2022 MilitarySupportiveColleges.com Select Schools – Southeast Region

The Most Military-Supportive Colleges in the VA Southeast District – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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The southeastern United States is home to more military installations than any other part of the country. If you’re in the service, there are good odds you will spend some time at one of them… a Coast Guard station watching out for mariners on the storm-tossed Gulf, one of the many Navy and Marine outposts along the Chesapeake, or a hopping Army training facility somewhere in the Carolinas.

The concentration of military bases in the South is a legacy going back to the Second World War. Warm temperatures allowed for year-round training for the flood of service members joining up in those years, while the Gulf coast provided safe harbors for Navy installations.

Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia are three of the top five states for the highest per capita distribution of troops stationed in the United States. That means that most service members will probably be stationed in this area for at least some of their term of service. Some of them decide to stick around. There’s something about the long leaf pines around Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, or the way the sunset gleams on the wave tops off NAS Pensacola that just makes you want to settle down here. And Southern hospitality, particularly for members of the military, is hard to leave behind!

There are plenty of legendary educational institutions around here too Vanderbilt, Campbellsville … military friendly schools with strong research and academic credentials, and an even stronger commitment to serving military affiliated students.

How We Identified the Most Military-Supportive Universities in the Southeastern U.S.

You deserve a school that goes out of its way to show respect for your military service; one that knows exactly how to put your education benefits to work to ensure you get the most from the benefits you’ve earned.

Every school listed here offers Yellow Ribbon program funding to every eligible applicant, and fully funds that program to cover all tuition over and above what your regular GI Bill® benefits cover.

This is something that opens up opportunities to attend elite private schools throughout the Southeast that might otherwise be out of reach for many service members.

But free tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program isn’t the only benefit theses schools offer. You’ll find they all go the extra mile to provide:

The fact that these schools don’t place caps on the tuition benefits they offer through the Yellow Ribbon offers an unparalleled opportunity to attend some of the most expensive schools in the country without spending a dime… while the other military friendly policies they have in place provide the kind of supportive environment that service members and vets deserve.

Learn more about our selection criteria for the military-supportive colleges that made this list.

Editor’s Choice for 2022: Top Picks for the Most Military-Supportive Colleges and Universities in the Southeastern U.S.

Explore Your Education Options by State

ALABAMA (Public)

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 
Tuscaloosa, AL

Website

university of alabama

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Communication & Information Sciences
  • College of Community Health Sciences
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • School of law
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $43,080 (in-state), $120,960 (out-of-state)

The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa always strives for excellence when it comes to military support, and its efforts have paid off. U.S. Veterans Magazine ranked UA as one of the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools in 2021! Convenient, online course options allow military-affiliated students to earn their undergraduate degree, regardless of their schedule or geographic location. Free application fees, free textbooks, and outstanding support and guidance through the Office for Veteran and Military Affairs, VetSuccess (staffed with a vocational rehabilitation counselor), and VITAL (hosted by the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center to provide quality care to student veterans) rounds out the top reasons why UA Tuscaloosa should be on your short list!

University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Birmingham, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing    
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $42,840 (in-state), $102,000 (out-of-state)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham rallies around its veteran students, providing them with unmatched support throughout their academic journey. AA Birmingham offers an outstanding selection of scholarship opportunities for military-affiliated students, along with valuable resources and services like disability services, academic counseling, and tutoring. Upon graduation, all student veterans receive a special red, white, and blue graduation cord, and a challenge coin if they graduate with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. The UAB Student Veterans also hosts a dinner for all graduating student veterans and their families.

University of South Alabama 
Mobile, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mitchell College of Business
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Computing
  • Honors College  

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $41,280 (in-state), $82,560 (out-of-state)

The University of South Alabama is proud to provide comprehensive and complete services and resources for military-affiliated students and their families. All service members, vets, and their families enjoy assistance through the Office of Veterans Affairs, which includes academic and financial assistance and help when navigating VA benefits. All students using VA educational benefits receive priority registration here! You’ll love the many on-campus organizations and clubs aimed specifically at the military student community, including Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE), a peer support group program that pairs new student veterans with peer advisors; the dedicated veteran’s resource and study rooms; and the Student Veterans of America, your chance to get involved with your fellow student vets. Check out the Physician Assistant program here – USA is dedicated to recruiting and accepting veterans into this program!

Troy University 
Dothan / Montgomery / Phenix City / Troy, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Communications & Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $46,560 (in-state), $93,120 (out-of-state)

Troy University boasts a long history of supporting our nation’s military! Since 1950, they have provided resources and services aimed at helping this unique student population succeed, including its presence on or near military installations worldwide and its outstanding selection of online learning programs. All active duty service members, reservists, and Guardsmen pay no application fees here, while their discounted tuition and flexible scheduling ensure military-affiliated students are fully supported. These are just a few of the reasons why Troy is recognized as a Best for Vets College by the Military Times! Check out Troy’s Interdisciplinary Studies program – designed with your individual career goals, skillsets, and prior military service in mind!

University of Alabama in Huntsville 
Huntsville, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Business Education
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Professional Studies
  • Science

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $38,880 (in-state), $88,560 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $1,080 below the state average for public schools!

