Military Education Benefits at CTU Aurora
Going back to school either as an active duty service member or as a veteran is a big decision. If you’re an active duty service member, you may be worried about how you’ll balance your education with your military responsibilities, especially if you’re deployed. Alternatively, if you're a veteran, you might be wondering whether you can leverage the many skills and experiences you've gained while serving your country to complete your degree quicker.
CTU Aurora is a proud military-supportive campus, and we value our relationship with active members of the military, veterans and their families. No matter where you are on your journey toward an academic degree, CTU is committed to helping you prepare to achieve your personal, professional and academic goals. Our classes are designed to provide the flexibility you may need to balance your education with your military duty and family responsibilities.
From financial aid to career services, CTU Aurora offers dedicated support to students in the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses. For example, you can work with select staff who specialize in military admissions and financial aid to explore specific grants and scholarship opportunities for the military community. We can also evaluate your military training and experience to determine your eligibility for transferring your qualifying experience into course credit.
At CTU Aurora, it’s important to us to support our military community in their academic pursuits. We have a dedicated team of Military Education Benefits Specialists available to help you pursue your available financial aid opportunities, including scholarships and grants. We also provide reduced tuition rates for active duty service members.
When you’re ready to apply to a degree program at CTU Aurora, your first step is to visit your Base Education Center and talk to an Education Service Officer (ESO). The ESO will provide you with the necessary paperwork to get started and give you preliminary information on tuition assistance and military education benefits.
Since 1965, it has been Colorado Technical University’s honor to support active duty military, veterans and their spouses in their post-secondary academic endeavors. We want our degree programs to be as flexible, accessible and rewarding for the military community. One of the ways we support this effort is by evaluating qualifying military experience for academic credit towards a degree. Called “transfer credits,” these credits can replace prerequisites or required courses in your degree program and may help you earn your degree faster.
CTU uses the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate transfer eligibility for all newly enrolled military students. To get started, members of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps can order a Joint Service Transcript (JST), and the Air Force issues its own transcript through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Once enrolled at CTU Aurora, our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) team will review your transcript to determine how many eligible transfer credits can be applied toward your degree requirements.
In addition, our Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Commitment means our PLA team will also conduct a thorough review of your MOS Codes to determine whether eligible credit for qualifying experience can be granted.
Military and Veteran Resource Community (MVRC) Tool
One of the numerous ways CTU Aurora assists members of the military is through our Military and Veteran Resource Community (MVRC) tool. This online platform connects the military student community with our numerous educational and professional resources including job fairs, employer information sessions and “interview days.” The platform also features video archives of past events held specifically for our military students as well as social media feeds such as Twitter.
Online Learning for Military Students
By providing students with the opportunity to learn from anywhere and at any time, online learning can offer members of the military and their spouses the chance to achieve their educational goals despite an unpredictable lifestyle. These programs are designed to empower students to pursue their degree at the pace and on a schedule that works best for them, so veterans may choose to pursue an online education as they transition back to civilian life. Our online degree programs are also eligible for the Post 9-11/GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Programs.
Advance Your Education
CTU Aurora recognizes the service that military members and their families have provided to our nation. In gratitude, we have created opportunities for active service members, veterans and their families to earn a college degree at a reduced cost and with greater convenience.
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