Military Resources

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Explore Time- and Money-Saving Options for Servicemembers, Spouses, and Veterans

At Purdue University Global, we believe in the potential of our military in the classroom and in their careers; we are committed to helping you achieve that potential. Active-duty servicemembers and veterans are eligible for special tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate programs. Reduced tuition for spouses of active-duty servicemembers is also available.*

*Military tuition rates cannot be combined with other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack™ pricing.

Military Education Benefits Information

Explore all of the financing options available to military students at Purdue Global.

  • Military Tuition Assistance

    The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. For information on eligibility requirements and award amounts, visit the respective branch websites below:

  • Montgomery GI Bill

    The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) benefit assists military servicemembers to pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. It is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are two main programs:

    • Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD): for active-duty members who enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation
    • Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR): for reservists with a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve who are actively drilling

    For information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, students should visit the GI Bill benefits page on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

    *GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) helps students pay for school or job training. Students who have served on active duty after September 10, 2001, may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If eligible, students can receive up to 36 months of benefits, including funding for tuition and fees, and books and supplies.

    For information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, students should visit the GI Bill benefits page on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program

    Purdue Global participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for select undergraduate and graduate programs. The Program assists when tuition expenses exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill cap. If you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is offered if you have the 100% entitlement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Purdue Global has agreed to waive a percentage of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the University. This will result in 100% coverage of tuition and fee costs for eligible veterans. Note: servicemembers on active duty and spouses of active-duty servicemembers are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

    For information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, students should visit the Yellow Ribbon Program section on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

  • MyCAA

    The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 in educational funding for an associate’s degree, certificate, or licensure program for eligible military spouses. To be eligible, you must be the spouse of an E-1 to E-5, W-1 and W-2, or O-1 and O-2.

    MyCAA provides a maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to assist eligible military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their portable career goals. Annual cap waivers are available for licensure and certificate programs if there is an upfront tuition cost that exceeds $2,000 (up to the maximum education benefit of $4,000). For information on eligibility requirements, award amounts, and terms and conditions, students should visit the MyCAA Military One Source website. To apply for the MyCAA Spousal Assistance Program, visit the MyCAA Military One Source website.

  • Federal Student Aid

    Federal student aid for military students not eligible for military tuition assistance or GI Bill® benefits may be available to those who qualify. Purdue Global can help determine if you are eligible for federal financial aid, including grants and loan programs.

Speak With a Purdue Global Student Finance Coordinator

Get answers to military benefits questions before you reach out to your Veterans Administration or Education Services Officer.

Department of Defense Resources for Military Students

If you are using military benefits to cover the cost of attendance, you are required to utilize the following tools to evaluate whether Purdue Global is the right institution for you. (Online, Indianapolis, and learning center students should select Purdue Global Indianapolis; all other Purdue Global sites are listed by location.)

College Scorecard

Access College Scorecard, a planning tool to assist prospective students and their families in the evaluation of institutions during the selection process.

College Navigator

Visit College Navigator to get information on tuition and fees, retention/graduation rates, financial aid use, and student loan default rates. Calculate costs and compare schools.

Paying for College Site

Compare financial details of up to three schools with the online Paying for College tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

College Financing Plan

Get a simplified model of a financial aid funding offer providing a general estimate of cost of attendance and financial aid. For a more accurate estimate, use the Net Price Calculator for military students, dependents, and spouses.