The University of Alabama at Huntsville boasts a dedicated Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) office, so the moment you consider this university, you’ll be met with equal parts attention, courtesy, and responsiveness. The MVP staff supports students transitioning from the military and helps them navigate their VA educational benefits. Veterans here who are registered through the MVP Office enjoy priority registration, and they also have access to a new online tool, the VA Certification Program, which ensures their VA benefits are processed in a timely manner. Need additional support? The University of Alabama at Huntsville also offers a VA Work-Study program that boasts personalized assistance from a trained student in the MVP office… the Veterans Mentor a Charger Program, which partners veteran faculty or staff members with veteran and service member students… the Career Transition Program, which helps veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors prepare for employment beyond graduation… and the Family Assistance Program, which helps students with families locate employment opportunities, housing, daycare, and more.

Athens State University 
Athens, AL

Website

athens state university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $22,500 (in-state), $54,000 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $17,460 below the state average for public schools!

Athens State University helps our U.S. military from the start through their active-duty military discount that includes no charge for student fees. As a service member or veteran through Athens State, your previous military training and education may also allow you to earn college credit through the Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. We also love Athens because they offer the 100% online BS in Technical Education, Military Instructor program, which prepares students for careers in education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and nonprofit sectors. To qualify for this program, candidates must have prior military experience, training, or educational credit. You’ll always enjoy outstanding support and guidance through Athens State, thanks to a dedicated veterans affair office who’s there to ensure that you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to as an active-duty service member, veteran, reservist, Guardsman, or family member.

ALABAMA (Private)

Samford University 
Birmingham, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Divinity
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $146,880

Samford University understands the unique needs of our nation’s military, which is why it’s a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program and home to a full suite of services and resources that ensure military-affiliated students experience academic success. We also love the dedicated Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) program that’s offered through the Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing. This program, designed specifically for both active duty service members (and Guardsmen and reservists) and vets bridges the gap between military culture and today’s nursing industry and offers an accelerated pathway to a BSN that takes into account their prior military training and experience.

University of Mobile 
Mobile, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Alabama School of the Arts
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Health Professions
  • School of Business
  • Center for Christian Calling
  • School of Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $92,640

The University of Mobile is home to a comprehensive support system for its military-affiliated students that includes dedicated services and resources. Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty and staff are just some of the reasons why the University of Mobile provides the ideal learning environment for our nation’s military. It’s this supportive, engaging environment that allows UM to be recognized as a top school for vets. IN fact, it was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report!

Faulkner University 
Birmingham / Huntsville / Mobile / Montgomery, AL

Website

faulkner university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts and sciences
  • Biblical studies
  • Business and executive
  • Education
  • Health sciences
  • Faulkner Law

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $86,040

Faulkner University is fully committed to its support of our nation’s military, which is why it offers an undergrad military rate of just $250 per credit! An average class size of just 15, more than 60 on-campus majors and more than 23 online majors, and flexible, individualized learning experiences make Faulkner a clear choice for military students. Just some of the online bachelor’s degree programs here include Biblical Studies, Humanities, Business, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Human Resource Management!

Strayer University

Birmingham / Huntsville, AL

Website

strayer university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $59,160. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $9,600 below the state average for private schools!

Strayer University’s commitment to our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families is unwavering – their Veteran Support Team is there to help you navigate your VA and GI Bill® benefits and find a program that’s right for you. From finding ways to save on tuition to helping you complete the paperwork necessary to receive your benefits, the Veteran Support Team will guide you throughout your educational journey. But that’s not all. Choose Strayer and you may be eligible for additional assistance through their Strayer Military Scholarship or through one of their many other military scholarships designed for military spouses. And you can earn college credit here for your prior military training and education!

Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

Website

amridge university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Business and Leadership
  • College of General Studies
  • School of Education and Human Services
  • Turner School of Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $45,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $23,760 below the state average for private schools!

Amridge University is there to help you pay for your college education. Offering outstanding discounted tuition rates for both active service members, military spouses, and veterans, along with no comprehensive fee in addition to your VA and GI Bill® benefits, Amridge provides unmatched financial support! Active service members will also appreciate Amridge’s 100% online programs that feature no campus requirements. Earn your degree anywhere, anytime it’s convenient for you! This commitment to distance learning ensures that today’s military service members and veterans receive the best online learning experience every time.

Heritage Christian University

Florence, AL

Website

heritage christian university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Languages

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $40,560. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $28,200 below the state average for private schools!

Heritage Christian University’s commitment to our nation’s military is clear from the get-go. HCU signed on with the VA’s Principles of Excellence to ensure outstanding resources and support for students using veterans’ benefits and to remove the barriers that impede their progress as they transition from military life to college life. And through their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers all tuition costs not covered by the GI Bill® (for those qualifying for maximum benefits), you’ll never need to worry about affording private school tuition.

Columbia College Redstone Arsenal 
Redstone Arsenal, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Education
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & Criminal Justice
  • Language & Communication Studies     Nursing
  • Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Human Services
  • Visual Arts & Music

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $45,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $23,760 below the state average for private schools!

