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Military Applicants

Redstone College is honored to serve those who have served or are currently serving their country. Redstone is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to helping service members and their families earn college degrees. Whether you are on active duty, a member of the reserves, a veteran or a retiree, you can take advantage of a variety of Redstone programs that may be in demand in both the military and private sectors.1

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Why Redstone?

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Redstone College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.1

Here are some other reasons why you should consider Redstone:

  • Hands-on training
  • No-cost tutoring
  • ACE credits accepted
  • Programs available in aviation, energy and industrial services
  • Career development assistance and tuition-free alumni retraining2
  • MAP scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Potential eligibility to receive credit for selected formal military coursework and training
Paying for college as a military applicant

Our admissions representatives are ready to help guide you through the student financing process so you can focus your attention on earning a degree. Redstone accepts a number of government-supported student aid programs on behalf of military members and veterans, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program3. Learn more about your options and explore your benefit eligibility by visiting those websites and our Military Resource Center. You may also wish to review a comparison of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other GI Bills. We are committed to working with each military student to ensure the maximum amount of educational benefits available through federal programs.

Transfer credits from exams and military experience

You may be eligible to receive credit for selected formal military course work and training. Redstone College uses the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Guide for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate both military classroom and experiential training. This council continuously evaluates military schools, correspondence courses and occupations to determine the amount of college-level credit available. DANTES and CLEP exams can also be submitted for consideration. Based on the applicability of the particular examination to programs at the college you may be eligible to receive course credit. We recommended checking with the campus before taking any exam to ensure the credit can be transferred into your degree program. Each service branch has its own system for recording military education and experience credits and can provide copies of your transcripts. Coursework or training must be similar in scope and credits to a Redstone course in order to receive credit for a particular class.

Military Resource Center

This resource center provides related links with more information on educational benefits and tuition assistance opportunities for members of all branches of the armed services and their families. Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions. Specific resource lists for active, reserve and veterans is also available.

Military personnel3

As a military spouse interested in furthering your education, you should first contact your local Family Support Office or One-Stop Career Center. An employment advisor there will have the forms necessary to help you apply for financial assistance with your education and provide additional training and employment resources.

Survivors and dependents3

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

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2 Participating in the Redstone alumni retraining is tuition-free for qualified graduates. Additional costs such as online lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibility of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to class and space availability.

3 Financial aid available to those who qualify.