Military BENEFIT OPPORTUNITIES AT Independence University

Take advantage of your military educational benefits

If you’re an active-duty service member, military spouse or dependent, you’ve earned the right to achieve your educational goals at a lower cost. At IU, we provide discounted tuition for qualifying military personnel and their families.*

As a veteran, active-duty servicemember, reservist, or military spouse, you’ve earned educational benefits through your service and sacrifices. Why not use these benefits to your full advantage? We’ll assist you in getting every dollar for which you qualify.

AVAILABLE MILITARY BENEFITS

At Independence University, we'll help you make a personalized financial aid plan that includes all the financial aid for which you may qualify. Listed below are just a few of the military benefits that could help you pay your tuition.

ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, OR RESERVES

  • Military tuition discounts
  • Top Up
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 1606: Selective Reserve Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Kickers and additional contributions

VETERANS

  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

MILITARY SPOUSES

  • Tuition assistance for military spouses
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA) Program
  • Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB) Post 9/11 Bill to Dependents
  • Fry Scholarship
  • Chapter 35 Survivor and Dependents Assistance

"I wasn’t a bad kid. I just thought I was either too stupid for college or I really didn’t care. After serving in the Air Force and Marines, I attended Independence University on the GI Bill. Now I’m working in education and running a $25 million grant. IU proved that getting my degree was the best investment I could make in myself, with the highest rate of return."

CD Breshears, graduate
MBA with an Entrepreneurship emphasis

MILITARY GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS

YOUR MILITARY SERVICE BRINGS EDUCATIONAL REWARDS

If you’ve gained some military experience, you, your spouse, or your dependents could be eligible for a grant or scholarship2 to help pay tuition. Combined with tuition assistance and other military benefits, these scholarships could enable you to enjoy considerable savings on your degree.

AVAILABLE MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS

If you qualify, you could use one of the following scholarships to help pay tuition for yourself or a dependent:

TRANSFER YOUR EXPERIENCE

GET CREDIT FOR COLLEGE and MILITARY EFFORTS

If you have qualifying credits from previous college attendance or qualifying military experience, you could save up to 75% of the time and cost of your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or up to 25% of your Master’s degree.

The following are examples of how you can earn college credit at Independence University and shorten the length of your program:

  • Credits from another college
  • DANTES
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Professional certifications
  • Competency examination

MILITARY FAQS

HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Does IU provide help for military issues?
Independence University's military admissions consultants are specially trained and uniquely qualified to understand your needs as a military student. Your team includes advisors with a thorough understanding of military, spouse, and dependent military financial aid.

What if I’m deployed?
IU coursework can deploy with you, in most cases. If you have special circumstances, accommodations can be made. Contact Student Services to make your request.

What if I serve in the Reserves or the Guard?
You could qualify for military tuition discounts. Get more information now by speaking with an IU military admissions consultant.

What if I’m employed by the DoD or the VA?
You can take advantage of military tuition discounts! Call IU now to find out more information at (800) 917-6391.