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Military Tuition and Types of Funding

Military Student with Military Finance Specialist

An education from Post University is both valuable and affordable. We work with you to find a plan that works, no matter what your education goals may be.

As part of our Military Program, you will be assigned a specially trained Military Finance Specialist who will assist you in obtaining your Military Education Benefits. Your Military Finance Specialist also will work with you in completing other forms of financial aid packages as needed.

 

Tuition & Fees for Military

Online Tuition and Fees

Military Programs Tuition for Service Members, Veterans, and Eligible Family Members

Through Post University’s Accelerated Degree Program members of the military (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves), veterans, and eligible family members can earn certificates or degrees entirely online.  Post University offers lower tuition, has eliminated most fees, and covers the cost of books and required course materials so military students can earn their degrees at a substantially reduced cost. The tuition and fees reflected below are for military service members, veterans, and eligible family members.

2019-20 Military Online Program Tuition Rates
Military Undergraduate Tuition$250 Per Credit
Military Graduate Tuition$399 Per Credit
2019-20 Books, Electronic Course Materials and Technology Fees
Books and Electronic Course Materials*                                  $0Covered by Post University
 Fees $0**Waived by Post University

In order for military service members, veterans, and eligible family members to receive the Military Program tuition, fees, and book cost reductions as reflected above, eligibility must be established.  To qualify for the Military Program tuition and fee schedule, the following conditions must be met:

  1. If the student is a military service member or a veteran, a certified copy of the service member’s DD-214 must be provided, or if the service member is still serving in the Armed Services or Coast Guard, a copy of the student’s Joint Service Transcript will be obtained by Post University Military Admissions.
  2. If the student is a family member of a service member or veteran, a certified copy of the service member’s DD-214 must be provided to Post University Military Admissions.
    • If the student is a spouse, he/she must provide a copy of a marriage certificate/license.
    • If the student is a dependent, he/she must provide a copy of a Federal Tax Return verifying the dependency and relationship to the veteran or serviceman or woman.

Spouses receiving any Veteran Affairs educational benefits that are separated or divorced from the veteran are not eligible for the Military Program cost reduction.

The Department of Defense has various Tuition Assistance programs. For active duty military members, military Tuition Assistance may cover up to 100% of tuition costs for all courses offered by nationally or regionally accredited institutions. It is important to understand that each branch of the service manages Tuition Assistance differently, and each branch has specific eligibility requirements. The military service members must refer to their specific branches of service for current information regarding military Tuition Assistance policies and procedures.

Post University has a dedicated team of specialists who work exclusively with military students. They are not able to advise students on which benefits to use, that decision must be discussed between the veteran students, the eligible family member students, and the Veterans Administration. For more information on determining which benefit to use, please visit www.va.gov.

Post University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Additional information is available in the University Catalog Section 5.14 Military Reduction (Main Campus) of the catalog.

Effective August 1, 2019, in accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Post University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  Post University will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E’s contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class. (Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.)
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

In a case in which an individual is unable to meet a financial obligation to an educational institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of such title and the amount of such disbursement is less than anticipated, nothing in section 3679(e) of such title, as added by subsection (a), shall be construed to prohibit an educational institution from requiring additional payment or imposing a fee for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the financial obligation and the amount of the disbursement.

 

*You will be paid with a student book voucher that will be loaded once you register for your course(s). Military service members, veterans, and eligible family members must be enrolled as an online or evening and weekend student to get the voucher. Not applicable for Main Campus Students.

**Military service members, veterans, and eligible family members are responsible for the graduation fee, and the fees associated with SHRM in the BS Human Resources degree, and the RN to BSN degree.

 

On Campus Tuition and Fees

Campus Tuition Rate and Fees can be be found in the main Tuition and Financial Aid Section, under On Campus Tuition and Fees.

Tuition Refunds

Military Program students must send emails to online@post.edu and drop or withdraw coursework through their respective military Tuition Assistance providers (GoArmyEd, etc.). No other forms of communication will be accepted for drops or withdrawals. Tuition refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

  1. 100% of tuition will be credited for online courses if notice of the drop is received within the Add/Drop period.
  2. 50% of tuition will be charged for online courses if notice of the drop is received one week after the Add/Drop period or by the third Friday of the term.
  3. Students who fail to participate and are administratively removed from their courses will not be charged.

