Military Tuition

Wherever you are in your military service, whether you are home or abroad on active duty, in the National Guard, in the Reserves, or even retired, Northcentral University can help you earn a quality degree at an affordable rate.

Preferred Military Tuition Rates

Our preferred military tuition rates make it even more affordable for you to earn your advanced degree at Northcentral University. For information on the total cost of your program, visit our How to Calculate Your Total Cost page. 

Preferred Tuition Rates: Military Students with Military Tuition Assistance
Eligibility for military tuition rates is subject to the student’s submission of required documentation.

Degree Per Course Rate
Bachelor's $750
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Same as Master's
Master's $750
Post-Master's Certificate Same as Doctoral
Doctoral $925

Effective October 1, 2012, Preferred Tuition Rates for Military Students with Military Tuition Assistance (TA) will be reduced in our Master’s Degree Programs. Northcentral’s current per course rate of $910 will be reduced to $750.{Please note: This reduced Master’s rate is effective only for courses started on or after October 1, 2012. Price does not include additional costs, such as books, obtaining copies of transcripts, and purchase of cap and gown.}

Preferred Tuition Rates: Active Military Students without Military TA, Retirees/Veterans, and Military Spouse
Eligibility for military tuition rates is subject to the student’s submission of required documentation.

Degree Type Base Per Course Tuition Rate
Bachelor's Degree $1,130
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Same as Per Course Tuition Rate for School’s Master’s Degree
Master's Degree in the School of Business and Technology Management $1,820
Master's Degree in the School of Education $1,435
Master's Degree in the School of Psychology $1,905
Master's Degree in the School of Marriage and Family Sciences $2,040
Post-Master's Certificate Same as Per Course Tuition Rate for School’s PhD Degree
Doctoral $2,260

Additional Military Tuition Benefits

Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve Education Benefits

You may be eligible for military Tuition Assistance (TA). This benefit may even cover the entire cost of your Northcentral education in conjunction with the special tuition rates we already offer.

To help you understand the additional resources available to you, contact a Military Outreach representative at militaryadmissions@ncu.edu or call toll free at 877-683-4776

Veterans Education Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers education benefits for veterans and their eligible dependents and spouses as described in the brief overview below.

For specific details about your eligibility, we recommend that you contact the VA directly at www.gibill.va.gov, or call toll-free at 1-888-442-4551.

Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30 Enlistment after July 1, 1985, is required. The service person must have participated in the pay reduction program. The monthly payment rates vary with the length and type of service. Monthly self-certification is required to insure benefit payments.

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Chapter 1606 Enlistment or extension for six years Selected Reserve or National Guard duty after July 1, 1985 is required, and does not require a contribution by the service member. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits, which end 10 years from the date you become eligible for the program.

Post 9/11 GI Bill
The post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on or after August 1, 2009. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. For a summary of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, see the benefit comparison chart.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents. For more information, see the pamphlets and factsheets about the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill.  It is designed to help students pay for of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with their education programs after exhausting the annual funding limit for the VA academic year (August 1 to July 31) of their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.  

Individuals should complete and submit the application form available online at www.gibill.va.gov.  Individuals will receive written notification explaining the VA’s decision regarding eligibility for the program.  If you are eligible, your Certificate of Eligibility will also advise you if your service meets the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  You should provide your Certificate of Eligibility to the NCU VA Education Benefits Team to certify your enrollment to the VA, including Yellow Ribbon. 

For questions about the Yellow Ribbon Program or using your VA education benefits here at Northcentral University please contact the VA Education Benefits Team via email at VeteransBenefits@ncu.edu or telephone at 888.628.6911.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607
This is a new education benefit available to certain individuals who were activated on or after September 11, 2001.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Chapter 31
This program is available to some veterans who have a service-connected disability of 20% or greater. Although the date of entry to active service is not considered, it is advised that students use this benefit within 12 years of the date of discharge. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Contact your state VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services Office.

VEAP Post Viet Nam Era Chapter 32 Enlistment between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 is required in order to participate in this program. To be eligible, contributions must have been made to VEAP accounts while on active duty while this program was open.

Viet Nam Era GI Bill Chapter 34/30 Some members or veterans who entered active duty prior to January 1, 1977 and had remaining Chap 34 entitlement on January 1, 1990 were automatically converted to the Montgomery GI Bill Program. Breaks in service can affect this entitlement and the eligibility period for use. If you have questions concerning your eligibility for MGIB, contact your Service MGIB Program Manager or the VA directly for assistance, www.va.gov or toll-free at 1-888-442-4551. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) Chapter 35 A child or spouse of a deceased service-connected or 100% permanently disabled veteran may be eligible for VA educational assistance. The marital status of a dependent child is not a factor in determining eligibility. Benefits may be used until the dependent has reached the age of twenty-six, or for eight years from the date that eligibility is determined, whichever is later.

Educational Assistance Test Program Section 901
Those eligible for this program should already be aware of their eligibility. However, please contact the VA at www.va.gov or toll-free at 1-888-442-4551 to speak to a Veterans Benefits Counselor if you have questions about your eligibility.