The nation’s oldest private military college offers tuition discounts, transfer credit options, flexible scheduling, and dedicated support for active service members, veterans, their spouses, and first responders.

People who serve in the military or as first responders often face challenges above and beyond those they encounter in the line of duty. Factors like unpredictable schedules, service-related disabilities, and changes in assignment or station can present hurdles civilians may not encounter.

But with the right university and support network, you don’t have to compromise on your educational goals.

Norwich University offers degree and certificate programs designed to fit the needs, schedules, and lives of those who serve their community, country, and family members.

“We strive to celebrate and honor the brave people who chose service first,” says Dr. Karen Gaines, Provost and Dean of Faculty. “Norwich University has a rich military heritage, and we take pride in supporting military students, military spouses, and first responders by helping them achieve their personal and career goals through a top-quality education.”

As the oldest private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), Norwich University has a proven 200-year history of helping active service members, first responders, veterans, and military spouses get the most out of their college education.

Service-affiliated students at Norwich benefit from tuition discounts, academic and military training transfer credit considerations, dedicated support, flexible online scheduling, and access to financial aid opportunities like scholarships and grants. Online programs are available. You can learn more about how Norwich University supports service personnel at their website.


Tuition, financial aid, and military benefits

Financing your education can understandably be a point of consideration for prospective students. Norwich University seeks to minimize the out-of-pocket cost and make the financial aspect of your educational journey smooth and stress-free.

If you serve or served in the military, are a first responder, or are a military spouse, you are entitled to reduced tuition toward your bachelor’s or master’s degree at Norwich. This discount may vary depending on the degree level and subject matter, but it amounts to thousands of dollars in savings throughout the duration of the program.

Scholarships and grants provide another avenue through which you can pay for some or all of your education. Norwich University offers some scholarships internally based on merit and status, and your advisor can help you navigate several military-focused endowed and external scholarship opportunities. You can also take advantage of alternate funding options.

Your military benefits can also make a significant impact on financing your degree. Norwich can help you navigate your options and make the best and most effective use of your military benefits, including those granted by the GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and U.S. Department of Defense’s Tuition Assistance (TA) program.

Transfer credit for your experience, training, and previous coursework

Transfer credit opportunities can help you save significant time and money in earning your degree. With Norwich University, you can earn credit in a number of ways, including:

· Previously completed college coursework

· Military and professional training

· Professional certifications

· College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams

· Military agreements and partnership programs

Military agreements are partnerships between Norwich and other military academies, branches, and institutions that offer exclusive or service-specific transfer credit opportunities. The university offers nine such partnerships and agreements, including opportunities intended for West Point graduates, U.S. Air Force Academy graduates, students who have earned in-service education and experience, and more.

You can transfer up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and 12 credits toward a master’s degree.

Dedicated support from faculty and advisors who understand

Norwich University’s extensive history serving military-affiliated students and first responders means they understand your background and circumstances better than most. Faculty and support staff at Norwich are well-versed in military concerns such as deployment and the transition between military and civilian life, and they know how your experience can affect you physically and emotionally.

In fact, many of our faculty members have military backgrounds and are proud to teach in a way that they know is relevant to their fellow service members.

As a Norwich student, you’ll be paired with a dedicated student support advisor who will serve as your first contact and advocate from application through graduation. Your advisor can answer your questions, help you find support resources and tutoring services, discuss your coursework, and assist in all facets of the student experience.

But beyond that, your advisor and Norwich’s Veterans Affairs office can connect you with military-specific resources, help you understand your VA benefits, and work with you to secure accessibility accommodations or cover ADA concerns.

Online flexibility to fit your schedule

The path of service is unpredictable. Whether you’re an active-duty service member deployed abroad, a first responder working irregular hours, a veteran navigating post-military life, or a military spouse working hard to support your family, you have plenty to prioritize and fit into your schedule.

But still, you have goals, and Norwich University is ready to help you achieve them with flexible online degree opportunities. Through online learning, you can study and complete coursework when it’s convenient for you — so you can earn your degree without compromising on the things in your life or career that are important to you.

At Norwich, you can choose from dozens of bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, graduate certificate, and professional education options, with coursework that can be completed 100% online. That means you can further your education on your own time and from anywhere in the world.

Take the next step on your journey

You’ve already accomplished a lot, but you strive to do more. Norwich can provide you with the support and resources to help you succeed in the next stage of your career. Visit their welcome page for military and veteran students to learn more about the possibilities a Norwich education can offer.