Columbia College and Veterans United Home Loans recently announced a partnership designed to assist Veterans United’s clients further their education while helping members of Columbia College’s Veteran population achieve their aspirations of owning a home.

Through the partnership, Veterans United now offers Columbia College Veteran students, alumni, faculty and staff the opportunity to utilize the company’s Home Buyer Select Program, which offers savings on the total amount of their home loan. Columbia College is also offering a tuition discount to Veterans United’s borrowers, employees and their spouses.

“Columbia College and Veterans United are truly at the forefront of serving Veterans and their families in two important areas: education and home ownership,” Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple said. “This partnership can make a major impact on our alumni, faculty, staff and students who have served our country. It also allows us to work with an entity that provides a much-needed service to Veterans and is one of the most philanthropic-minded businesses in the country.”

Based in Columbia, Missouri, Veterans United is a full-service national lender. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members achieve the dream of homeownership.

“At Veterans United, our values are central to everything we do,” said Kris Farmer, Chief Marketing Officer. “One of our values is to ‘Enhance Lives Every Day’.  This unique partnership will allow us to enhance the lives of our clients by allowing them to further their education while providing them some extra savings. We are excited to forge this new relationship with Columbia College.”

Columbia College students, alumni, faculty and staff can learn more about home loan savings on the Homebuyer Select program website. Veterans United borrowers and employees can learn more about the tuition discount by contacting Patty Anderson at

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 165 years. As a private, nonprofit institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. The college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, has more than 30 locations and offers day, evening and online classes. Columbia College educates more than 20,000 students each year and has more than 86,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

In 2017, Veterans United was named No. 27 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® also named the company No. 37 on its Best Workplaces for Women in 2017. Veterans United’s employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. The foundation has given nearly $10 million to charitable causes and organizations since the beginning of 2016. Learn more at