Columbia College Redstone Arsenal doesn’t just say they support our military – they put their money where their mouth is. As of Fall 2021, they extended their reduced military tuition rates and additional benefits to spouses and dependents of currently service members and CC-affiliated military installation employees, their spouses, and dependents. But that’s not all… service members, veterans, and dependents are eligible for a number of exciting scholarships, including the Brigadier General Charles McGee Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship for veterans or veteran dependents, and the Ousley Family Veterans Scholarship, a $500 award for veterans or veteran dependents. Many other scholarships are available to service members or specific military installations such as Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Sill, and Fort Stewart. In fact, Columbia College is affiliated with dozens of military installations across the country! And Columbia College also awards service members and veterans college credits for their previous service through the Military Experience (ME) credit. Support here is unmatched, too, thanks to the Ousley Family Veterans Service Center, a virtual resource that includes a military chat option to answer all your military-related questions and a webinar series that covers many topics of interest to military and veteran students.

Columbia Southern University 
Orange Beach, AL

Website

columbia southern university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Criminal justice
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire science
  • General studies
  • Health
  • Homeland security
  • Human resources
  • IT
  • Military studies
  • Occupational safety and health/environmental management
  • Psychology
  • Public administration / emergency services management

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $28,200. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $40,560 below the state average for private schools!

Columbia Southern University delivers on their promise to support our military’s service members and veterans through their Veterans Flexible Enrollment program. This program allows you to work at your own pace within set start and end dates. It’s flexibility and convenience at its finest! No login times and your choice of 11 term start dates per year makes Columbia Southern University a top choice for today’s military members. Here, you’ll have access to a dedicated Military Support Group that works one-on-one with military students to ensure they achieve their academic goals and the full support of the university throughout their academic journey. CSU’s commitment to our nation’s military includes several academic advisors with prior military service who can help you navigate VA and GI Bill® benefits.

ARKANSAS (Public)

University of Arkansas 
Little Rock, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Business, Health, and Human Services
  • College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $38,160 (in-state), $87,120 (out-of-state)

The University of Arkansas is where you’ll find superb support for its student military community! Head to the Military Student Success Center, which services more than 700 active duty, reservists, Guardsmen, vets, and their family members, and you’ll find a supportive atmosphere where you can learn about available resources and services, relax, and connect with your peers. UA Little Rock’s commitment to its student military community has earned it recognition as a Purple Heart University! Just some of the superb services and resources available to military-affiliated students here include the Students Associated with the Military (SAM), a social network for UA Little Rock students associated with the military, and the UA Little Rock MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program), a peer mentoring program for student vets.

Southern Arkansas University 
Magnolia, AR

Website

southern arkansas university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Continuing Education
  • Education & Human Performance
  • Graduate Studies
  • Honors College
  • Liberal & Performing Arts
  • Science & Engineering

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $27,000 (in-state), $47,880 (out-of-state)

Southern Arkansas University is home to everything today’s military-affiliated students need to succeed! The Veterans Resource Office is where you’ll find the support and resources to achieve your academic goals, ease the transition from military to college, and navigate the financial resources available to you, including VA benefits. If you’re an active duty service member or vet, you’ll automatically pay in-state tuition rates here!

Arkansas State University Mid-South 
West Memphis, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • MSCC
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Business/Computer Science/Math
  • Liberal Arts/Teacher Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $13,800 (in-state), $18,600 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $12,480 below the state average for public schools!

Arkansas State University Mid-South is committed to providing today’s service members, veterans, and their families with the highest level of support and resources that include advising and registration support, peer tutoring, career exploration and development resources, and financial aid and military benefits assistance. At Arkansas State University Mid-South, you’re never alone on your educational journey! The school’s flexible courses, many of which are offered in a hybrid or fully online format, are ideally designed for today’s active duty military members. In fact, many of the programs here are offered completely online!

ARKANSAS (Private)

Harding University 
Searcy, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Allied Health
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Bible & Ministry
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Sciences
  • Honors
  • Harding Online
  • University College

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $90,000

Harding University’s selection of online bachelor’s degrees makes it a shoo-in for convenience and flexibility! Choose the BA in Bible and Ministry (adult completion) program or the Accelerated BSN and you’ll enjoy the accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s you’ve been searching for! Or choose one of the many on-campus programs and take advantage of the school’s intimate, student-centered learning environment. Did you know that your prior military training and experience may earn you college credits here toward your bachelor’s degree? Harding’s focus on student success and outstanding student engagement has long earned it recognition from esteemed publications like the Princeton Review, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, College Factual, and more!

Central Baptist College 
Conway, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business
  • Bible
  • Communication
  • Education
  • General Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Literature & Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Kinesiology
  • Orientation
  • Social Studies
  • Math & Science

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $63,600. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $3,120 below the state average for private schools!

Central Baptist College has worked alongside the nation’s armed forces branches for many years to ensure that active service members and veterans receive the best support as they pursue their educational goals. On-campus, hybrid, and online courses and programs, 5 or 16-week courses, and day or night on-campus courses ensure the best in flexibility and convenience for students here. And for veterans not using VA or GI Bill® benefits, Central Baptist College offers a 25% discount on tuition. For service members called to active duty service Central Baptist College has a flexible leave policy that includes a refund of all tuition and fees.

FLORIDA (Public)

Florida State University 
Tallahassee / Panama City, FL

Website

florida state university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Applied Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Communication and Information
  • College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • College of Education
  • FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Motion Picture Arts
  • College of Music
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • College of Social Work
  • Dedman College of Hospitality
  • Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship 

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $25,920 (in-state), $86,520 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $10,680 below the state average for public schools!

