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Veteran and Active Military Students

Build on your military experience and start your next chapter with USciences Online, where you can earn a degree or certificate that fits your schedule.

Designed for Your Future

Continuing your education can help you to build on your military experience, allowing veterans and active servicemembers to advance their credentials or make the jump to a new field. Through USciences Online’s affordable, career-focused program, you can earn a master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or professional certificate 100% online and according to your schedule. At every step, you’ll receive personalized white-glove support from a team, including your own Student Success Coach, who is eager to honor your service and help you reach your goals.

Credit for Your Experience

Save time and money in pursuit of your degree or certificate by receiving credit for your military experience. USciences provides experience-based credit on a case-by-case basis. Start by completing the application form and identifying the course(s) you’d like to receive credit for. Learn more.

Military and Veteran Financial Aid Benefits

You may qualify for education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. To initiate the Veterans Affairs benefits process, obtain either a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA or a GI Bill Statement of Benefits at www.va.gov.

Students requesting to use VA Benefits must also complete a VA Benefits Request Form each year. USciences Online staff will work with the Registrar’s Office to submit a certification of enrollment and the necessary financial information to the VA.

Yellow Ribbon Program

USciences Online is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for military students who can receive a 100% tuition benefit through the Post 9-11 GI Bill. USciences will contribute the necessary matching funds to cover all tuition and general fees for students who document their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office.

This award is provided on a first-come, first-served basis to a maximum of 25 eligible students, regardless of your degree program. If you previously received a financial aid package from USciences, GI Bill benefits and Yellow Ribbon participation supersedes any initial or previously awarded grants and may affect other financial aid eligibility.

For more information, contact:

James Holland
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-596-8894
jholland@usciences.edu

Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP)

Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) administers this tuition assistance program for students who enter into a service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard for a period of six years. Students wishing to be considered for the EAP must:

  • Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary) of Pennsylvania
  • Be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program or a student at an approved Pennsylvania institution

To apply:

If you are already a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, contact the readiness Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) at your unit of assignment.

If you are not a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and want more information, go to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website.