Returning to civilian life can mean a return to a 9 to 5 job. Our online degree programs give veterans the flexibility to juggle work and college courses on your own schedule. Qualified undergraduate, graduate and visiting in-state veterans receive a 50% discount on tuition. All students, regardless of residence, will pay one low tuition.
Submit a completed application and official transcripts to Charter Oak along with a non-refundable application fee of $50. Applicants who do not have at least 9 college level credits must submit a high school transcript or equivalent.
Request official transcripts from each school where you’ve attempted to earn credit. Include college transcripts, military records and standardized exams from CLEP or DSST. If you do not have at least 9 credits of college-level credit, you will need to have your official High School or GED transcript sent directly to Charter Oak.
Request your Joint Services Transcript (JST).
- Community College of the Air Force
- If still serving in National Guard or Reserve, complete and submit the Military Eligibility Form to verify status to receive $250 per credit hour and all fees waived.
* Not applicable to graduate programs.
- Apply for VA Benefits
- Submit form DD-214 (Member-4 copy) to determine Veterans Waiver eligibility.
Contact your admission counselor for enrollment instructions.
All four service branches and the U.S. Coast Guard offer financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of service members' personal and professional goals. The program is open to officers, warrant officers and enlisted active duty service personnel. In addition, members of the National Guard and Reserve Components may be eligible for TA based on their service eligibility.
Follow these helpful links:
Learn More at the U.S.Department of Defense's Military OneSource network
The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) program — sometimes known as Chapter 30 — provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty. Learn More at the Veteran's Benefit Administration website.
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Learn More at the Veteran's Benefit Administration website.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you:
- all resident tuition & fees for a public school
- the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the national maximum per academic year for a private school
Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student.
Institutions of Higher Learning (Degree Granting Institutions) may elect to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.
Degree-granting institutions of higher learning participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program agree to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution. Learn More at the Veteran's Benefit Administration website.
If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, the VA Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program—also referred to as Chapter 31—can help. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for Veterans Readiness and Employment benefits and services, like help exploring employment options and any required training needs. In some cases, your family members may also be eligible for certain benefits. Learn More at the Veteran's Benefit Administration website.
Why Charter Oak State College?
- 100% online
- Credit for credentials
- Six (6) start dates
- Voted Military Friendly School