Veteran Partnerships

National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG)

National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) LogoNational Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) receives significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.

At Excelsior College, you can rely on maximum transfer of prior college credits and credits for approved military and corporate training. Earning a degree is your best strategy for improving your career opportunities. Whether you are in mid-career or planning for transition, we can help you make the most of your education benefits. Our experienced academic advisors are ready to assist you through the education process. Our financial aid officers can answer your questions about the current GI Bills or your employer's tuition assistance and help you get started in one of our programs. We make it affordable and manageable.

Announcements

Attention associate degree nursing students

Associate in Science in Nursing and the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing are no longer available for partnership discount.

Students who were enrolled in either of these degrees prior to January 1, 2014 and a member or employee of a partnership/employer are grandfathered in and have the discount.

Graduate Degree Tuition Discount 2013-2014

Excelsior College will offer a 15 percent deduction on tuition to any individual enrolled in a graduate level program through a veteran organization partnership.

Advance your Career with Excelsior College

Academic Degree Programs (other than Nursing)

NOTE: Read special instructions for nursing applicants.

Excelsior College has open undergraduate admission for military servicemembers and veterans. If you are interested in becoming a student in one of our Business, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Public Service, or Technology programs, just follow these steps to get your Veteran partner discount.

Download a detailed overview of the Veteran Education Partnership Student Application, Enrollment and Course Registration Process (PDF).

Download special instructions for National Grid (PDF)

Visit the Veterans Online Application

A new and improved Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website navigates you through the application process.

Register for a VA eBenefits account

Then log into to www.ebenefits@va.gov to print DD-214s, view payment status, and check the amount of remaining entitlement.

Learn about VA Benefits at the Veterans Center

National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) employees, spouses, and domestic partners receive special princing for Excelsior tuition and fees.

Download Veteran Partner Fees (PDF)

Students are required to complete a minimum of six (6) Excelsior College course credits within the one year period and the Student Service Annual Fee will be waived. If the six (6) course credits are not completed, the Student Service Annual Fee will be $225 for the subsequent year.

This partnership requires 12 credits be taken via online or CD-ROM courses prior to graduation through Excelsior College. If this is not attained, tuition and fees will revert back to the standard price structure for your degree program.

Compare Excelsior's online tuition

A courtesy unofficial review is conducted by Excelsior College to see how and if your military and civilian transcripts might apply toward an Excelsior degree.

The $80 application process and fee will be waived if you have received a courtesy unofficial review (certain exceptions apply - see special nursing information). All employees, members, spouses, and domestic partners are eligible to receive a free courtesy unofficial review to the degree they are closest or a degree of their choice.

To receive a courtesy unofficial review, please provide all your unofficial military and civilian transcripts at one time via email to: veterans@excelsior.edu or fax them to 518-608-8142 with a cover sheet. Information provided via email or fax should contain:

  • your name
  • contact information (address, phone, email)
  • the degree program you would like to apply your credits toward

Excelsior College will provide you an unofficial evaluation of your previously earned college credits toward a degree you are closest to or a degree of your choice within 3 – 4 weeks.

NOTE: You must be employed with this partner or a member of this partner association or a spouse or domestic partner of an employee or member to take advantage of special pricing.

If you have had a courtesy unofficial review or have already applied and know the degree program you wish to pursue…

Enroll Online (login required)

or download the...

Enrollment Form (PDF) *

Nursing Degree Programs

Excelsior College has open undergraduate admission for military servicemembers, with the exception of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

If you are applying to this program, you must go through the undergraduate application process and pay the $80 application fee even though you may have received an unofficial courtesy review.

Download a detailed overview of the Veteran Education Partnership Student Application, Enrollment and Course Registration Process (PDF).

Download special instructions for National Grid (PDF)

Visit the Veterans Online Application

A new and improved Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website navigates you through the application process.

Register for a VA eBenefits account

Then log into to www.ebenefits@va.gov to print DD-214s, view payment status, and check the amount of remaining entitlement.

Learn about VA Benefits at the Veterans Center

National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) employees, spouses, and domestic partners receive special princing for Excelsior tuition and fees.

Download Veteran Partner Fees (PDF)

Students are required to complete a minimum of six (6) Excelsior College course credits within the one year period and the Student Service Annual Fee will be waived.  If the six (6) course credits are not completed, the Student Service Annual Fee will be $225 for the subsequent year.

