Education Benefits for Military Spouse and Dependents

We serve those who serve our country. Columbia College provides discounts, benefits, and resources for current military members[1], their spouses and dependents under 25[2]—so that you and your family have access to affordable, flexible education no matter where you are.

Military Friendly School 2019-2020 Award for Columbia College

Save thousands on tuition

$ 250

Military Undergraduate
per credit hour

$ 325

Military Graduate
per credit hour


Military-Affiliated Benefit

Only $250/credit hour for current service members, their spouses, and dependents under 25.

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GI Bill® benefits

We help you use the GI Bill® to pay for your college education.

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Military scholarships

We offer scholarship opportunities for veterans, as well as military spouses and dependents.

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Credit transfer

Save time and money with credit for past courses, military experience, and training.

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Flexible. Accelerated. Affordable.

Earn an accredited degree faster with 8-week classes, starting six times a year.


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Services to support you

Military and veteran services

Our Ousely Family Veterans Service Center provides a support network to help veterans transition into college and civilian life.

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Principles of Excellence

We adhere to Principles of Excellence to make sure you have the information and support you need.

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Take the first step

Submit an application, and we’ll help you every step of the way. There’s no cost to apply.

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1 Currently serving: A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving whether on Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserve must be drilling members or on active duty. Service members that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the Military-Affiliated Benefit.

2 Dependents must be under the age of 25 prior to the first day of the semester to be eligible to receive the dependent benefit.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at .