military education benefits

Claremont Lincoln University is committed to serving service members, veterans, and military families

As a military-affiliated student, you need a respected degree that you can earn in a timely and cost-effective manner. At Claremont Lincoln University, we provide you with support from application to graduation to ensure you get the most from your CLU experience.

Have specific questions? Our staff is specifically trained to provide members of the military and their families with the information you need to maximize the benefits you’ve earned in service.

Whether you’re still serving, previously served, or are a family member, we’re here to help you. Request more information today!

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Military Education Benefits

See how your military service can help pay for your tuition

Military Tuition Options
Veterans and service members, as well as their eligible dependents and spouses, who have served on active duty for 90 days or more since September 10, 2001 are eligible for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®.


Other helpful links include:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®

CollegeRecon: Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® Overview

Getting Started for Military Personnel and Spouses

A part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program covers education-related costs for students attending participating higher educational institutions.

The Montgomery G.I. Bill® is a military benefit for eligible active duty service members and veterans (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30) and eligible selected reservists (MGIB-SR) administered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you’re currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, your Education Office is an excellent resource to learn more about benefits due to you.

Other helpful links include:

CollegeRecon: Montgomery G.I. Bill®

Veterans and Active Duty service members who have applied to and have been determined eligible through the Veterans Benefits Administration may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) service benefits. If you’re currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, your Education Office is an excellent resource to learn more about benefits due to you.

Other helpful links include:

U.S. Department of Veteran Readiness and Employment

Benefits.gov: Veteran Readiness and Employment Services for Veterans with Disabilities

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws or stops attending, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. CLU will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis to comply with Department of Defense policy. TA funds are earned proportionally, during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. Any CLU balance due to a TA return is the responsibility of the student.

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Review military benefit eligibility

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Review costs and apply to CLU

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Submit paperwork documenting prior education

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Review financial assistance information

Once you’re enrolled, you’ll continue to have access to our entire team and we’re here to help ensure you’re maximizing your benefits and get what you need as you pursue a degree!

“As a military veteran and academic dean at CLU, I deeply value the commitment and sacrifices of our military students and their families. Our programs, which are rooted in the Claremont Core® areas of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change, are designed to enhance the leadership, resilience, and dedication that military life cultivates – preparing you for successful careers in today’s diverse and dynamic work environments.”

Dr. Manny De La Torre, Dean of Academic Innovation and Strategic Program Development, United States Marine Corps 2009-2013

Our Military Advocacy Team

Our team here at CLU is made up of dedicated admissions, student services, and financial service representatives with extensive backgrounds and experience in higher education. We have an incredible faculty that is excited to work with you and ensure you get the most out of your CLU experience!

Chris Mayweather

Associate Vice President, Enrollment and Marketing
Army National Guard 2000-2008

Austin Eckhoff

Student Financial Services Account Manager
Military Family Member – Marine Corps

Ashley Hogan

Student Services Manager
Military Family Member – Army

FAQs

CLU offers a 10% Military Tuition Discount for military service members, veterans, and their families.

Yes, CLU works to maximize academic credit for military service through both Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for transcribed units and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for work experience and training.

The online GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance is $1,054.50 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The online GI Bill BAH Rate calculation takes half of the national BAH Rate average. This applies when attending online courses exclusively.

Yes, for current Graduate students only and CLU has no cap on its Yellow Ribbon Program, making up for costs not covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.
CLU has six year-round term start dates to make entry into your program convenient and immediate. Speak with a member of our Admission Team at 909-667-4400 to learn more about our upcoming application deadlines.
CLU is committed to providing exceptional support to our military students. That’s why we have a team of dedicated advisors with experience serving members of the Armed Forces. Our advisors are here to ensure that you receive the support and assistance you deserve as you pursue your educational and career goals. Have more questions? Speak with a member of our Admission Team at 909-667-4400.
Application deadline August 27th
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Earning Academic Credit for Your Service

By providing us your Joint Service Transcript (JST), we can review your training and prior learning to award you academic credit. This enables you to earn a degree in less time and with less total expense.​ We can offer you a free review of your JST or CCAF transcripts so you can get a sense for how many credits you’ll earn based on your experience in the military. Please fill out the form below and attach your transcript – we can typically get you a response within 48 hours!​

“As a staff member at CLU and military veteran, I take pride in our commitment to creating a military-inclusive campus where veterans and service members can thrive. Our tailored support services and strong community engagement ensure that military students and their families receive the respect, resources, and recognition they deserve.”

Chris Mayweather, AVP of Enrollment and Marketing, Army National Guard 2000 – 2008