Military Tuition and Fees
Excelsior College offers special tuition discounts and fee waivers to military servicemembers (active-duty, guard and reserves) and their families to make education as affordable as possible for military students. We also have military-friendly policies and advising services that make it easy to apply military tuition assistance and other educational benefits toward your Excelsior degree.
The information on this page applies only to military servicemembers (active-duty, guard and reserves), plus their spouses and family members. If you are a military veteran, visit the Veteran Tuition and Fees page to learn about Excelsior's special pricing and financial aid programs.
We offer two enrollment options:
- The Excelsior Course Option—designed for students who need at least 6 credits to graduate.
- The Multi-Source Option—designed for students who need to take fewer than 12 Excelsior credits.
Excelsior Helps You Control Costs
In addition to offering military-friendly tuition and fees, Excelsior College provides a range of financial aid programs and services to ensure that military students have access to an affordable education.
Military Tuition Assistance
Stop by our Center for Military Education and choose the page for your branch of the service to learn how you can apply military tuition assistance and other educational benefits toward an Excelsior degree program.
Standard Financial Aid
Military students at Excelsior College are often eligible for the same loans, scholarships, or other sources of financial aid that civilian students use. Call Financial Aid toll-free at (855) 323-9235.
Excelsior College maintains educational partnerships with numerous military organizations. Individuals who are affiliated with these organizations may be eligible for discounts on tuition, student fees, and other costs.
Excelsior College offers payment plans to help working adults fit education costs comfortably within a household budget. You can pay tuition and/or fees in monthly installments, rather than in a lump sum.
Enrollment: Budget your undergraduate enrollment fee with up to 6 monthly payments (only for multi-source option). Set-up Fee: $25 per plan.
Undergradute NBS Application(PDF - login required)
Tuition: Budget your undergraduate tuition costs over 4 months. Set-up Fee: $25 per plan. Apply for a payment plan when you register for courses online.
Undergraduate Course NBS Application (PDF - login required)
Student fees: Budget your Student Service Annual Fee (SSAF) across up to 6 payments. Set-up Fee: $25 per plan. Apply for the payment plan when paying the SSAF through the Student Billing section of MyExcelsior, or download the SSAF payment plan application. See the SSAF payment plan brochure for more details.
Student Billing (requires login)
SSAF payment plan application (PDF - login required)
Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs): Budget your exam registration fee over 2 months. Set-up Fee: $15 per plan. Payment plan application only available as you register for exams online.
Military Spouse Scholarships
Military Spouse Scholarships support both future and enrolled students who are spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Excelsior is currently awarding Military Spouse Scholarships. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA (school code 014251).
If you are receiving Post-9/11 benefits at 100 percent, you are ineligible for this scholarship. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Military Education
The Center for Military Education at Excelsior College offers a full range of support services to help servicemembers and veterans achieve their educational and professional goals.
Learn about benefits and resources such as:
- Partnerships with military colleges and training programs.
- Military admissions consultants and academic advisors.
- Flexible deployment policies.
- Career development resources.