Have you served your country through the US Armed Forces?
Active duty and honorably discharged members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard may qualify for military education benefits. Military education benefits may provide reimbursement for certificate programs, based upon GI Bill coverage and length of service. Funding is available for those classes taking place in the classroom only and is not available for test preparation courses, or online programs.
Many veterans can benefit from the Post-9/11 GI Bill which provides financial support for education for those individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of that date. The service member must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for this funding and benefits can also apply to those on active duty, their spouse and children.
To apply, or see approved certificate programs, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov. For assistance over the phone, call 1-888-GIBILL1. For further information and eligibility requirements, contact the Base Education Officer or Office. Once a Certificate of Eligibility has been issued, contact Registration at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at 470-578-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.
Are you the spouse of someone who is on active duty?
Another unique program offers financial assistance to military spouses. The Department of Defense's MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Account) offers up to $4,000 to military spouses who are interested in pursuing continuing education (including certificate and online courses), degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to careers in high growth, high demand, and portable career fields.
To get started, visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/default.aspx to create a MyCAA Account. Once a profile is created, the Department of Defense will provide notification of eligibility status through the MyCAA messaging system. You will want to select Continuing Education at Kennesaw State University when you apply on the AI Portal. For assistance, contact a Military OneSource Career Consultant at 1-800-342-9647.
Are you or your spouse currently deployed?
National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors can request funding for their kids camp programs? Click here for details!
Are you the spouse or dependent of:
- An active duty or reserve soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the line of duty.
- An active duty or reserve soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman currently classified as a POW or MIA.
- A veteran who died of any cause after being classified as having a service-connected disability.
- A service member missing in action or captured by hostile forces in the line of duty.
- A service member forcibly detained or interned by a foreign power in the line of duty.
- A service member who received a Purple Heart Medal.