FSU is where service members and veterans alike enjoy outstanding support and in-state tuition, regardless of their location! Out-of-state tuition waivers are extended to service members, veterans, reservists, and Guardsmen, as well as any veteran-dependents using VA educational benefits. You’ll also love the Veteran’s BS in Nursing – it builds upon your previous experience and training in the military to provide you with advanced academic standing! But there’s more – FSU is home to more than 20 dedicated military scholarships and a Strategies for Veteran Success course, which prepares you to make the transition from solider to student.

FLORIDA (Private)

Rollins College 
Winter Park, FL

Website

rollins college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Hamilton Holt School

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $224,400

Rollins College is where you’ll find solid liberal arts bachelor’s degree programs in a military-supportive environment. For more than 135 years, Rollins has worked tirelessly to produce the next generation of leaders and changemakers, and its flexible, innovative programs reflect this effort. You’ll love Rollins’ unique mentorship model, which supplies all students with a community of mentors who are committed to your success. This trailblazing model of education has resulted in an impressive record of academic success that includes a 97% employment rate among grads just 12 months after graduation!

University of Miami 
Coral Gables, FL

Website

university of miami

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Miami Herbert Business School
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering      
  • School of Law
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • Frost School of Music
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies    

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $221,760

The University of Miami has long been committed to meeting the academic and financial needs of service members, veterans, and their families. In addition to being a proud Yellow Ribbon Program partner, the University of Miami offers a convenient and flexible academic pathway through their UOnline platform. This fully online learning platform allows military-affiliated students to earn their bachelor’s degree from anywhere in the world! Dedicated military enrollment advisors are there to guide and assist you from enrollment to graduation and beyond!

Florida Technical College 
Deland / Kissimmee / Lakeland / Pembroke Pines, FL

Website

florida technical college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Beauty
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality
  • Spanish Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Hybrid Programs
  • FTC Continuing Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $215,160

For more than 35 years, Florida Technical College has been providing its military-affiliated student community with unmatched support and guidance! More than 20 undergraduate programs ensure you’ll find a degree that best matches your career goals and interests, while its focused learning approach, which includes taking one class at a time, is ideal for today’s busy military students. You’re also sure to love the flexible class times that include both day and evening classes and the supportive environment that features small class sizes for the best in individualized attention. Choose an online program for maximum flexibility and convenience, or choose from one of the school’s convenient locations in Orlando, Lakeland, Kissimmee, DeLand, South Miami, Pembroke, Pines, or Tampa!

Beacon College 
Leesburg, FL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Anthrozoology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Human Services
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Studio Arts

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $185,640

Since its founding in 1989, Beacon College has been committed to accommodating students in a supportive learning environment. Today, this commitment to top-notch student support continues, with top-notch academic and personal supports services ensuring that today’s military students have everything they need to succeed. In addition to a resource-rich learning environment, which has long attracted students with disabilities and other special needs, Beacon College boasts an outstanding selection of majors and minors like computer information systems, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, education, human services, and studio arts.

Jacksonville University 
Jacksonville, FL

Website

jacksonville university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Science
  • College of Arts and Sciences/Education
  • Business
  • School of Aviation (Mgt)

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $174,120

Jacksonville University Veterans and Military Resource Center is part of the university’s dedication to its military-affiliated students. Here, military-affiliated students get help with admissions and academics and are guided and supported as they transition from military to college life. Other military-dedicated resources here include career assistance services. And Jacksonville is a founding member of the Northeast Florida Military Veteran College Network, which brings together partners in academia and at military installations to provide the best educational experience for military students and their families. This is why Jacksonville University has been heralded by U.S. News & World Report for having one of the most military friendly colleges campuses in the nation!

Miami International University of Art and Design 
Miami, FL

Website

miami international university of art and design

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Visual design
  • Interior design
  • Marketing
  • Animation and effects
  • Film and production
  • Fashion

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $103,560

The Miami International University of Art and Design serves as a military-inclusive school that boasts plentiful educational opportunities for service members, veterans, and their families. Whether you are active service member or a veteran looking to transition to a new career, the Miami International University of Art and Design has the program for you in the visual, creative, applied, or culinary arts! Flexible learning options that you include your choice of on-campus or online programs are ideally designed for the needs of today’s military students. And your real-life experiences and military training can earn you college credit here! Their support for our nation’s military also includes a 10% tuition discount for active duty service members (and their spouses), veterans, reservists, and Guardsmen!

Ave Maria University 
Ave Maria, FL

Website

ave maria university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • American studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Catechetics
  • Catholic studies
  • Classics and early Christian literature
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Elementary education
  • Environmental science
  • Exercise physiology
  • Finance
  • Global affairs and international business
  • Health science
  • History
  • Humanities and liberal studies
  • Literature
  • Managerial economics and strategic analysis
  • Marine biology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political economy and government
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $100,680

Ave Maria University is home to no less than 30 majors and minors… an undergraduate student body of just over 1,200… a learning environment that’s rooted in the Catholic tradition (about 95% of the population here is Catholic) … and a military-supportive environment that includes participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Counseling services, academic resources, and adaptive resources are just some of the supports offered here to help ensure academic success!

International College of Health Sciences 
Boynton Beach, FL

Website

international college of health sciences

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)  

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $72,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $28,440 below the state average for private schools!

Service members and veterans alike are sure to appreciate what the International College of Health Sciences has to offer! The RN to BSN here is approved for veterans training and comes complete with assistance through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers all tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t (for those qualifying for maximum benefits). You’re also love the outstanding guidance and support offered through the Office of Career Services.

