Schools Continue to Offer Special Tuition Rates for Military

New England College is the latest university to offer active-duty service members, spouses and dependents a special rate for undergraduate degrees offered online

By U.S. News University Directory
Posted December 20, 2012 05:00 PM

Military Education Tuition Discounts
Military Education Tuition Discounts

Schools across the nation continue to offer military personnel special tuition rates for college courses, opening the door for those who have served their country to get an education at a lower rate.

Both the government and educational institutions have encouraged veterans to seek higher education either while serving or after they leave the military, while cautioning that veterans only pursue legitimate offers from accredited institutions.

The latest accredited institution to offer a military tuition rate is New England College, which this week announced a new policy, effective immediately, which allows service members, spouses and dependents a chance to pay $750 per 4-credit course.

The deal is also available for reservists and National Guardsmen called to active duty.

New England College not only offers a 52% reduction in tuition cost for military personnel, but also gets them into 4-credit course programs that allow them to graduate in 16 months with an associate’s degree or 28 months with a bachelor’s degree.

“New England College is dedicated to promoting the professional and personal growth of service members and their families by providing them with a top-class education at a special tuition rate. Honoring the sacrifices of America’s military is a founding principle and decades-long tradition of NEC,” said professor Philip Huckins, Director of Veterans Services for New England College, in a news release.

Veterans may soon find such offers easier to locate. A bill now making its way through Congress would, among other things, make the Veteran Administration a repository of knowledge about universities, including tuition and fee amounts, dropout rates, the level of technical and academic support of online users and whether the school accepts credits from other institutions.

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