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Veterans & Military Students

Military Friendly

Honored to serve those who serve.

Briar Cliff is honored to be ranked among the nation's top military friendly institutions for seven consecutive years. We highly value our military students and are grateful to you and your families for your service to our country.

Online or On-Campus Courses

Military students and veterans can choose between two types of academic programs at BCU:

On-Campus Degrees

Choose between more than 30 areas of undergraduate study, and enroll as full-time or part-time student during the daytime. Browse programs →

Online Degree Completion

This is an accelerated format with online courses, taken at your own time and pace. You may even be able count military experience toward your credits. Learn more →


Reduced Active Duty Military Rates

Students who are active duty military will receive reduced tuition rates for Briar Cliff’s online degree completion programs:

Tuition for active duty military $250/credit hour
Additional student fees (for both) $35/credit hour
Total cost for active duty military $285/credit hour


Yellow Ribbon Institution

Financial Aid Options

Briar Cliff participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which means we team up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist with college tuition for eligible veterans. Some veterans may even receive full tuition assistance at BCU.


We’re here to help. Contact the Office of Continuing Education Admissions by clicking the link below.

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