Full Sail University 
Winter Park, FL

Website

full sail university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Film & Television
  • Games
  • Media & Communications
  • Music & Recording
  • Sports Technology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $69,960. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $30,480 below the state average for private schools!

Full Sail University’s military benefits include unlimited participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a dedicated military admissions team, and an accelerated degree that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in just 2-3 years instead of 4-5 years. This different approach to education is particularly aligned to the busy lives of our nation’s military and their desire for career-focused programs. Your bachelor’s degree at Full Sail is like any other bachelor’s degree and includes the same number of credits; however, thanks to the accelerated pace of a Full Sail degree, you can expect to earn your bachelor’s degree in about half the time of a traditional bachelor’s degree. Degree programs here start monthly, so you can begin your education sooner than you think! And to better accommodate the needs of today’s service members and veterans, tuition here is locked for the duration of your program and all books and supplies are included with the tuition!

Johnson University  
Kissimmee, FL

Website

johnson university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bible and Theology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration/MBA 4+1 Program
  • Elementary Education K-6 with Endorsements in ESOL and Reading
  • Intercultural Commerce
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Missions
  • Musical Arts
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Leadership
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Visual Media Production and Design (BFA)
  • Worship Leadership

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $69,480 ($54,000 online). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $30,960 ($46,440 online) below the state average for private schools!

Johnson University’s dedication to our nation’s military is solid and unwavering. Their VA certifying official is there to provide academic and financial guidance to military-affiliated students, so you’ll always feel supported as you navigate everything from your VA benefits to your class scheduling. Johnson University also boasts a flexible learning environment that’s decidedly military-centric. Choose online or on-campus study – the choice is yours!

Florida National University 
Hialeah / Miami, FL

Website

florida national university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Finance
  • Health Services Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy (BS-RRT)
  • BS in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Legal Studies

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $66,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $34,440 below the state average for private schools!

Florida National University shows its support for our nation’s military through a preferred tuition rate, career-focused degree programs, and flexible learning environments! If you’re an active duty solider, Guardsman, a reservist, veteran, or spouse, you’ll enjoy a tuition rate of just $250 per credit! You’ll also enjoy FNU’s flexible learning environment that features accelerated, 16-week semesters that are divided into two, eight-week terms. Year-round courses mean you’ll graduate faster, and a focus on hands-on training ensures you’ll have the skills today’s employers demand!

ECPI University 
Lake Mary, FL

Website

ecpi university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber and Information Security Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Forensics Technology
  • Mobile Development
  • Mechatronics
  • Software Development
  • Web Design and Development      
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology    
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics (ESET)

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $62,760. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $37,680 below the state average for private schools!

ECPI University offers service members and veterans the opportunity to study wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for them through a blend of online, on-campus, and hybrid courses. In addition to 16 college locations, ECPI also has classrooms located on or close by select military bases, so earning your degree has never been more convenient or more accessible! You’ll always feel supported here, thanks to dedicated assistance from the school’s executive director of military education – he’s a retired Navy captain who works closely with faculty and staff to ensure that the needs of military students are always met. And if you’re active duty military or reservist and you’re using Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits, you may also be eligible for ECPI’s Active Duty Military Scholarship, which awards a reduced tuition rate of just $250 per credit! Active duty and reservist spouses are eligible for a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit for online courses.

Millennia Atlantic University 
Doral, FL

Website

millenia atlantic university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • BS Business Administration
  • BS Human Resource Management  

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $56,760. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $43,680 below the state average for private schools!

Millennia Atlantic University offers today’s military with real-world, career-focused programs in a student-oriented, supportive learning environment. Other support services provided here that service members and vets are sure to appreciate include peer tutoring, career placement assistance, and career exploration and preparation tools.

South University 
Royal Palm Beach / Tampa, FL

Website

south university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business & Technology
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $56,400. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $46,360 below the state average for private schools!

South University understands and appreciates the needs of our military, which is why they offer this unique student population the opportunity to turn their military experience and education into college credits. They also offer scholarship opportunities for military personnel, veterans, and active duty spouses. South’s Military Tuition Scholarship awards a reduced tuition rate of just $250 per undergraduate credit for eligible active duty, reservists, and Guardsmen! And veterans and spouses of active duty service members receive 10% off the cost of tuition! Whether you’re interested in on-campus or online study, South has what you need to succeed!

Asa College 
Orlando / Melbourne, FL

Website

asa college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts and sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering and technology
  • Legal studies
  • Health disciplines
  • Nursing

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $43,800. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $56,640 below the state average for private schools!

Asa College is proud to offer exciting and accessible educational programs for our U.S. Armed Forces. Just some of the benefits of choosing Asa as a service member or veteran include dedicated counseling and support services, special classroom and disability assistance, academic support centers, online learning opportunities, and dedicated scholarships and grants. These are just a few of the reasons why GI Jobs Magazine ranks it among the top 16% Military Friendly schools in the nation!

