Education Resources for Military Students


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Educational Resources

Note: These links are provided as a convenience to military members and are not intended to imply any endorsement by Purdue Global.

  • Federal Financial Aid: Purdue Global is an open access institution and does not have a priority deadline for applying for financial aid. However, students who are utilizing any type of financial aid must have all documentation submitted and approved 10 days prior to the term start date.
  • The Veterans Association GI Bill®: This site can help you determine what your veteran educational benefits include and provides veterans educational resources.

    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

  • MyCAA: The Military Spouse Education Program was designed to provide military spouses educational benefits. Purdue Global participates in the MyCAA program.
  • DANTES: A Department of Defense agency that supports active-duty military education through various means including helping members earn credit toward their degrees through the testing of experiential learning.
  • ArmyIgnitED: ArmyIgnitED provides a wide range of information about Army education programs as well as an online tool to apply for tuition assistance.
  • The AI Portal: The Air Force Portal is the place airmen can learn about education programs and is also an online tool used to apply for tuition assistance. Purdue Global is happy to participate in the AU-ABC (Bachelor's Completion Programs) and the GEM (General Education Mobile) program, which helps Airmen and Guardians complete the college courses needed to earn their CCAF associate's degree.
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E): VR&E services help veterans with service-connected disabilities assess training needs and explore employment options.
  • Dependents Education Assistance Program: Dependents of veterans who were permanently disabled due to a service-related condition may be eligible for education and training benefits.
  • Fry Scholarship: A scholarship for children and dependents of veterans who died in the line of duty or from a service-related disability after September 10, 2001.
  • Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship: The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows eligible veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or dependents using the Fry Scholarship to get added benefits. This scholarship provides up to 9 months (or $30,000) of benefits for training in high-demand fields.
  • Employer Reimbursement: Employers may reimburse employees who pursue advanced training or education. For more information, check with your human resources department.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: These state agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, maintain, or regain employment. Visit your state’s vocational rehabilitation website for more information.
  • PROMISE JOBS: Iowa’s employment and training program works with cash-assistance recipients to help them become self-sufficient by participating in work-readiness activities.

Executive Order 13607: Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding

Purdue Global is a signatory of the DoD Memorandum of Understanding that supports and governs the quality of services provided to veteran students and their spouses. View a listing of all approved Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding participating institutions.

Military Blog

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Frequently Asked Questions for Military Students

Get answers to questions about becoming a military student at Purdue Global and access active-duty education resources and information relevant to veterans.

Department of Defense Resources for Military Students

Executive Order 13607 was enacted to ensure quality standards are upheld in the support of military students in their educational pursuits. Purdue Global is a proud signatory of the executive order.

To evaluate whether Purdue Global is the right educational institution for you, we have provided you with additional information about us. We recommend that you review the rest of this site as well as the Purdue Global Catalog to learn more. Listed below are some additional tools that may be helpful in choosing an institution.

If at any time you have questions, please refer to the Contact Us page to access the relevant support team.

  • The College Scorecard is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting an institution.
  • The College Navigator is a consumer tool that provides school information including tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, and student loan default rates. The site also features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
  • The College Financing Plan is a model aid funding offer designed to simplify the information that prospective military students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The financing plan will provide general estimates for cost of attendance. For a more accurate cost estimate, prospective students should complete the Net Price Calculator (NPC). Visit our FAQs for additional information. You can also contact the Purdue Global Student Finance Office if you have any questions.
  • The Paying for College site of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information about each one and enter actual financial aid award information.

For questions related to your military funding options, please contact Student Finance at 877-855-8648.

The Purdue Global cohort default rate is above the national average at 2.8% versus 2.3%.

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