Military and Veteran Resources


Use your military benefits to study with CSU

The choice to continue your education is a big financial and time investment. With so many colleges and universities to choose from, narrowing down your options can leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Colorado State University, we understand how important finding the right program is to you. Whether you choose to study online, on campus, or both, CSU provides military service members and veterans the support they need to find a suitable program and achieve their educational goals.

Wondering if CSU’s online programs are right for you?

Our knowledgeable student success coaches are available five days a week to help you make sense of admission requirements, understand your military benefits, choose a program that fits your goals, and navigate the application process. Call (970) 492-4898 to speak with a coach or email the Student Success Team for more information.

What happens next?

After being accepted into a program, our experienced student advisors are ready to help you create a customized academic plan; understand graduation requirements; make sense of institutional policies, procedures, and requirements; and regularly evaluate your progress as you work toward earning a degree or certificate. If you are ever feeling stuck or need help, your academic advisor is there to provide guidance and support.

Resources to help you get started

Military Benefits

There are several benefits and financial aid options available to CSU students with military experience. Learn more about your G.I. Bill Benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, military discounts, and other related programs. Click on the link above to learn more.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is a benefit available to service members and paid for by specific branches of the Department of Defense. Congress has granted the ability for each branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy) to pay up to 100% of tuition expenses for their members. Click on the link above to learn more.


Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Online Bachelor's Degrees

Whether you're completing a degree you started previously or embarking on a new educational journey, CSU's online undergraduate programs empower you to meet your goals and realize your potential.


Online Graduate Degrees

CSU offers online master's and Ph.D. degrees, as well as graduate degree programs with a classroom component or summer residency. Explore our graduate degree offerings and find the program that is right for you.


Online Graduate Certificate Programs

CSU offers graduate certificate programs online as condensed learning opportunities to obtain the training you need to move ahead in your field. Gain specific skills applicable to your current career to enhance performance and advancement opportunities, or transition into a new career with newly gained skills and knowledge.


Featured Programs

Biomedical Engineering M.E.

Learn to take a transdisciplinary approach to improving health and aiding persons with disabilities. Explore advanced concepts like the structure and function of biomaterials, mechanical design, data analysis, quantitative systems physiology, and more.


Systems Engineering M.E., M.S.

Many organizations require system engineers who can account for both the technical and business needs of stakeholders when solving complex problems. Explore cross-disciplinary applications of systems engineering as you learn to coordinate and implement technical processes to achieve specific business outcomes.


Adult Education and Training M.Ed.

Learn how to facilitate adult training and educational programs by earning your Master of Education degree. Apply what you learn in your courses to your own work environment, bringing your reflections back to share with classmates.


Social Work M.S.W.

Start integrating contemporary research into your practice to better serve individuals, families, and communities. Gain valuable skills and field experience as you work within a social services organization. Classes are offered in-person and online.


Student Story: Edwin Vasquez

Edwin served in the first Gulf War, and his passion for biomedical engineering is fueled by his interest in serving other veterans. Watch the video below to see how earning this master’s degree online from CSU made a career in this field possible.


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Air Force veteran Alex Jones and cadet Holly Shepherd share their experiences.

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