Coast Guard

Prepare for Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

Excelsior University is proud to partner with the Coast Guard Institute (CGI) to serve the educational goals of active-duty Coast Guard servicemembers and Coast Guard civilian employees.

Military Friendly Designation
Over the years, Excelsior University is consistently recognized among military-friendly schools and named a “Best College” by Military Times and a “Top Military-Friendly College” by Military Advanced Education.

Contact our military academic advisors and military base consultants to discuss your goals, military benefits, and how to apply previously earned college credits and military training toward your associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.

Education services officers are available to advise you and help you with the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) application process. A list of ESOs in your area is available on the CGI website.

Learn more about our military graduate awards:
Arthur Gregg Award
Catherine Craig-Erhardt Memorial Award

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the scholastic achievements of veteran and active military students.
Learn more about joining SALUTE at Excelsior

Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.

Graduates at commencement

The University of Choice for Those Who Serve

50 Years of Service
to military and veteran students

72,000 military graduates
and counting

100% of military students
turn military experience and training into degree credit

Accredited & Not for Profit
offering more than 35 career-focused degree programs

The University of Choice for Those Who Serve

50 Years of Service
to military and veteran students

72,000 military graduates
and counting

100% of military students
turn military experience and training into degree credit

Accredited & Not for Profit
offering more than 35 career-focused degree programs

Connect With Us

Enrolled Military & Family
1.877.542.4133

Enrolled Veterans
1.888.647.2388

Prospective Military & Veterans
1.844.843.9299

Mon, Wed: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM ET
Tues, Thurs: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Fri: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Find an On Base Military Education Representative

Military Tuition

Excelsior is committed to making education affordable. Explore the links below to learn more about our special military tuition, the financial aid options available, scholarships, partnership discounts, and more.

If you are not using military tuition assistance (TA) and wish to use VA benefits, learn about options at Excelsior University’s Veterans Center.

Read the DoD return of unearned TA policy and how it affects you.

How To Get Started

You will need to submit the following documents as applicable. Select the links below for more information and instructions for requesting these documents:

Have all official transcripts, proficiency tests, and other documents sent directly to Excelsior from your previous college or university, a testing agency, or an education office. Have them sent to:

Excelsior University
Office of the Registrar
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

For more information, visit our Transcripts and Documents page.

Speak with your counselor to find out which programs will support your career goals and make the most of your transfer credits, training, and prior learning.

Complete the application.

Work with your counselor to get registered for your first course.

After choosing a course with your counselor, complete a TA application through your branch of service and register through Excelsior by using our tuition assistance process.

Excelsior college graduate Jesse Bradley

“It’s never too late to learn. There’s always a small course or seminar you can go to, to just keep your mind on learning something. And I would encourage people who are in the military to take advantage of the military’s education program. You know, pay for college credits and everything.”

Jesse Bradley
AAS in Technical Studies, 2018

Excelsior college graduate Jesse Bradley

“It’s never too late to learn. There’s always a small course or seminar you can go to, to just keep your mind on learning something. And I would encourage people who are in the military to take advantage of the military’s education program. You know, pay for college credits and everything.”

Jesse Bradley
AAS in Technical Studies, 2018