Military Spouses & Dependents

Education Benefits for Military Spouses & Dependents

As a military spouse or dependent, we know you have a busy life. Our four-week course structure was created to make your military spouse benefits accessible and achievable. Take advantage of the opportunity to study at a military-friendly university and move closer to the degree you always wanted, one month at a time.

Military Spouse & Dependent Tuition Reduction

As San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, we offer over 75-degree programs and tuition discounts for Military Spouses and their dependents. Our, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs have been designed specifically for military students and are offered online, on-site, and on over a dozen military bases, so you can attend class without disrupting your duties.

Military Spouse Friendly University

As a military spouse-friendly college and Yellow Ribbon school, we accept the post-9/11 GI Bill®. In addition, our Veteran Center provides guidance and support to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. National University has been designated a Military Friendly School (MFS) Gold Level in the category of Private offering Doctorate for 2022-2023.

What is a Yellow Ribbon school?

A university in the Yellow ribbon program can help pay for higher out-of-state or private school tuition and fees beyond your Post-9/11 GI Bill®. This program is available for both full-time and part-time students.

Military Spouses Benefits

The GI Bill pays 100% of tuition and fees for eligible military spouses and dependents, up to the maximum in-state tuition for public schools, and up to $22,805.34 per academic year for private or foreign schools. But first, you must have benefits transferred from the service member to their spouse. This process is not difficult; if you have questions, contact our Veteran’s Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected]

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® survivors and dependents benefit, also known as Chapter 35 benefits. You may qualify for this benefit if you are a dependent spouse, child, surviving spouse, or child of a U.S. military Veteran. There are two main GI Bill benefit programs you can apply for under chapter 35. Find out more here about V.A.’s (Chapter 35 benefits) education benefits.

MYCAA Benefits for Military Spouses

Military spouses may be eligible to receive financial assistance for licenses, certifications, or associate degrees through the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MYCAA). This program provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance to pursue an occupation or career field.

Military Scholarships for Spouses & Dependents

Please visit our complete scholarship offerings for information on National University’s military scholarships for spouses & dependents. There you will find eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes, active-duty military personnel and their dependents are eligible to receive discounted rates when they take courses online, on location, or on base. To learn more about eligibility contact our Veteran’s Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected]

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