Military Spouse & Family Members

Prepare For Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

To honor the crucial support military spouses and family members provide to their enlisted loved ones, Excelsior College offers you the pathways, partnerships and personalized support to help you earn your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Finish Your Degree Sooner

Excelsior awards credit for previous college-level courses and approved certifications and training through the American Council on Education.

Your Degree On Your Schedule

Earn credit with flexible online courses in 8- and 15-week terms, or earn credits by taking our UExcel® exams after completing supported self-study.

Maximize Your Benefits

Our academic advisors are ready to help navigate VA information on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents and the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program. .

Pay Less Tuition

Military spouses, domestic partners and dependents receive discounted tuition and are eligible for scholarships opportunities.

A military family member is a spouse or dependent of a military servicemember currently serving on active duty or in the Reserve or National Guard component.

To receive the military tuition benefit, military family members need to submit documentation as outlined below. Submit your documentation by fax at 518-608-8142 or by email at military@excelsior.edu.

Spouses may provide one of the following to confirm eligibility for the military rate:

  • A copy of the spouse’s DEERS Form 1172-2
  • A copy of the spouse’s marriage license and a copy of one of the following forms: servicemember’s Proof of Service Statement or Letter, servicemember’s most recent reenlistment or commission contract, servicemember’s most recent Leave and Earnings Statement, or servicemember’s most recent Tuition Assistance Form.
  • MyCAA Scholarship Recipient – proof of MyCAA Account, approved MyCAA Tuition Assistance Form, or Excelsior College confirmation through Academic Institution (AI) Portal

Dependents may provide one of the following to confirm eligibility for the military rate:

  • A copy of the individual’s DEERS Form 1172-2
  • Certified copy of completed federal income tax form showing dependency

Take the Next Step –
Speak With a Counselor

Graduates at commencement

The College 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 40 career-focused degree programs

The College 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 40 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 EST
Tues, Thurs:8:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Find an On Base Military Education Representative

Explore Resources Available to Military Family Members

How To Get Started

Set up your free MyExcelsior account. MyExcelsior provides access to all the resources you will need.

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 College
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.

Log into your MyExcelsior account and complete the application.

Once we have received your application and transcripts, we will provide you with an official evaluation of your degree plan. You can then complete your enrollment agreement (login required) and 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.

Graduates at commencement

“Excelsior gave me skills in critical analysis, writing, problem solving, and communicating, which all helped me perform my job well.”

Lauren Harlow
AS in Liberal Arts, 2017

Graduates at commencement

“Excelsior gave me skills in critical analysis, writing, problem solving, and communicating, which all helped me perform my job well.”

Lauren Harlow
AS in Liberal Arts, 2017