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Military and Veterans

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We are proud to honor those who serve and protect our nation. You will find that the flexibility of our fully accredited programs and our generous prior college credit transfer policy makes it a great choice for both active duty military, spouses, and veterans. Our goal is to make your transition to college as seamless as possible, and we will accept generous credit for prior learning and military schooling and experience. Whatever education plan you choose, we can help you earn your degree or certificate at your convenience, and on your schedule. We offer a wide variety of interesting courses, all taught by experienced, well-qualified, and caring faculty. In addition, our academic advisors treat every student as an individual, and not just a number.

Saint Joseph’s College has worked with military students and their families since 1976. As a Military Friendly School, we are dedicated to serving those who serve our country. We were among the first institutions that started eArmyU, and have been a Navy Partner since its inception.

Highlights

  • Earn your degree anywhere without taking time away from your family or from serving your country.
  • No campus attendance is required.
  • Access online courses and our Technology Help Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Complete your coursework on your own schedule, even if you’re deployed.
  • Saint Joseph’s College is a member and active participant in the Servicemember Opportunities College (SOC) network of SOCAD-4 and SOCNAV-4 programs. That means your college credits transfer easily between Saint Joseph’s College and other SOC schools, providing you with the fastest and most convenient path to a quality college education.
  • Affordable tuition. Our tuition is affordable for active duty military or anyone using tuition assistance, and a 15% discount on the tuition rate. Recognizing the sacrifices that military spouses make, we gratefully extend these discounted rates to them as well. Financial aid is available and our programs qualify for tuition assistance (TA).

In addition to TA, you may also be eligible to use GI Bill® funds for your college education at Saint Joseph’s College. You face a number of challenges and an equal number of opportunities in pursuing your college education. We’re here to help, advise, and listen.

Military Credit

Credit will be granted for military service school courses and skills if the American Council on Education recommends the awarding of credit. The following information must be obtained:

  • Full and correct title of course
  • Location of training
  • Length of course in weeks
  • Exact dates of attendance
  • Branch of Service that gave the course

The information listed above may be obtained by one of the following methods:

Army
Students entering the army on or after January 1984 must submit an AARTS (Army/ACE Registry Transcript System). Transcripts may be requested by fax from AARTS Operation Center, Commercial 913-684-2011 or Autovon 552-2011.

Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard
Credit may be given in accordance with ACE Guide recommendations. Students who are active duty or Reserve Sailors/Marines must submit a Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). Requests may be faxed to DSN 992-1291 or COM 850-1281. Transcripts listing completed Marine Corps correspondence courses may be obtained from the Marine Corps Institute, Arlington, VA 22222-0001 or call toll free 1-800-MCI-USMC.

Community College of the Air Force
Air Force personnel, both active and veteran, must submit a CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) transcript. CCAF will not accept fax requests for transcripts. Transcripts may be obtained from:
CCAF/RRR
130 West Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6613

Veterans
Veterans who do not have access to an official ACE Registry transcript, must submit an official record and initiate the request for evaluation. Veterans and reserve personnel must submit a certified copy of the DD214. Saint Joseph’s College generally follows ACE credit recommendations for all skill levels. Credit is not awarded for Basic Training or for vocational/technical level recommendations.

Resources

In an effort to ensure military personnel are making the best-possible choices to meet their educational needs and goals, the following links provide information for comparing colleges in terms of costs, retention rates, student loan default rates, and financial aid. You are encouraged to explore these resources, and your admissions counselor can answer any questions you may have.

http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/aid-offer/index.html

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/

GI Bill® Educational Benefits

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 Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

VA Certifying Official

Contact Stephanie Strout at onlineregistrar@sjcme.edu.