Campbell University has a long and proud history of providing educational opportunities to service members, veterans, and their families. Over 700 veterans are currently enrolled at Campbell University. For the second consecutive year, Campbell University was recognized as one of the top 50 military friendly schools in the nation.
Educational programs are available at Campbell University’s main campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina, www.campbell.edu , and through its extended campuses, www.campbellextendedcampuseducation.com , that support Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station, New River, campbellcamplejeune.com , Fort Bragg/Pope, campbellfortbragg.com , and Research Triangle Park, campbellrtp.com. Undergraduate courses offered through the University’s Distance Education program provide the flexibility needed for military professionals who are deployed or stationed overseas.
Each campus has a separate VA Certifying Official who is the liaison between veteran students and the Department of Veterans Affairs and assists eligible veteran students understand their educational benefits, provide guidance on procedural requirements, and to certify, register and report enrollments to the VA to ensure that veterans receive their benefits in a timely manner.
As a regionally accredited University, and a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), Campbell University is approved by all branches of the military for tuition assistance benefits and is approved for the payment of VA educational benefits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Campbell University Main Campus has renewed participation in the Yellow Ribbon program for academic year 2010-2011. The program was designed to allow institutions of higher learning to enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. More information about this program and the eligibility requirements can be located at www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm . The Yellow Ribbon application can be downloaded at www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/veterans-affairs/yellow-ribbon-application.
Military Tuition Assistance
Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Veterans may be eligible for tuition assistance and/or scholarships. TA pays up to $250.00 per credit hour until the FY (fiscal year) cap of $4500 is reached. National Guardsmen and Reservists should verify the availability and amount of tuition assistance with their unit education POC.
Military Spouse Financial Assistance- MyCAA
This Department of Defense program (Career Advancement Account (CAA) is designed to assist spouses of service members to achieve portable careers. The guidelines for this educational assistance program will:
- Be available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2
- Offer a maximum financial benefit of $4000 with a fiscal year cap of $2000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4000
- Require military spouses to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course
- Be limited to associate degrees, certification and licensures
Academic and Veterans advisers at Campbell University and its Extended Campuses are available to provide support and assistance to military spouses to determine eligibility as well as other sources of state and federal financial aid available.
Campbell University will accept academic credit for military training and experiences, recommended by the American Council of Education. In order to find out how many transfer credits you have, please order your military transcript using the links below that apply to your service and visit a VA adviser at the main campus or at one of the Extended Campuses.
- https://aartstranscript.army.mil/ (Army Ace Registry Transcript or AARTS)
- https://smart.navy.mil/ (Sailor-Marine American Council On Education Registry Transcript or SMART)
- www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf (CCAF)
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Campbell University has earned the acclaim and is ranked in the top 15% of the nation’s ROTC programs. The Campbell ROTC battalion includes cadets from Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and UNC Pembroke. Each year North Carolina Reserve Officers Association presents the General Maxwell D. Thurman Award to the top ROTC graduate. Campbell graduates have earned the award seven times in the last ten years. Two, three, and four year scholarships are available to qualified students. Students who satisfactorily complete the ROTC program are commissioned as second lieutenants upon graduation. www.campbell.edu/academics/rotc
Officer Degree Completion Program
Lieutenants can finish their degree with Campbell University in 12-18 months depending on how much college credit they already possess. Once you know how many months of college work your branch has approved, contact the campus you are interested in attending to discuss your particular degree plan. To start the initial discussion unofficial transcripts may be used. However, for the official acceptance letter and degree plan to be prepared, ALL official transcripts have to be received at Campbell University.