Veteran Partnerships

VFW, Department of New York State

VFW, Department of New York State LogoVFW, Department of New York State receives significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.

At Excelsior College, you can rely on maximum transfer of prior college credits and credits for approved military and corporate training. Earning a degree is your best strategy for improving your career opportunities. Whether you are in mid-career or planning for transition, we can help you make the most of your education benefits. Our experienced academic advisors are ready to assist you through the education process. Our financial aid officers can answer your questions about the current GI Bills or your employer's tuition assistance and help you get started in one of our programs. We make it affordable and manageable.

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Graduate Degree Tuition Discount

Excelsior College offers a reduction on tuition to any individual enrolled in a graduate level program through a veteran organization partnership.

Advance your Career with Excelsior College

Undergraduate Degree Programs (except nursing)

Veterans enrolling in undergraduate degree programs, with the exception of nursing, may bypass the undergraduate application process and proceed directly to the Enrollment Agreement. If you would like a preliminary unofficial review of your credits prior to enrollment to assist you with degree selection, please email your Joint Services Transcript and college transcripts to veterans@excelsior.edu. The preliminary review takes approximately 2-3 weeks.

NOTE: You must be employed with this partner or a member of this partner association or a spouse or domestic partner of an employee or member to take advantage of special pricing.

Download a detailed overview of the Veteran Education Partnership Student Application, Enrollment and Course Registration Process (PDF).

Visit the Veterans Online Application

A new and improved Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website navigates you through the application process.

Register for a VA eBenefits account

Then log into to www.ebenefits@va.gov to print DD-214s, view payment status, and check the amount of remaining entitlement.

Learn about VA Benefits at the Veterans Center

VFW, Department of New York State employees, spouses, and domestic partners receive special pricing for Excelsior tuition and fees.

Download Veteran Partner Fees (PDF)

Students are required to complete a minimum of six (6) Excelsior College course credits within the one year period and the Student Service Annual Fee will be waived. If the six (6) course credits are not completed, the Student Service Annual Fee will be charged for the subsequent year.

This partnership requires 12 credits be taken online prior to graduation through Excelsior College. If this is not attained, tuition and fees will revert back to the standard price structure for your degree program.

See how much you could save with partner tuition and fees

Students enrolling in an undergraduate program, except for nursing, may bypass the application and go directly to Enrollment.

To receive the special coding for this veteran partner's discount, veterans, members, employees, and spouses or domestic partners need to enroll via this partner page.

You can choose from two enrollment options:

  • Excelsior Course Option: requires students to take 12 credits of Excelsior College courses prior to graduation. There is no enrollment fee for this option.
  • Multisource Option: designed for students who need fewer than 12 credits to graduate. The enrollment fee for this option is $760 for veterans, military service members, and their family members (this is reduced from the standard civilian rate of $1,095).

Enrollment Agreement (login required)

or download the...

or download the Military and Veteran Apply and Enroll Form (PDF)

Register online (login required)

Nursing and Graduate Degree Programs

NOTE: You must be employed with this partner or a member of this partner association or a spouse or domestic partner of an employee or member to take advantage of special pricing.

Download a detailed overview of the Veteran Education Partnership Student Application, Enrollment and Course Registration Process (PDF).

Visit the Veterans Online Application

A new and improved Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) website navigates you through the application process.

Register for a VA eBenefits account

Then log into to www.ebenefits@va.gov to print DD-214s, view payment status, and check the amount of remaining entitlement.

Learn about VA Benefits at the Veterans Center

VFW, Department of New York State employees, spouses, and domestic partners receive special pricing for Excelsior tuition and fees.

Download Veteran Partner Fees (PDF)

Students are required to complete a minimum of six (6) Excelsior College course credits within the one year period and the Student Service Annual Fee will be waived.  If the six (6) course credits are not completed, the Student Service Annual Fee will be charged for the subsequent year.

This partnership requires 12 credits be taken via online or CD-ROM courses prior to graduation through Excelsior College. If this is not attained, tuition and fees will revert back to the standard price structure for your degree program.

See how much you could save with partner tuition and fees

Apply Online


or you can download the form...

Undergraduate and Graduate Application (PDF)

Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Application (PDF)

If you have already completed the application process and paid the fee (students pursuing a nursing degree), please see Step 4 below to enroll.

After you have been accepted it's time to complete your enrollment agreement.

Commit to Enroll Online (login required)

or you can download the form...

