Military Tuition and Fees

Excelsior University 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.

Ways to Control Costs

Excelsior University offers a full range of financial support services to help servicemembers and veterans achieve their educational and professional goals.

Military Tuition Assistance

Learn more about how you can apply military tuition assistance and other educational benefits toward an Excelsior degree program. Please note that Military Tuition Assistance will not cover the technology or academic service fees.

Financial Aid

Military students at Excelsior University are often eligible for the same loans, scholarships, or other sources of financial aid that civilian students use.
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  • Graduation Rate
    While most of our Excelsior students are not full-time, the share of full-time students who graduate within 8 years of entering Excelsior for the first time is 35%.
  • Loan Default Rate
    The percentage of Federal student loan borrowers entering repayment and defaulting on their loans:
    Excelsior – 4%
    National – 7.3%
  • Median Borrowing
    Students at Excelsior typically borrow $13,000 in Federal student loans for their undergraduate study. The Federal loan payment over 10 years for this amount is approximately $130 per month. Your borrowing may be different.

    The percentage of enrolled students who are student loan borrowers is 13.3%.

    Additional information on Federal student loans can be found here:
    – General Information:
    – Information for those with prior Federal Loan Borrowing:
    Download a sample college financing plan


Excelsior University 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.

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Payment Plans

Excelsior University 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.

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Disclosures for Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification

Excelsior University Associate Degree in Nursing

RN education and licensure eligibility rules vary from state to state. In many states, Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are eligible for licensure by examination without additional requirements or stipulations. In certain states, however, Excelsior University Associate Degree in nursing graduates are not eligible for RN licensure or must meet additional requirements or stipulations to become eligible for RN licensure. For additional information about licensure eligibility criteria for our program graduates, please visit our State Board Requirements page or email us at: