Marine Corps Education Benefits

Prepare for Your Future While Serving Your Country Today.

Excelsior University is proud to collaborate with the Marine Corp to serve the educational goals of active duty Marines and Marine Corps veterans.

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 towards your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

You can also go to your Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Center and see your Marine Corps Military Education Counselor for more details about completing your degree with Excelsior University.

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 University graduate Timothy Collamer

“Excelsior College gave me the opportunity to seek higher education while on the rigorous schedule of active duty in the US Marine Corps. Excelsior opened doors, post graduation, with a strong alumni program that is throughout the country. I highly recommend Excelsior to anyone with an intense schedule and curiosity to learn from some of the best.”

Timothy Colomer
BS in Liberal Arts, 2006

Excelsior University graduate Timothy Collamer

“Excelsior College gave me the opportunity to seek higher education while on the rigorous schedule of active duty in the US Marine Corps. Excelsior opened doors, post graduation, with a strong alumni program that is throughout the country. I highly recommend Excelsior to anyone with an intense schedule and curiosity to learn from some of the best.”

Timothy Colomer
BS in Liberal Arts, 2006