Enrollment Agreement (PDF)

Print, complete, and fax (518-464-8777) or email (receipt@excelsior.edu) your Excelsior College enrollment form.

For-Credit Certificates

The Veteran Education Partnerships now provide employees, members and their spouses or domestic partners the opportunity to receive discounts on tuition on for-credit certificates in addition degree programs as of the June 30, 2014. Students must complete at least 12 credits via online prior to certificate completion.

The for-credit certificate programs include:

Undergraduate-Level

  • Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate

Graduate-Level

  • Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems
  • Healthcare Informatics Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Many of Excelsior College partners have employees or members looking for professional development opportunities rather than a degree. This addition to our current partnership programs allow us to better serve our partners and partnership students providing them an added benefit to our current partnership.

Download Veteran Partner Pricing info (PDF)

To locate the for-credit certificates go to your program/school of interest, the for-credit certificates will be listed with the degrees. Not all programs/schools will have for-credit certificates.

Apply Online

or you can download the...

Undergraduate and Graduate Application (PDF)

NOTE: You must be employed with this partner or a member of this partner association or a spouse or domestic partner of an employee or member to take advantage of special pricing.

Excelsior College Degree Program Details

All Excelsior College degree programs are supported by VFW, Department of New York State. The selected degrees below have a military friendly transfer policy. Please note that certificates are not included in the partnership program.

View a complete list of degree programs

See all Technology programs

Gain knowledge of the latest technology while staying on the job.

  • Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies with Area of Focus
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology *
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology with Area of Focus
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management with area of focus in:
    • Electrical Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Nuclear Technology
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

VFW, Department of New York State members can receive college credit for the completion of Nuclear Utility Accredited Training Programs (PDF) and GPiLearn (PDF) online power plant technology training. See how your training applies towards both the Nuclear and Power Plant Technology degree programs.

* The bachelor's degree programs in electrical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-347-7700; www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

See all Business programs

Gain a competitive edge and expand your potential while maintaining your life style.

  • Associate in Applied Science in Administration/Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business & Management  
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with concentration in:
    • Human Performance Technology
    • Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Management

See all Liberal Arts programs

Gain an excellent educational foundation without sacrificing family, social, or employment commitments.

  • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts (military friendly transfer policy)
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a major
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

See all Nursing programs

Gain the knowledge and skills to advance your career through ACEN-accredited nursing programs.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree *
  • Master of Science in nursing degree
  • Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in:
    • Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Nursing Education

* Due to professional requirements, the application process and fee apply.

Note: Associate in Science in Nursing and the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing are no longer available for the partnership discount. Students who were enrolled in either of these degrees prior to January 1, 2014 are grandfathered in and have the discount.

See all Health Sciences programs

Gain a step in advancement in the growing sector of health care.

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with emphasis:
    • End of Life Care
    • Gerontology
    • Health Education
    • Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with dual degree option for:
    • MBA
    • MBA with concentration in Human Performance Technology
    • MBA with concentration in Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences Degrees
    • Master of Science in Health Sciences (Without Specialization)
    • Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)

See all Public Services programs

Gain proficiency and techniques for a public service career around your work schedule.

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:
    • Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Homeland Security
    • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Bachelor of Science in Military Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Ways to Earn Credit at Excelsior College

Excelsior College offers a generous transfer policy. Prior college education, military, and workplace training that have been evaluated for college credit, and for-credit exams are among the many ways to earn credit.

Ways to earn credit

Other Educational Opportunities

College-level courses

VA approved non-credit programs through the Center for Professional Development at Excelsior College

For More Info

Chat, call or email us with your questions about our programs:

If you are active duty, guard, or reserve and need assistance with your application, degree planning, or enrollment, please contact our Military Admissions Counselors:

Toll free phone:

888-647-2388 ext. 1352

Fax:

518-608-8142

Email:

military@excelsior.edu

If you are a veteran and need assistance with your application, degree planning, GI Bill® Information, or enrollment, please contact our Veterans Admissions Counselors:

Phone:

844-843-9299 (toll free)

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm EST

Monday-Wednesday evenings 5 pm to 8 pm EST

 

Email:

veterans@excelsior.edu

If you have questions about the veteran partnerships, Post-9/11 GI Bill®, monthly housing allowance stipend, mentorship program, or any other veteran or academic topic, please contact:

Phone:

844-843-9299

Email:

veterans@excelsior.edu

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