Troy University’s formal relationship with the Department of Defense began in 1950 with the establishment of an on-base operation at nearby Fort Rucker, Alabama. Today, TROY proudly counts some 60 flag officers among the ranks of its alumni and has a presence on or near more than 30 military installations around the world. Our familiarity with and respect for the US Military starts at the top as our current Chancellor is a Marine veteran and his predecessor was Commander of the Alabama Air National Guard. For generations, Troy University has understood the needs of the military student and has acted on this knowledge to build a military inclusive institution offering a broad range of high quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs, in class and online, supported by outstanding student services.
Troy University embraces the opportunity to continue its support for active duty personnel, our veterans and their families through participation in the Tuition Assistance Program, the GI Bill, the MyCAA initiative and other funding options as may become available.
Links to pertinent information within Troy University as well as military educational resources are available here. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with these resources.
|MILITARY BRANCH||BENEFITS PROGRAM||OTHER RESOURCES|
Yellow Ribbon Program
|Military Credit Use
Troy University recognizes the educational benefits of many experiences that occur outside the formal structure of accredited colleges and universities. Credit may be granted for military experience based on MOS (Army), AFSC (Air Force), or equivalent ratings by Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Military Operations Minor– The University offers a range of undergraduate degree programs which include an 18 semester hour MILITARY OPERATIONS MINOR. The Military Operations minor will satisfy degree requirements for any minor required for a Bachelor of Science program. The Military Operations Minor can be completed by applying a minimum of 18 semester hours of credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), or military credit from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Servicemembers can often apply coursework and experience of Professional Military Training and Education to this minor. Service school courses will be evaluated according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE Guide) when official credentials have been presented by the student. Such recommendations, however, are not binding upon the University.
Concentration– The ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL EDUCATION degree allows for the use of any TROY minor as the "Area of Concentration" within the degree program. Therefore, the 60sh ASGE degree program is comprised of: 25sh of GENERAL STUDIES/the 18sh MILITARY OPERATIONS CONCENTRATION (MINOR)/17sh of FREE ELECTIVE credit.
Specialization– The BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE degree program requires the completion of a 30 semester hour Resources and Technology Management major, of which 18sh must be "Specialized Technical Credit." One recognized source of such specialized credit is credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). The 120sh BAS degree program is comprised of: 46sh GENERAL STUDIES/42sh BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CORE/30sh RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MAJOR/2sh of FREE ELECTIVE credit.
Free Elective– Most undergraduate degree programs require some free elective credits, and some require as many as 20 semester hours of free elective credit. Therefore, unused ACE recommended credit is also commonly applied to the free elective requirement of all degree programs.
Additionally, Troy University accepts a variety of CLEP exams, DSST (DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TEST) SCORES, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams as a means of achieving advanced standing in the University’s undergraduate programs.
Troy University has pledged continued
support of military veterans and active-duty
personnel attending college by providing
maximum tuition assistance allowed through
a program associated with the Post 9/11 G.I Bill
called the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill or CH33 is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows for a tuition and fee benefit to be paid directly to Troy University, a monthly stipend to the service member and a book stipend of up to a $1,000 per academic year.
The University has pledged to close any gap between the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and the cost of tuition at Troy University by paying 50 percent of the established tuition and fee charges not already covered under the bill. A special provision of the bill establishes the Yellow Ribbon Program that allows colleges and universities to offer the tuition waiver. The Department of Veterans Affairs will match each additional dollar funded by the University.
The University’s Financial Aid Office stands ready to assist with any issues regarding the VA
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.
In addition to the broad range of TROY degree programs taken by members of the Air Force at undergraduate and graduate levels over the past 46 years, the University is also proud to be a partner in two of the Air Force’s specialized education initiatives; the General Education Mobility initiative (GEM) is designed to facilitate completion of the General Education requirements of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) associate degree program; and, the Air University Associate to Bachelor Co-operative (AU ABC) was designed to create a seamless pathway from the CCAF associate degree to a bachelor degree in a range of disciplines.
TROY currently is located on or near the following United States Air Force installations...
|Eglin AFB, FL||Hurlburt AFB, FL||Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA|
|Kadena Air Base, Japan||Langley AFB, VA||Misawa Air Base, Japan|
|MacDill AFB, FL||Maxwell Gunther AFB, AL||Osan Air Base, Korea|
|Shaw AFB, SC||Tyndall AFB, FL|
For additional information regarding education benefits through the US Air Force,
please click here.
The roots of Troy University's service to our armed forces were planted with its service to the United States Army.
Today, in addition to hosting an Army R.O.T.C. program on the Troy campus (since 1987), we are a proud partner with the Army in several initiatives including GoArmyEd; the Enlisted Education Program (EEP) of the College of the American Soldier, the Green to Gold initiative; and the ConAP program for new recruits. Troy currently operates advising and / or teaching centers on or near 13 Army installations in six U.S. states and one in Korea.
|Fort Belvoir, VA||Fort Benning, GA||Fort Bragg, NC||Fort Campbell, TN|
|Fort Carson, CO||Fort Eustis, VA||Fort Gordon, GA||Fort Lee, VA|
|Fort Lewis, WA||Fort Meade, MD||Fort Myer, VA|
|Yongsan Army Garrison, Korea|
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Troy University offers reduced academic residency, guaranteed-transfer of select courses, and credit for non-traditional learning (including military experience and training) reflected on your official Coast Guard Institute transcript, DANTES tests, and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.
No matter what your rate or officer occupation, you will find a broad range of degree programs to fulfill your career interests. Your options include but are not limited to homeland security, criminal justice, international relations, environmental safety, public administration and more.
For additional information concerning higher education options for members of the US Coast Guard, click here.^ Return to Top
Troy University serves members of the United States Marines in class at one of more than 27 worldwide locations and through its distance-learning programs offered through eTROY which reaches students across all 24 time zones.
Additionally, 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.
Click here for further information about education benefits available through the US Marine Corps.^ Return to Top
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.
TROY maintains an ongoing presence to support military personnel and their dependents online worldwide through the eTROY, through a worldwide network of Global Campus sites, and through offices and teaching facilities on or near the following U.S. Naval installations:
|Dam Neck, VA||Little Creek, VA||NAS Oceana, VA||NSN Norfolk, VA|
|National Naval Medical
Center, Bethesda MD
|Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA||Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL|
Further information regarding educational benefits from the US Navy can be found here.^ Return to Top
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 Global Campus sites and through eTROY.
To learn more about educational benefits for members of the National Guard, please click here.^ Return to Top
Troy University is a member of the Servicemembers' Opportunity College (SOC) network which was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Troy University will issue an SOC agreement for degree completion to any military student. Civil service and military dependents may request an SOC agreement. In order to obtain a SOC agreement, the student must have successfully completed six semester hours and met admissions requirements. The SOC contract will list all of the degree requirements for graduation with Troy University. All coursework must be completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities or from acceptable non-traditional sources, if applicable. Students must complete degree requirements within eight calendar years after the SOC contract is approved.^ Return to Top
The Department of Defense (DoD) MyCAA program provides financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing education in programs leading to employment in Portable Career Fields. Spouses of active duty members of the Department of Defense and activated members of the National Guard and Reserve Components are eligible as well. Troy University offers on-site and online programs supporting participants in the MyCAA program.
The MyCAA Fact Sheet provides current information on eligibility and application procedures.^ Return to Top
At the University’s four Alabama campuses and its Global Campus sites, TROY'S knowledgeable personnel are trained to provide a full-range of services from academic advising, admission and registration services, to tuition assistance processing, veterans' benefits and other forms of financial aid.^ Return to Top
Last Updated: 06/04/2013