This partnership requires 12 credits be taken via online or CD-ROM courses prior to graduation through Excelsior College. If this is not attained, tuition and fees will revert back to the standard price structure for your degree program.

Compare Excelsior's online tuition

Apply Online (login required)


or download the...

Undergraduate Application (PDF)

Graduate Application (PDF)

If you have already completed the application process and paid the fee (students pursuing a nursing degree), please see Step 3 below to enroll.

NOTE: You must be employed with this partner or a member of this partner association or a spouse or domestic partner of an employee or member to take advantage of special pricing.

If you have completed the application process…

Enroll Online (login required)

or download the...

Undergraduate Enrollment Form (PDF)

Print, complete, and fax (518-464-8777) or email (receipt@excelsior.edu) your Excelsior College enrollment form.

For-credit certificates

The Veteran Education Partnerships now provide employees, members and their spouses or domestic partners the opportunity to receive discounts on tuition on for-credit certificates in addition degree programs as of the June 30, 2014. Students must complete at least 12 credits via online prior to certificate completion.

The for-credit certificate programs include:

Undergraduate-Level

  • Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate

Graduate-Level

  • Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems
  • Healthcare Informatics Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Many of Excelsior College partners have employees or members looking for professional development opportunities rather than a degree. This addition to our current partnership programs allow us to better serve our partners and partnership students providing them an added benefit to our current partnership.

Download Veteran Partner Pricing info (PDF)

To locate the for-credit certificates go to your program/school of interest, the for-credit certificates will be listed with the degrees. Not all programs/schools will have for-credit certificates.

Excelsior College Degree Program Details

All Excelsior College degree programs are supported by National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG). The selected degrees below have a military friendly transfer policy. Please note that certificates are not included in the partnership program.

View a complete list of degree programs

See all Technology programs

Gain knowledge of the latest technology while staying on the job.

  • Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies with Area of Focus
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology *
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology with Area of Focus
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management with area of focus in:
    • Electrical Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Nuclear Technology
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

National Grid / Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) members can receive college credit for the completion of Nuclear Utility Accredited Training Programs (PDF) and GPiLearn (PDF) online power plant technology training. See how your training applies towards both the Nuclear and Power Plant Technology degree programs.

* The bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

See all Business programs

Gain a competitive edge and expand your potential while maintaining your life style.

  • Associate in Applied Science in Administration/Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business & Management  
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with concentration in:
    • Human Performance Technology
    • Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Management

See all Liberal Arts programs

Gain an excellent educational foundation without sacrificing family, social, or employment commitments.

  • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a major
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

See all Nursing programs

Gain the knowledge and skills to advance your career through ACEN-accredited nursing programs.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree *
  • Master of Science in nursing degree
  • Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in:
    • Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Nursing Education

* Due to professional requirements, the application process and fee apply.

Note: Associate in Science in Nursing and the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing are no longer available for the partnership discount. Students who were enrolled in either of these degrees prior to January 1, 2014 are grandfathered in and have the discount.

See all Health Sciences programs

Gain a step in advancement in the growing sector of health care.

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with emphasis:
    • End of Life Care
    • Gerontology
    • Health Education
    • Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with dual degree option for:
    • MBA
    • MBA with concentration in Human Performance Technology
    • MBA with concentration in Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences Degrees
    • Master of Science in Health Sciences (Without Specialization)
    • Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)

See all Public Services programs

Gain proficiency and techniques for a public service career around your work schedule.

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:
    • Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Homeland Security
    • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Bachelor of Science in Military Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Ways to Earn Credit at Excelsior College

Excelsior College offers a generous transfer policy. Prior college education, military, and workplace training that have been evaluated for college credit, and for-credit exams are among the many ways to earn credit.

Ways to earn credit

Other Educational Opportunities

College-level courses

VA approved non-credit programs through the Center for Professional Development at Excelsior College

For More Info

Chat, call or email us with your questions about our programs:

If you need assistance with your application, degree planning, or enrollment, please contact our Military Admissions Counselors:

Toll free phone:

888-647-2388 ext. 1352

Fax:

518-608-8142

Email:

veterans@excelsior.edu

If you have questions about the Post-9/11 GI Bill, monthly housing allowance stipend, or any other topic, please contact us:

Phone:

518-464-8678

Email:

jreed@excelsior.edu

Mail:

Veterans Service and Outreach
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Please reference the name of your organization when contacting us, so you will be able to take advantage of all partner benefits.

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