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.

Your Enrollment Options

Excelsior Course Option

If you’ll earn 12 or more credits through Excelsior online courses before you graduate, choose the Excelsior Course Option.

If you’ll earn 6 credits or more at Excelsior before you graduate and are enrolling in the AAS in Technical Studies or the AAS in Administrative/Management Studies program, choose the Excelsior Course Option.

Multi-Source Option

If you’ll earn fewer than 12 credits at Excelsior before you graduate, choose the Multi-Source Option. This option includes an administrative enrollment fee.

Below are the costs associated with each enrollment option:

Course OptionMulti-Source OptionDescription
Enrollment FeeNo fee if you earn 12 course credits at Excelsior1$760
per credit
$510 per credit
Student Services Annual Fee (SSAF)$02$495Library services, academic advising, evaluation of transfer credit, and academic program planning.
Technology Fee$20 per course credit and per exam$20 per course credit and per examInvestments in and continuing improvements to technology services.
Graduation Fee3$495$495Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma.

Tuition and fees subject to change without notice.

1 Fee waived if you fulfill the Course Option requirements. Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits before graduation will be switched to the Multi-Source Option and charged the Multi-Source commitment fee. The credit requirements for course option students do not change. Programs that required students take 12 Excelsior course credits before graduation still require 12 Excelsior course credits before graduation. Programs that require 6 Excelsior course credits still require only 6 course credits. If you did not pay an enrollment fee and your status changes to withdrawn at the associate, bachelor’s, or graduate level program, and you then wish to re-enroll in any program at the same degree level, you will be charged a commitment fee equivalent to the prevailing SSAF and reactivation fees.

2Students who do not complete the required number of Excelsior course credits per year will be charged the prevailing SSAF for this option.

3All 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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