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Military & Veterans

Since 1950, Troy University has served and supported the United States Armed forces and the men and women who serve or who have served in uniform, their spouses and their dependents. The University proudly counts some 60 flag officers among the ranks of its alumni, has a presence on or near military installations worldwide and participates in online learning programs with all service branches. For generations, Troy University has understood the needs of the military student and has built a military inclusive institution offering a broad range of high quality, very affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs supported by outstanding student services.

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Proudly Serving Military-Affiliated Students Across the Globe

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Beginning in the 1950's at Camp Rucker, known as Fort Rucker today,  the roots of Troy University's service to our armed forces were planted with the United States Army. Today, in addition to hosting an Army ROTC program on the TROY campus (since 1987), we are a proud partner with the Army in several initiatives. TROY currently operates advising and / or teaching centers on or near 10 Army installations in six U.S. states and one in Korea.

Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members can find information for the tuition assistance (TA) program on the My Army Benefits webpage. Army TA requests can be submitted up to 60 days before the term/semester start date and must be submitted no later than 7 days before the term/semester start date through ArmyIgnitED. Tuition Assistance must be submitted and approved by an Educational Services Officer or military counselor before the course start date. If you are using Army TA, contact Carmen Foster at 334-448-5121. Please email approved forms to

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Troy University and the U.S. Navy are active partners in higher education for sailors. As an original "Sweet 16" partner in the Navy College Distance Learning Partnership (NCDLP), Troy University is committed to flexible education no matter where you serve.

Sailors must complete the steps outlined on the Navy College webpage. All WebTA applications must be submitted and approved by an Educational Services Officer or military counselor no later than 14 days prior to your term start date. Please email approved forms to

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Air Force

Troy University has been an education partner of the United States Air Force since 1965 and has hosted an Air Force ROTC program on the TROY campus since 1971. 

Please request Air Force tuition assistance via the Air Force Portal. Air Force TA requests must be approved by an Educational Services Officer or military counselor during the window between 45 days prior to the course start date but not later than 7 days before classes begin. Please email approved forms to

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Marine Corps

Troy University is proud to be a partner of the US Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program (LSP). This program is designed to help honorably discharged Marines continue their undergraduate education through pre-screening and support in the admissions process, matching the Marines to the “right” institutions and helping to expedite the application process.

To receive tuition assistance, Marines must complete the steps outlined on the Marine Corps Community Services webpage. Start your WebTA application 60 days in advance of the term start date. You can submit your TA even before finishing your enrollment in the course at your school. All TA applications must be command approved by an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or military counselor prior to the course start date. Please email approved forms to

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Coast Guard

No matter what your rate or officer occupation, Troy University is pleased to offer a broad range of undergraduate programs via in-class, online or blended formats that can be valuable to members of the Coast Guard seeking to advance their career within the Coast Guard or to help prepare them for careers following their service to our nation.

Guidance on the Coast Guard’s tuition assistance program can be found on FORCECOM’s webpage. Service members must complete a Tuition Assistance Counseling Worksheet (ETQC-4147-2). Service members can apply for CG TA up to 90 days prior to the course start date. All TA applications must be approved by an Educational Services Officer (ESO) 14 days prior to the course start date. Please email approved forms to

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National Guard

Troy University has proudly served members of the United States Air and Army National Guard for more than 50 years. Currently, in addition to working with members of the Guard who are completing degree programs, the University also plays an active role in the pre- and post- deployment Yellow Ribbon Re-integration Program.

The core goal of the partnership between the University and the Guard is to meet the educational needs of our guardsmen and women by offering a broad range of associate, bachelor and master degree programs through the four TROY Campuses in Alabama, the university’s network of Student Support Centers and through TROY Online

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As a long standing partner with the United States Military, TROY serves students from all Reserve components. The University also plays an active role in the pre-and post-deployment Yellow Ribbon Re-integration Program.  In each of the undergraduate degree options available at TROY, there is scope for the award of transferable college credit based on an evaluation of the member’s rating, the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE).  The ACE recommended credits, combined with results of CLEP and / or DANTES exams taken,  can significantly shorten the timeframe for reaching degree completion. 

With locations across the United States and through TROY Online, Reserve students find the flexibility and support needed for success.  

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Military Spouses & Dependents

Troy University strives not only to meet the needs of our service members but also their families.  We offer a broad array of degree programs focused to meet the needs of our military affiliated community where they are via a worldwide network of Service Centers, TROY Online and through offices and teaching facilities.

In support and in recognition of those who support those who serve, Troy University is proud to be able to further demonstrate its commitment to making a college education more affordable for the military affiliated student community by offering one of the best value propositions in higher education in the nation.   Through the TROY Military and Family Scholarship, the University proudly caps the cost of tuition at $250 per credit hour for spouses and dependents of members of the military currently serving on active duty, in the National Guard and/or in the Reserves at undergraduate and graduate level. 

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Recognized as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times, Troy University is a proud supporter of United States Veterans, active duty military and their families. Each Fall, TROY honors all who have served during Military Appreciation week which culminates with a ceremony in Veterans Memorial Stadium as the TROY Trojans take on one of their rival schools. It is an honor to serve those that serve this great country.

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Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to compete to become a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force while completing their degree. Commissioned officers are the managers, problem solvers, key influencers and planners who provide leadership to all under their command. By joining ROTC, you’ll not only build lifelong friendships, but you may also have the opportunity to pay for school through our scholarship programs. Most importantly, unlike many other college students, you’ll have a rewarding career waiting for you after graduation.


TROY's Military & Family Scholarship


Advance your career with exclusive benefits toward graduate and undergraduate programs. TROY’s Military and Family Scholarship caps the cost of tuition at $250 per credit hour for active military, Reservists and National Guard. Also, your spouse and dependents receive up to 50% in tuition savings. TROY is committed to keeping higher education affordable. That’s the Trojan Warrior Spirit, and it’s alive and well at Troy University.

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