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Information for Military Students

Saint Mary’s University welcomes members of the military and their dependents. We recognize the special sacrifices you have made and thank you for your service to our country. As a military service member, a veteran, or as a member of a military family, you will appreciate the convenience, flexibility, and portability of our online degree programs, which enable you to earn a degree despite deployments and frequent relocations.

Special Services and Assistance for Military Members and Dependents

As a military member or dependent pursing an online master’s degree at Saint Mary’s, numerous benefits are available to you.

  • A 10% tuition discount is available to all current and retired military personnel, as well as veterans.
  • Saint Mary’s application fee is waived for military members and dependents.
  • Work with a dedicated Saint Mary’s staff member whose job is to help you obtain your benefits.
  • Receive deferred tuition billing without fees or penalties while you wait for your benefits to arrive.
  • If duty prevents you from completing a course, we have a military-friendly leave policy.

Tuition Discount for Military Members and Veterans

As of fall 2017, all current and retired military personnel, as well as veterans enrolling in a degree or certificate program are eligible for a 10% tuition discount. Eligible students will need to file a military and veteran tuition discount form as part of their registration process. Call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor about this process. The 10% discount does not apply to the spouse and dependents of any service member on active duty. 

Financial Assistance Available for Military Members and Dependents

You may also be eligible for tuition benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Federal educational benefit programs include the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Montgomery GI Bill, the Selected Reserve, the Reserve Educational Assistance Program, the Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program and the Federal Tuition Assistance Program.

Saint Mary’s also participates in the Military Spousal Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Spousal Tuition Assistance program. For more information about this program, visit the MyCAA page.

For more information about these programs and to determine your eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Learn more about how Saint Mary’s University can help you achieve your educational goals. Call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.