Military Spouse Information

Here at ECPI University we fully understand the many sacrifices you have made as a military spouse and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational goals. We know that there have been many challenges and hurdles throughout your time with the military, but your education should not be one of them!


Post 9/11 Transfer

  • Up to 36 months of benefits
  • Tuition and Fees up to highest in-state tuition rates
  • Monthly Housing Allowance
  • Book stipend of up to $1000.00

CH 35 Benefits

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance is for eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

They will receive a monthly allowance of $1,298 for full time students, that will be prorated if less than full time.

To Transfer Benefits, You Must:

  • Have served at least 6 years and agree to serve at least another 4 years
  • Meet your branch of service’s requirements – check to see if you need to do this during your reenlistment window
  • Spouses can start using benefits at 6 year mark and while their spouse is still in the military, just will not get housing allowance
  • Children may start to use benefits once parent has completed at least 10 years of service in the armed forces. Get housing allowance
  • Children must be 18 years old and can use benefits until they are 26 years of age
  • You can transfer any number of months to your spouse/dependent that you want, just cannot exceed 36 month

Fry Scholarship

  • For children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after Sept 10, 2001
  • Provides same benefits as CH 33, Post/9-11 GI Bill.

Yellow Ribbon

  • VA and colleges that are part of the program split part of tuition not covered by normal GI Bill® payments
  • It covers tuition at private schools that is above highest in-state tuition rate
  • ECPI University is in this program!

MYCAA Scholarship

  • A workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance for licenses, certifications, or Associate’s degrees to pursue an occupation or career field.
  • Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same pay grades are also eligible.
    Read more.

Federal Work-Study Program

Interested in a part-time job on campus? Then the Federal Work-Study program may be for you. It is open to students with financial need and allows you to earn money to pay for education expenses. Stop by your campus Financial Aid Office to learn more. Read More.

ECPI Scholarship for Active Duty Service Members and Spouses

The Active Duty Military Scholarship Program was designed to help lessen the financial challenges associated with pursuing your education. ECPI University’s scholarship for service members is open to active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen, and other service members, as well as their spouses when enrolled in an online degree program.*

How Much Tuition Is Covered?

Qualifying service members receive a scholarship effectively reducing tuition to $250 per semester credit (for undergraduate course work) and $595 per semester credit (for graduate course work). Qualifying service member spouses are eligible to receive the same scholarship for Online courses only.

*Eligible programs include all degree programs in the Colleges of Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Business & Criminal Justice. In the College of Culinary Arts, eligible programs include Food Service Management. In the College of Health Sciences, eligible programs include Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, and Health Information Management.



Veteran Testimonials

At the end of the day, it matters little what we say about ourselves. It's what student veterans and graduates say that really counts:

“VetSuccess on Campus is an innovative approach to help Veterans in the often difficult transition from military service to academic life. Placing experienced VA counselors directly on college campuses strengthens VA’s partnership with institutions of higher learning and creates myriad opportunities to help Veterans succeed.”

Allison A. Hickey, VA’s Under Secretary for Benefits

“Working with Veterans keeps me humble, because they are selfless and know the value of commitment and taking care of others, not because anyone is looking at them, but because they know it’s the right thing to do, they are also great for providing perspective to younger students, and even mentoring skills. They know how to give back to the community; they've been doing it their entire careers!"

Culinary Arts Faculty Member Lt. Col. Katherine Bryant (U.S. Army Retired)


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