Tuition Assistance for Military on the Move

Veterans’ Benefits

A full range of benefits and programs are available to veterans. Southwestern College Professional Studies is approved for veteran educational benefits. To determine your eligibility, call the Veterans Benefits Administration at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 or visit their website

The Post-9/11 Bill

The Post-9/11 Bill is an educational assistance program that provides up to 36 months of benefits to eligible persons for education and training opportunities pursued after August 1, 2009. These benefits may be used for undergraduate and graduate degree programs, vocational and technical training, tutorial assistance, books, supplies and monthly housing. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following release from active duty, and may be transferred to spouses or dependent children.

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is an assistance program created to attract quality men and women to the Armed Forces. The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of benefits to eligible persons for education and training opportunities. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

Federal Financial Aid

Southwestern College participates in Federal Financial Aid programs. For more information about the application procedures and timelines, contact a financial aid counselor at or call toll-free at 888.684.5335.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Eligibility, Benefit and Application information can be found at the VA web site:

AeX-Institution Scholarships

The AeX-Institution Scholarship was established in November 2009 to offer scholarship support to the Military Community and family members. This scholarship is a way for Academic Explorer (AeX) to give back to our men and women in uniform who have served, or currently serve our country, and their families. These scholarships are given in the amount of $1000 for the current academic year in recognition of academic institutions that are currently participating on the AeX platform and publishing a full course catalog of certificate and degree programs.

If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships please see the application guidelines at the following link

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