GEORGIA (Private)

Lagrange College 
Lagrange, GA

Website

lagrange college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics and Sciences
  • Nursing

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $128,040

Lagrange College’s undergraduate offerings are ideally designed for today’s military student. With more than 113 classes offered fully or partially online and more than 50 academic programs that come complete with small class sizes and a dedicated faculty, you’re sure to find a program that meets your specific needs at Lagrange. We also love the placement rate here – 85% of the 2021 class was either in graduate school or employed by graduation day! Need additional help transitioning from the military life to college life? You’ll love Lagrange’s Tutoring Center and its PACE (Panther Academic Center for Excellence) Center, which is home to a network of mentors who will help you navigate college life and provide you with the academic support you need to succeed.

American Intercontinental University 
Atlanta, GA

Website

american intercontinental university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Criminal justice
  • Design
  • Education
  • Healthcare management
  • IT

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $57,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $16,920 below the state average for private schools!

American Intercontinental University’s commitment to our nation’s military comes in strong with a 45% reduced tuition rate for all active military undergraduate students and outstanding grant and scholarship programs for active-duty military service members, veterans, and their families! These include an AIU Veterans Grant of up to $1,500 and an AIU Military Spouse Grant (for active-duty and drilling service members) of up to 10% off tuition! Online or on-campus, you’ll enjoy outstanding support and guidance as you navigate your educational journey at AIU as a service member or veteran.

Thomas University 
Thomasville, GA

Website

thomas university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Administration
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Creative Technologies Criminal Justice  
  • Education
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Justice Administration
  • Law Enforcement
  • Liberal Studies
  • Literature and Media
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Natural Resources and Conservation Management
  • Nursing RN- BSN       

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $54,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $19,920 below the state average for private schools!

Thomas University offers the practical learning that today’s military students demand! Case in point – their Practical Cybersecurity & IT Administration class features robust, hands-on learning in an online format. Certification training here is aligned with industry-specific best practices, the DoD Directive 8570, and military COOL programs for all branches of the armed forces. Choose Thomas and you’ll also enjoy outstanding support services through the Veteran Career and Transition Services Center and a superb undergraduate tuition rate of just $250 per credit!

KENTUCKY (Public)

Eastern Kentucky University 
Richmond, KY

Website

eastern kentucky university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • EKU-eCampus
  • Business
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Services Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Instructional Design and Learning Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Safety and Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paralegal Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sport Management

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $50,040

Eastern Kentucky’s selection of online undergraduate programs are just what today’s military students are looking for! Best of all, whether you’re a service member, vet, or a dependent of one, you’ll have access to the best resources and support through EKU’s VETS|Ready program. This innovative program is home to a dedicated VETS|Ready team who ensures you’re taking full advantage of your VA benefits; earning credits for your prior military training and experience; and finding an online program that works best for your schedule and meets your career goals. All active duty service members here enjoy a reduced tuition rate of just $250 per credit, and all GI Bill eligible students enjoy in-state tuition rates!

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Greens, KY

Website

western kentucky university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Business
  • Ogden College of Science & Engineering
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • Mahurin Honors College

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $43,920 (in-state), $108,000 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $3,120 below the state average for public schools!

Western Kentucky University is committed to the success of its military-affiliated students. Its mission to provide personalized support to all service members, veterans, and their dependents includes free textbooks through Textbooks For Troops; superb guidance and support through Military Student Services; course credit for previous military experience and training; and a special undergraduate tuition rate of just $250 for active-duty, reservists, and Guardsmen. Support for military students doesn’t get any better than that!

KENTUCKY (Private)

Campbellsville University 
Campbellsville, KY

Website

campbellsville university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Economics and Technology
  • School of Education
  • School of Chiropractic
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • Online Education
  • Carver School of Social Work
  • School of Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $102,360

Campbellsville University is home to exciting programs and resources for our nation’s military students! All active duty service members, Guardsmen, and reservists enjoy a reduced tuition rate of just $250 per credit hour, and all military-affiliated students enjoy an outstanding selection of resources and services that include scholarship opportunities, financial aid opportunities, and dedicated organizations. Plus, Campbellsville University is home to an exciting selection of fully online degree programs that make earning your degree easier and more convenient than ever – regardless of where you’re stationed!

Daymar College Bowling Green 
Bowling Green, KY

Website

daymar college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Health & Wellness
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $67,080. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $27,120 below the state average for private schools!

Daymar College Bowling Green boasts everything today’s military students are looking for! Small class sizes… day, evening, and online classes… career-focused educational programs… an excellent selection of military grants… and options to earn college credit for your previous military education and experience. Since 1963, Daymar College has been providing exciting career training. Today, programs in business, healthcare, computer networking, criminal justice, dental, billing & coding, and more are offered both on-campus and online for the best is accessibility and convenience for military-affiliated students.

LOUISIANA (Public)

Louisiana State University Shreveport 
Shreveport, LA

Website

louisiana state university shreveport

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $22,080 (in-state), $74,760 (out-of-state). Only public institution in Louisiana accepting Yellow Ribbon Program benefits

LSU Shreveport confirms its commitment to military students through its Veterans Resource Center… its special accommodations for military families… its online degree options… and its outstanding selection of support services. The school’s Career Services also equips service members and veteran students with tools to help them achieve real-world success upon graduation, and the Student Success Center arms students with the personal and academic skills they need to become independent, lifelong learners.

