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Active Duty Military and Veteran Benefits

It’s Our Turn to Serve You

Military service is a major commitment and honor, and Rasmussen College recognizes the sacrifices made by service members, veterans and their families.  Active duty military and veteran students are faced with unique challenges in an already competitive job market and as a way to honor your military service, we’ve designed programs that enhance the skills you already have and teach the skills you need to integrate seamlessly into the workforce. Utilize our 10% military grant, tuition discounts and your GI Bill® education benefits to start the next chapter of your professional life. Students who are active duty uniformed military receive reduced tuition pricing of $167 per credit hour for all programs. 

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Recognition for Those Who Serve

Military Tuition Grant

We are committed to helping the men and women who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces along the path to graduation. Active duty uniformed military receive reduced tuition pricing, whether full-time or part-time, of $167 per credit.3 Retired military and veterans enrolling in a degree, Diploma or Certificate program are eligible for a 10% tuition grant. Rasmussen College also extends the grant to eligible spouses and dependents of active duty military, retired military and veterans.

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GI Bill®

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GI Bill®

Utilize your GI Bill benefits to help you earn a degree at Rasmussen College. We are aligned with the POST 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill®–Active Duty Program (Chapter 30) and Montgomery GI Bill®–Select Reserve Program–(Chapter 1606). These VA-administered programs provide a variety of benefits for those who qualify. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Planning Tools

Below are additional resources for assistance with planning and evaluating your educational options:

Vocational Rehabilitation Education Program

Through the Vocational Rehabilitation Education Program (Chapter 31), the VA may assist you in receiving vocational rehabilitation, employment services, and education and career counseling to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development and job seeking skills coaching. For more information, visit the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) page .

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program provides assistance to veterans with 100% eligibility of Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® whose cost of tuition and fees exceeded the annual cap. Some degree programs may be subject to a maximum tuition and fee reimbursement amount per academic year from the Yellow Ribbon Program. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate. For more information, visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page.

Matthew Nicholson, professional nursing student

I found that Rasmussen College provided the flexibility I knew I needed. The Nursing courses fit around my busy work schedule. My professors are straightforward and they understand that the majority of us are returning adult students; we have lives outside of school and bring previous work and life experiences to the table.

Army Veteran and Professional Nursing Student

Flex Choice

Save with Flex Choice® Learning Options

Flex Choice is designed for students who have jobs, who support families and who serve in our military. Flex Choice adds flexibility to your schedule and is a more affordable way to receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do.

Credit for Prior Learning

Your job and life experiences count with us, both in and out of your military service. Past college coursework, military transcripts, course waivers and industry certifications all maximize your credits and reduce overall costs. To learn more about credit for prior learning and transfer credits, contact a program manager.

Self-Directed Assessments

With Flex Choice, you can get credit for what you already know. These self-directed, interactive assessments are taken independently. If you prefer, you can get one-on-one guidance from an academic coach beforehand, and support materials are also provided to help you brush up. At $99 per assessment, you’ll save money and time.

Competency-Based Education (CBE)

Rasmussen College is a national leader in competency-based education. CBE prioritizes your learning over time spent in a classroom, giving you greater control in balancing work and life with college. Do you already have knowledge and experience in a certain area? Do you want to skip ahead while the rest of the class covers the basics? Our project-based CBE courses are paced for you and are accessible anytime, anywhere. Plus, you'll have faculty support to ensure your success.

Rasmussen College has a team specifically dedicated to managing military education benefits and assist service member students with their benefit and financial questions. As a daughter of two Veterans, I feel serving those that have served our country is my way of saying thank you every day.

Military Specialist

Shannon's Story

From the Front Lines to the Line at Graduation: Professional Nursing Alumna Carves Her Path

“The military teaches you resilience and that things are always subject to change. It set me up to be successful in college and push through difficult times.” —Shannon Bagardo, Professional Nursing Graduate

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Support Services

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Speak with a Military Specialist

Have questions or need assistance with your military education benefits? You can request a military education benefits guide or contact a military specialist by calling toll-free at 1-866-245-9627 or through email.

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To answer questions related to our transfer policy, tuition, financial aid and enrollment process, speak with a program manager today.

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Military students have a different mentality when it comes to school and responsibility. Our military students are often seen as good examples and role models in the classroom. And we try to go above and beyond for our veteran students in terms of resources.

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  1. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants.
  2. In order to qualify for the grant, all admission requirements must be completed. Retired military personnel must provide valid military retiree ID or DD 214 form. Authorized dependents must provide an actual or faxed copy of their dependent military ID card, which includes an expiration date.
  3. Must provide verification letter or copy of orders from their commander reflecting current status. Taxes and fees if any are the sole responsibility of recipient. Not eligible for other scholarships or grants.
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