Post University reserves the right to make changes to tuition or tuition policies at any time.

Students receiving financial aid should consult with the Military Finance Office to determine how their award package may be affected. The Military Finance Office makes disbursements after the end of the Add/Drop period in order to determine a student’s enrollment status and eligibility.

 

Types of Funding

G.I. Bill and Post University Certification Process

GI Bills

There are various GI Bills available. Please use the following link to find the one that’s right for you! Please contact for further assistance.

Post University GI Bill Certification Process

  • New Students
    Submit Certification of Eligibility (COE), Veteran’s Online Application (VONAPP) or E-Benefits information page to Admissions Counselor.
  • Returning Students
    Students must submit GI Bill documentation (if not submitted previously) to Amanda Tiscia, VA Certifying Official at atiscia@post.edu in order to be certified.

IMPORTANT: Amanda Tiscia must be notified via email to certify your enrollment with the VA for upcoming modules and/or any changes to your academic record that will affect your tuition or benefit pay.

Yellow Ribbon Program

A part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®Yellow Ribbon Program covers educationelated costs for nonesident, out-of-state students attending participating higher educational institutions. Post University is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for military personnel attending as traditional, on campus students

Other helpful links include:

Military Tuition Assistance and Top-Up Benefit

Military Tuition Assistance

Post University qualifies for the Military Tuition Assistance program and is listed in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Catalog of Nationally & Regionally Accredited Distance Learning Programs. This catalog can be found in each base/installation education office. An Education Services Officer (ESO) should be able to advise you on program eligibility.

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible active duty members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard/Reserve. Military Tuition Assistance will cover up to 100% of tuition costs for all courses offered by nationally or regionally accredited institutions in accordance with DoD guidelines.

Active Duty personnel in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, or Navy may be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA).

The Tuition Assistance Program will fund up to 100 percent of your college tuition and certain fees with the following limits:

  • Not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour
  • Not to exceed $4,500 per fiscal year, October 1 through September 30

Each military branch has its own TA application form and procedures. To find out how to get started, visit your local installation education center, go online to a virtual education center or click on the following links for each service branch:

Below are links to the various branches of Armed Forces websites:

* Prior to your course enrollment, you may be required to develop an education plan or complete TA orientation.

Top-Up Benefit

Active duty members may elect to use the Top-Up Benefit in addition to their service provided tuition assistance (TA) to cover high-cost courses. The Top-up program allows funds from the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty or the Post-9/11 GI Bill to be used for tuition and fees for high-cost courses that are not fully covered by TA funds. You need to consider carefully your own situations and contact your School Certifying Official (SCO) to discuss applying for Top-up.

Eligibility. To use Top-up, your service branch must approve you for TA. You also must be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® or the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty.

Application. First apply for TA in accordance with procedures of your service branch. After you have applied for TA, you will need to complete VA Form 22-1990 to apply for Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits.

The form is available online from the VA. Make sure you specify “Top-up” on the application and mail it one of the education processing offices listed on the form.

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 website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Military Service members and their families are directed to speak with their assigned Education Services Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to enrolling. Please visit the Education Office on your assigned military installation for your respective branch. For students who do not have an ESO on their installation, they can contact their regional office for support.

 


All schools that qualify the Tuition Assistance Program are required to have a Tuition Assistance Refund Policy. Please read the Post University Tuition Assistance Refund Policy(pdf).

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA)

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) is a career development and employment assistance program sponsored by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees* necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth, Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

Learn more about the MyCAA program and discover what’s available.

* Associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration are excluded.

 

Download your Military Service Member’s Guide to learn everything you need to
know about earning a college degree online.

 

For more information, see the Tuition & Aid Resources on this page or contact MilitaryFinance@post.edu, 800.345.2562 or 203.841.1205 (fax).

 

Military Programs
Post University, P.O. Box 2540. 800 Country Club Road, Waterbury, CT 06723-2540
milprog@post.edu
Phone: 800.345.2562
Fax: 203.841.1164