LOUISIANA (Private)

Centenary College of Louisiana 
Shreveport, LA

Website

centenary college of louisiana

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Arts Program
  • Cross-Disciplinary Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Museum Management
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Trek
  • Wellness and Athletics

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $155,280

Centenary College of Louisiana is where you’ll find an academically supportive environment that includes top-notch military benefits. Small class sizes (it boasts a low, student-to-faculty ratio of just 9:1), a dedicated faculty, and recognition as a top college in the nation – it’s Louisiana’s only Tier One National Liberal Arts College – make Centenary a sure bet for military-affiliated students. You’re also sure to appreciate Centenary’s exciting selection of majors and minors that allow you to design a program that’s uniquely you.

MISSISSIPPI (Public)

Mississippi State University 
Mississippi State, MS

Website

mississippi state university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture Art and Design
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Forest Resources
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Engineering

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $36,480 (in-state), $99,120 (out-of-state)

Mississippi State University’s online student support services ensure that military students receive the best dedicated resources and services as they work toward their academic goals! On-campus, the GV “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans is the hub for unparalleled educational, transitional, and personal support. More than 3,000 student veterans, service members, and dependents use the Center to process their educational benefits! Not using VA benefits? The Center is still your place to go to learn more about non-resident tuition waivers and exciting scholarship opportunities. All Mississippi National Guard service members enjoy free tuition through the Bulldog Free Tuition Program, too!

University of Mississippi 
University, MS

Website

university of mississippi

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • School of Health Related Professions
  • Health Sciences Graduate School
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Journalism & New Media
  • Honors College
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Education
  • School of Pharmacy     

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $36,240 (in-state), $105,120 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $120 below the state average for public schools!

The University of Mississippi offers unparalleled academic and personal support and services through the Veteran & Military Services office within the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience. All military-affiliated students here enjoy early priority registration and college credit for prior military training and experience, too, so you can be assured you’ll receive the finest support and guidance throughout your academic journey. It’s little wonder why Old Miss was named an Unlimited Yellow Ribbon School and a Purple Heart Campus!

NORTH CAROLINA (Private)

Barton College 
Wilson, NC

Website

barton college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Allied Health and Sport Studies
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Nursing
  • Sciences
  • Visual
  • Performing
  • and Communication Arts 

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $133,680

Barton College is home to top-notch academic programs, a dedicated faculty, and the personalized attention that makes it a winner for military-affiliated students. Outstanding support services and resources through the Georgia Brewer Campion Center for Academic Success and convenient and flexible Professional Studies programs that feature your choice of online, evening, and/or weekend courses round out the perks of being a military student at Barton.

William Peace University 
Raleigh, NC

Website

william peace university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Leadership and Management Studies
  • Arts Administration
  • Biology
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Middle School Education
  • Business Analytics
  • Musical Theatre
  • Chemistry
  • Political Science
  • Communication
  • Pre-Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Religion
  • English
  • Simulation and Game Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Elementary Education + Special Education
  • Esports and Gaming Administration
  • Sport and Fitness Studies
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Sport Management
  • Forensic Science
  • Theatre
  • History and American Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Writing
  • Interactive Design

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $130,200

William Peace University doesn’t just say they’re military supportive, they prove it daily with a superb array of services that are sure to please. In addition to VA-dedicated support and resources, all active duty service members and veterans here pay no application fee or enrollment deposit! Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, William Peace’s undergraduate programs include a nice array of majors and minors, along with Accelerated Professional Studies Degree Programs for working adults.

South College 
Asheville, NC

Website

south college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • School of Business
  • School of Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Physical Therapy
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Allied Health
  • Ministry
  • School of Legal Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $83,760. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $9,000 below the state average for private schools!

South College helps military students from the moment they enroll to the time they graduate. Support for the military community here includes providing guidance as you select your program of study; converting your military experience and training into college credits; maximizing your military benefits; and addressing any specific issues you may have. Plus, all veterans, service members, and their eligible dependents are eligible for the Military Student Grant that pays up to $1,000 per term beyond what VA benefits cover. Whether online or on-campus, South College has the program today’s military students need to succeed!

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 
Fayetteville, NC

Website

embry riddle

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Applied science
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Computers and technology
  • Engineering
  • Security Intelligence and safety
  • Space

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $55,800. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $36,960 below the state average for private schools!

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is fully committed to our nation’s military. In fact, it was ranked among the top in the nation for its online bachelor’s programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report in 2021! Its longstanding relationship with the U.S. military includes outstanding educational support to nearly 100 military bases, thereby allowing service members to achieve their educational goals regardless of where their military careers take them! Superb partnerships with the Community College of the Air Force and the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program for Transitioning Military and options to study online have allowed Embry Riddle to remain a leader in military education since 1970!

SOUTH CAROLINA (Public)

Lander University 
Greenwood, SC

Website

lander university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate & Online Studies
  • College of Science & Mathematics
  • School of Nursing
  • The Honors College

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $46,800 (in-state), $85,200 (out-of-state)

Lander University is proud of its dedication to its military students, and it shows. In fact, if you’re an active duty service member, Guardsman, reservist, or dependent of one, you’ll enjoy a reduced tuition rate of just $250 per credit hour! As a military-affiliated student, you’re sure to enjoy the student-centered learning model here that features small class sizes and personalized attention from a dedicated faculty. But don’t mistaken the small size of this institution for a lack of academic rigor. In fact, as a student here, you’ll have your choice of more than 90 areas of study for a truly personalized course of undergraduate education!

Troy University 
Sumter, SC

Website

troy university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Communications & Fine Arts
  • College of Education    
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $46,560 (in-state), $93,120 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $1,760 below the state average for public schools!

