Voucher created for that amount — and now I’m getting charged more for the class.

The student is responsible to ensure that the military service member status is properly documented so that billing will be correct. To remedy this situation, call 303-963-3040 or e-mail StudentPayments@ccu.edu. A Service Central Service Specialist will be pleased to assist you.

Is this benefit retroactive for prior courses taken at CCU?

The reduced military tuition rate only applies to undergraduate level classes (with the exception of core pre-licensure Nursing courses) in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies beginning on or after August 22, 2005 for active duty, Reserves, and National Guard service members. The tuition benefit also applies to adult dependents enrolled in an undergraduate program (with the exception of core courses in the Pre-Nursing to BSN program) in our College of Adult and Graduate Studies beginning on or after August 22, 2005.

Where can I find more information on this special tuition rate and the process for receiving it?

Please call 303-963-3040 or e-mail StudentPayments@ccu.edu. A Service Central Service Specialist will be pleased to assist you.

I am a Reservist (or Guard member). Is this special tuition rate applicable to me and my dependents?

Yes, beginning January 1, 2012 members of the Reserves and National Guard are also eligible for the special military tuition rate offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Reserve and National Guard service members and their adult dependents enrolled in an undergraduate program in our College of Adult and Graduate Studies are eligible for CCU's special military tuition rate.

Who should I contact if my bill is incorrect?

Call 303-963-3040 or e-mail StudentPayments@ccu.edu. A Service Central Service Specialist will be pleased to assist you.

How does this rate affect tuition for online courses?

CCU's military tuition rate is the same whether a course is taken in a classroom or online. Under this policy only tuition is discounted, not course fees (e.g., technology fees, lab fees, etc.).

Is the application fee waived as part of this policy?

No, the military tuition discount applies to tuition only and does not affect the application fee.

Does this benefit apply to courses offered in CCU’s traditional undergraduate college (CUS)?

The reduced tuition rate for military service members applies only to adult undergraduate courses (with the exception of core pre-licensure Nursing courses) offered by CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

I receive the Post-9/11 VA benefit at the maximum rate. Am I eligible for the special military tuition rate?

Students receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the maximum benefit rate are not eligible for the active duty military tuition discount. Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, including Yellow Ribbon benefits, cover all 2018-19 tuition and fees.

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