Academic Catalog

United States Military Benefits

Students who have served, or whose spouses have served, in the United States Military are eligible to receive a Military Affiliation Award from Aspen University.


Tuition Rates After Military Discount

  • Master's Degree: $750 per course
  • Doctoral Degree: $1,050 per course
  • BSN (Pre-Licensure): 10% off per course

Fees Waived

  • Undergraduate Technology Fee (BSN Pre-Licensure excluded): $40 per course
  • Graduate Technology Fee: $60 per course
  • RN to BSN Completion Program Technology Fee: $60 per course
  • Graduation Fee (BSN Pre-Licensure Excluded): $100 

Who Qualifies

  • United States Military Active Duty
    • Active Duty
    • Reserve and National Guard
    • Veterans
    • Spouses

Required Documentation

In order for a student to receive Aspen University’s Military Benefits, the following documentation may be required depending upon the student’s status:

  • Military Transcripts
  • DD-214 (Discharge of Duties)
  • Letter from Commanding Officer
  • VA Letter Certifying Military Service
  • Benefit Documentation (TA form, COE, VA form 1905)


  • Copy of Marriage License or Certificate
  • Copy of Spouse’s Military Documentation

Military Payment Options

Veterans Affairs and G.I. Benefits®

Aspen University is approved by the Colorado State approving agency for Veterans Benefits. Most programs allow veterans 10 years from the date of separation listed on the Military Discharge (DD 214) to use their Veterans Benefits. Please contact the Veterans Benefits Administration for more information.

Record Requirements

VA students’ records must be kept for 3 years following the ending date of the last period certified to VA. Records need to be kept longer than 3 years only if a written request to keep the records longer is received from the Department of Veterans Affairs or the General Accounting Office 30 or more days before the end of the 3-year period. This requirement is in the Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR 21.4209(f)).

Previous Experience of Veterans or Eligible Persons

The University maintains a written record of the previous education and training of the veteran or eligible person and clearly indicates that appropriate credit has been given for previous education and training, with the training period shortened proportionately, and the veteran or eligible person and the Department of Veterans Affairs so notified.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

DANTES processes Tuition Assistance reimbursement for Active Duty service members including Navy, Marines, Army, Active Guard Reservists, Army National Guard, Military and Civilian Personnel, U.S. Army Reserves and Air Force Reserve Command after a course is successfully completed. Prospective students requesting Tuition Assistance under this program must have the DANTES Independent Study Form (1562/31) signed by the student’s Educational Services Specialist, Guidance Counselor, or Commanding Officer certifying their eligibility. Please contact DANTES for more information.

Entitlement Programs

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill® - Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 32 - Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 1606 - Montgomery G.I. Bill® - Selected Reserve