Financial Aid Options for Military Students

As a student at McCann, you are eligible for traditional forms of financial aid, but as a military student, you have even more options. Before looking into scholarships, grants or student loans, explore these options to fund your tuition and other college costs.

Why Should You Use Your Military Benefits for Education?

Attending college can be expensive, but it is a worthwhile investment in your future. While you gained foundational experience from your military service, many employers look for job candidates with a college education. Thanks to your time in the military, you can get the education needed to start a new career at little to no cost.

As a military student, you might not have to pay all of your tuition because there are so many benefits available to you. 

You may be eligible for one of several types of military financial assistance, including:

  • Military Tuition Assistance 
  • Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill

Military Tuition Assistance

For members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, the government provides up to 100% of the cost of tuition. The best part of this type of assistance is that it isn’t a loan; the money is yours to keep and use for your tuition.

However, a limitation of military tuition assistance is the cap on the number of classes and amount of money offered each year, which can impact how quickly you can complete your program. For more details, you can use the link provided above, call us at 866.865.8605 or click here to request more information.

Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and Montgomery G.I. Bill 

These bills passed by Congress allow members of the military to use federal funding to attend college. These funds are not loans, which means you don’t need to pay them back. You are allowed up to 36 months of financial aid.*

Unlike Military Tuition Assistance, these G.I. Bills allow you to use the funding for more than just tuition. You can use this money to pay for housing, books and other college costs.

Take Advantage of Your Financial Aid Options at McCann

Attending college is a wise investment in your own future. Your service gives you the chance to get an education and prepare for a career in a field you love. Call us at 866.865.8065 or click here to request more information about how we can help you get started.

*Each specific benefit chapter has different benefit periods and criteria, contact your Financial Services representative for complete details regarding your eligibility.