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Active Duty Programs by Branch

You've earned it!  Learn about the education benefits that you may qualify for to help cover the cost of school.
  • AU-ABC

    The Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC) is an initiative between Air University and UMass Global to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to enlisted Air Force personnel with a completed Associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Read More


    GEM

    The General Education Mobile (GEM) program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and UMass Global to deliver general education coursework required for the CCAF degree. The program includes online courses from each of the following disciplines: oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities that meet the CCAF’s pre-approved general education requirements. Read More


    Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling. In addition, Air Force students need to register for courses and apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • ArmyIgnitED / Army COOL Program

    Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard personnel are eligible for up to $4,000 of financial assistance from the Army Credentialing Assistance Program, which is part of the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) service.

    • Obtain an industry-recognized certification that shows you are an expert who can successfully perform the key job requirements in your field and anywhere the military life takes you.
    • Enhance your skills, either in your current MOS, or in an occupation you would like to pursue when you leave military service.
    • Online programs can be accessed anywhere, anytime

    Read More


    Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling. In addition, once you register for courses with UMass Global, enrollment information will be sent to ArmyIgnitED where you will then submit a request for TA through the portal.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

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Step 1:

 Speak With an Enrollment Coach

  • Select the program you are interested in.
  • Call us at 800.746.0082 or fill out a request for information form and a coach will be in touch.

Things to discuss with your coach

  • Degree requirements
  • Course schedules
  • Start dates
  • Flexibly with your schedule
  • Next steps

Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation
Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation
Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

Step 2:

Apply for school

  • Complete all required sections of the online application.
  • Send in official transcripts and additional documentation from ALL colleges and universities you have attended or been admitted to, including military and foreign institutions, since high school.

Tips and Tricks

Need further accommodations? Register with the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services.

 

Step 3:

Get Financing Squared Away

  • Once admitted, your enrollment coach will connect you with a OneStop Specialist.
  • Submit your signed TA form to your OneStop Specialist.
  • Apply online for additional Veteran benefits at vets.gov or ebenefits.va.gov.
  • Request your certificate of eligibility (COE) from the VA and provide it to your OneStop Specialist.

Step 4:

Register for Classes

  • Meet with your academic advisor and plan out your academic roadmap.
  • Register for courses via MyUMassGlobal following the academic plan and instructions from your advisor.
  • Once registered, submit a request for Military and Veteran Benefits Certification and apply the benefits to each registered course

Certifying your Benefits

View step-by-step instructions for requesting certification of military benefits

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