Veterans Tuition And Fees

Excelsior College offers a reduced fee structure for veterans to help make education more affordable. We also have veteran-friendly policies and advising services that make it easy to apply GI Bill® and other educational benefits toward your Excelsior degree.

The costs on this page apply to military veterans and DoD civilian employees.

per credit
Student Services Annual Fee (SSAF)$01Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning.
Technology Fee$20 per course credit and per examInvestments in and continuing improvements to technology services.
Graduation Fee2$495Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma.

Tuition and fees subject to change without notice.

1Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits per year will be charged the prevailing SSAF for this option.

2All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held in Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

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Ways to Control Costs

Veteran Partnerships

Explore our Veteran Partnerships for reduced rate options.

Financial Aid

Excelsior provides a range of financial aid programs and services to ensure that veterans have access to an affordable education. Learn how to apply GI Bill® and other educational benefits toward an Excelsior degree program.

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Tuition Deferral

Excelsior’s Tuition Deferral Plan is available for students receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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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 Web site at