Education Benefits for Veterans and Retirees

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Veterans and Retirees Can Put Their Benefits to Work for Them

CCU understands the sacrifices veterans and retirees made and the dedication shown through their service. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers courses online,on site, and on base to provide veterans and retirees the learning options that work best for them.

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 most common education benefit for veterans and retirees is 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:

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.

Vocational Rehabilitation

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Veterans and Servicemembers to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. Learn more and apply for education and career counseling directly with the VA.

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).

Student veterans are required to submit transcripts detailing prior credits earned at previous institutions. Transcripts will be reviewed and records maintained on file to assess prior credit with CCU enrollment.

Transfer Credit Resources

Financial Aid and Tuition

Financial aid is available for most adults, even those seeking veterans education benefits, whether you are earning your associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree. Tuition varies by academic program. Visit our tuition page to find your program.

Military Course Locations

Colorado Christian University offers a variety of options for you as you earn your degree as a Veteran or retired military. 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.

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