Affording College and Education Benefits

Learn how to make college affordable by using your military education benefits to go back to school. Explore scholarship opportunities, find resources to help you choose a veteran-friendly college, and read more about Excelsior’s most popular degree programs for veterans.

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Eric Potvin, Veteran

“I used my GI Bill® to return to school. …The process was fairly simple… and I received my monthly stipend for housing and books. Too easy!”

Eric Potvin, Veteran
BS in National Security, 2018

Watch a recorded webinar on how to use your GI Bill® benefits.

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Scholarships for Veterans

Bryanne Hamil holding a display case of her father's military medals.

Inspired by her father’s illustrious 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Excelsior alumna and former trustee Bryanne Hamill created two endowment funds to support veterans through scholarship awards. In addition, her generous leadership gift funds the Lt. Col. Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center.

“We should always pay it forward…people have helped me in obtaining scholarships to get my education. Now I want to pay it forward so that those who come to Excelsior…can have the benefit of the scholarships.”

— Bryanne Hamill

Excelsior University gives scholarships to hundreds of military and veteran students every year.

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Excelsior University Veterans Endowment Fund
Elizabeth Margaret Ann Jaunal (nee Davidson) Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Honorable Bryanne Hamill Scholarship Fund
Colonel William C. LaField Endowed Scholarship Fund
Lieutenant General Joseph S. and Anita L. Laposata Scholarship Fund for Military Enlisted and Their Spouses
Master Sergeant David K. Thuma Scholarship
Military Spouse Scholarship
Lt. Col. Charles A. Pesnicak Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment Fund
Vivian Runyon Memorial Scholarship Fund
Military Financial Assistance Endowment Fund

Popular Degree Programs for Vets

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51% of Excelsior students are military or veteran. Select your branch for more information about how Excelsior serves you.

Veteran Partnerships

Did you know that if you’re member of a veteran’s organization you could receive up to 20% off tuition at Excelsior University?

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Inspiring Veterans

Deloise Whitfled, Master of Science in Health Sciences

A Passion for People

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Jason Marcellus, long career in law enforcement

A Passion for Police

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Victor Almodover veteran BSL graduate

Academic Trailblazer

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