military-biggerWe call it a free class, but we know the price paid by military families can’t be put into numbers. At Columbia College, we will cover the tuition of your first class for you.

When we pay for that first class, you’ll be free to focus on learning. All of our tuition grants for military spouses and dependents are designed to help you take a risk-free step towards your degree.

What does Columbia College offer?

You may be able to try out CC without spending a penny in tuition costs. Our three grants for eligible military spouses and families can save you up to $600 on your first class or up to $6,000 over the course of your degree with the Military Spouse Tuition Grant. Use the following information to see which grants are best for you.

Military Spouse Tuition Grant

Allows eligible military spouses to receive a 20% tuition discount on all in-seat undergraduate courses, at any nationwide location.

Am I eligible? 

  • You must be the spouse of a military member currently serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves.*
  • You cannot receive the grant if your tuition is covered under any tuition assistance program, with the exception of the MyCAA program.

Spouses Opportunity Grant

Allows eligible military spouses to take their first class, online or in-seat at any of our 35+ nationwide locations, with CC covering 100% of the tuition fees.

Am I eligible? 

  • You must be the spouse of a military member currently serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves.*
  • You must be seeking your first undergraduate degree.
  • You must be registered for your first course at Columbia College (grant will be awarded to cover the cost of this course).

Military Family Member’s Opportunity Grant

Allows eligible military family dependents to take their first in-seat class at any of our 35+ nationwide locations, with CC covering 100% of the tuition fees.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be a dependent family member of a military member currently serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves.*
  • You must be seeking your first undergraduate degree.
  • You must be registered for your first course at Columbia College (grant will be awarded to cover the cost of this course).

*including Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserves.

We’ll help you decide what grant and classes are right for you. With six class sessions each year, you don’t have to wait months to get started. Click here for more information, and we’ll be in touch to get you going.