Syracuse University – Make it Your Mission

Syracuse University has a long history of support for those who serve in our country’s armed forces. Your contributions to our safety and security are valued, and we are honored to provide meaningful assistance as you pursue your educational goals.

Making Syracuse University Affordable Using Your Military Education Benefits

Syracuse University matches the tuition assistance (TA) rate for active duty service members, US Reserve Component Military and National Guard members using military education benefits to study part-time in an online or on campus undergraduate degree or certificate program, covering 100% of tuition.

Military and veteran-dedicated staff at Syracuse University will help you navigate your eligible benefits to include Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP), Federal Student Aid, and other financial incentives.

Syracuse University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, which enables Post 9/11 GI Bill® students to receive additional funding to cover tuition and fees. Learn more here

Find Out More:

Veteran and military admissions virtual information sessions are available the first Monday of every month. 

Online Undergraduate Degrees:

Online Part-time Graduate Degree (not eligible for TA match on tuition):

Military-Connected Online Certificate Program:

In partnership with the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), military-connected students who are alumni of an IVMF program are eligible to receive a $350/credit hour discount on online undergraduate certificates. Learn more here.

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Military Experience, Academic Success

Finish your degree faster by earning college credit for your military experience and occupation. Turn your professional military education (PME) and training into college credit with Syracuse University’s part-time online undergraduate degree programs for military. We award college credits to members of the military based on Joint Service Transcripts (JST) and/or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) records.

Hundreds of occupations across each branch of the armed forces have already been evaluated for credit toward a Syracuse University online degree.

Committed to the Veteran/Military-Connected Student

Syracuse University ranks among the nation’s top schools for veterans, including being named the #1 Private School for Veterans by the Military Times. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) serves as the university’s single point of entry for all veteran and military related programs and initiatives. Committed to being the “Best Place for Veterans,” the OVMA assists University stakeholders to support and empower military-connected students and veteran employees of Syracuse University.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at