Troy University has earned recognition as a top school for online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s no surprise! In addition to the school’s excellent selection of online and on-campus programs, military students here may earn college credits for their prior military experience and education (earn up to 18 semester hours toward a Military Operations minor or 34 semester hours toward the AS in General Education). Other Troy degree programs designed to build upon your previous military training include the Bachelor of Applied Science, the Bachelor of Occupational Education, and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. You’ll feel good about choosing a college that’s been working with military service members, veterans, and their families since 1950!

University of South Carolina Beaufort 
Beaufort, SC

Website

university of south carolina beaufort

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Academic innovation
  • Business & communication studies
  • Computer science & mathematics
  • Education
  • English & fine arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Humanities & social sciences
  • USCB natural sciences
  • Nursing
  • Public health & human services

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $41,400 (in-state), $85,560 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $3,480 below the state average for public schools!

The University of South Carolina Beaufort comes in strong with an active duty military rate of just $250 per credit! Their 100% online BA degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Hospitality Management, and History and their BS degrees in Human Services and Public Health offer outstanding convenience and flexibility to busy military students. And for students who have some earned college credit but haven’t completed their degree, they offer a nice selection of bachelor’s degree completion programs!

SOUTH CAROLINA (Private)

Newberry College 
Newberry, SC

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts and communication
  • Business administration
  • Humanities
  • Military science leadership
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Online programs
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Sciences and mathematics
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Sport professions
  • Teacher education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $105,360

Newberry College doesn’t disappoint when it comes to academic excellence. In fact, this school has earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the South in 2021! For military students with a laser focus on earning a degree that will translate into exciting professional opportunities, this is great news. Newberry’s student-centered learning environment that features a low, 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and its fantastic selection of 37 majors and host of online degree completion programs are also sure to please today’s demanding military students! Choose from online criminal justice, psychology, respiratory therapy, and RN-BSN programs and get started on the path to a new career!

Columbia International University 
Columbia, SC

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Intercultural Studies
  • John and Lyn Cook School of Business
  • Seminary and School of Ministry

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $102,480

Columbia International University enjoys consistent recognition among the top institutions for veterans, and it’s clear why! Choose Columbia International and you’re prior military training and experience can translate into college credit! You’re also sure to love their student-centered learning environment that comes complete with small class sizes and a low, 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and their outstanding alumni network that numbers more than 24,000. A nice selection of 24 undergraduate majors and convenient online programs round out the attractive offerings of Columbia International. Their fully online programs in areas like business administration, healthcare administration, and human services are a great fit for today’s busy military students! And for a limited time, active duty service members, vets, and their spouses pay just $250 per semester credit when they enroll in CIU’s AA in Business or BS in Business!

Charleston Southern University 
Charleston, SC

Website

charleston southern university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Adult and professional studies
  • Business
  • Christian studies
  • Education
  • Health sciences
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Nursing
  • Science and mathematics

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $59,040. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $19,800 below the state average for private schools!

Charleston Southern University has been working with military students and their families for over 40 years! Military students here enjoy unparalleled guidance and support through the school’s Veteran Services office, outstanding affordability through discounted tuition rates, and a quiet space to relax and study in the Veteran’s Lounge. Veteran-specific counseling services ensure you’ll have everything you need for academic success!

TENNESSEE (Public)

Tennessee Technological University 
Cookeville, TN

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Agriculture and Human Ecology
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $42,120 (in-state), $58,920 (out-of-state)

Tennessee Technological University is home to a comprehensive Department of Military and Veteran Affairs that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to providing its military-affiliated student community with outstanding resources and services! As a military student here, you’ll also enjoy use of the Eagle’s Wing Veterans Center, which serves as a dedicated place to relax, study, and connect with your military student peers. And if you’re looking for more ways to connect with your fellow military peers, you’ll love the campus chapter of the Student Veterans Organization. Choose Tennessee Tech and you’ll be part of one of the best universities in the nation that’s earned national recognition by esteemed publications like U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review!

East Tennessee State University 
Johnson City, TN

Website

east tennessee state university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Clemmer College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $38,640 (in-state), $53,880 (out-of-state)

East Tennessee State University has everything today’s military students are looking for – and more! All GI Bill® recipients enjoy in-state tuition rates, and all veterans and military-affiliated students enjoy priority registration. East Tennessee State is also home to STRIVE, a free entrepreneurship training program for veterans, reservists, and Guardsmen who are interested in launching their own business, and SALUTE, the first national academic honor society for student veterans and active duty military. And East Tennessee State’s Military Affiliated Student Resource Center is where you’ll find a relaxing place to study and connect with your peers.

University of Memphis 
Memphis, TN

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Communication and Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Professional & Liberal Studies
  • Business & Economics
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality & Resort Management
  • Nursing
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Public Health
  • Helen Hardin Honors College

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $33,360 (in-state), $62,880 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $3,360 below the state average for public schools!

The University of Memphis is proud of its longstanding legacy of providing veterans and military families with superior support. Here, military students enjoy dedicated support services and resources through the Veterans & Military Student Services office, while the Veterans Educational Benefits & Certification office is there to ensure military students are taking full advantage of their military benefits. All military-affiliated students here also encouraged to take advantage of the University of Memphis’ veteran and military resources and services, including spouses and children.