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Military Benefits & Financial Aid

As a member of the military community, there are a variety of ways for you to finance your education. At CTU, we are committed to assisting you in obtaining the military education benefits for which you qualify. CTU's Military Education Benefits Specialists work with service members, veterans and their spouses, and are well-versed in education benefits procedures.

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Reduced Military Tuition Rates

Active duty, Reserve, National Guard and eligible spouses receive a reduced rate.

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Active, Guard & Reserve

There are a variety of benefits available to you so you can earn your degree while you serve.

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Spouses of active service members are offered a reduced tuition rate.

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Use your veteran military education benefits to help pay for your education.

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Are You Ready?

When you are ready to apply for admission, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1:
Talk with an ESO

Visit your Base Education Center and talk to an Education Service Officer (ESO) about why you want to attend college and which school you would like to attend. Your ESO can give you the essential paperwork regarding your tuition assistance (TA) and advise you on your eligibility for any military education benefits.

Step 2:
Apply for admission

Apply online by clicking below. Follow the prompts and fill in the requested information.
Once we’ve received all required information and documents, we will review your application.

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Step 3:
Fill out the FAFSA

After your application for admission is complete, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for other federal aid resources.

  • Apply here to create a FSA ID, which allows you to sign and submit your FAFSA online.
  • When filling out the FAFSA, you will need to input the Colorado Technical University School Code: 010148 . This code will route the completed information to CTU.
  • Log on to the FAFSA website and complete the application.

Step 4:
Contact MEBS

Contact a CTU Military Education Benefits Specialist (MEBS) after you've completed your FAFSA. Your Military Education Benefits Specialist, in conjunction with your ESO, will work with you to determine all military benefits for which you may be eligible.

Step 5:
Transcript Evaluation

CTU’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Department will review and evaluate your military training — courses, MOS and traditional education for potential credit.*

The steps outlined above are general guidelines. Requirements may vary for specific student applications.

*Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of CTU. See the university's catalog for CTU's transfer credit policies.

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    • Get scholarship and financial aid information
    • Learn about specific degree programs
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