National Guard Education Benefits

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Continue Your Education While Serving in the National Guard

National Guard members balance the rigors of life with service to their community and country on a daily basis. CCU offers courses online, on site, and on base to allow the men and women who serve options for their education that work for them. Explore CCU's National Guard college benefits including special tuition rates and programs designed specifically for national guard members and their families.

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.

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

Tuition Assistance Information

Each branch of the US Armed Forces maintains their individual tuition assistance policies within the limits of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security voluntary education guidelines. CCU provides general TA information for each branch, but you should always consult your local military Education Center for specific TA information, policies, and procedures.

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 SFB, Colorado Springs, CO
US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Buckley SFB, Aurora, CO

Regional Centers

Colorado Springs, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Lakewood, CO


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

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 the National Guard are the Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) and Post-9/11 (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 1606 – Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

The Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, the Air National Guard and the Army National Guard education benefits.

Chapter 33 – Post-9/11

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

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.

Contact us if you have additional questions about National Guard tuition assistance and other National Guard education benefits, or click the link below to apply today.

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