Navy + College? You Can Do Both.

Earning your degree while serving your country is an ambitious task. At Franklin you’ll find flexible, convenient course formats, whether you're serving around the corner or across the globe. With online and on-site degree programs, we’re committed to helping you balance your education with the many demands of military life.

Apply today. It’s fast, simple and free. 

Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (OMVA)

Credit for Military Training

Receive transfer credit for your military service.

Military Focused

Enjoy dedicated support from our military-only assistance team.

Military Minded

Earn your degree from an adult-focused university committed to serving military service members.

100% Online Classes

Earn your degree around your schedule.

Military Friendly

College degrees for military students stationed anywhere and everywhere

Your service to our country is invaluable, so Franklin University is proud to be able to honor your service with specialized, military-friendly programs. At Franklin, service members and veterans can earn a quality, online college degree -- while continuing to serve. Because of this commitment, Franklin University has been named as a Gold level designee of the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list. Schools earning the gold distinction were selected for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs.

Tuition Rates for Navy Service Members

With an undergraduate tuition rate of $250 per credit hour, Franklin is committed to offering sailors like you a quality education that is both convenient and affordable. We encourage you to explore available funding options. As a courtesy to our sailors, you are not required to pay the $25 undergraduate initial processing fee, $30 graduate application fee, or $100 non-refundable graduate deposit.

Ways to Pay for School for Navy Service Members

Franklin Funding 

Higher education is an investment in you and your future. At Franklin, we help you get more for less by stretching your military and/or veteran benefits, and providing scholarship opportunities to further reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Government Funding

Learn how the cost of a degree at Franklin University will impact your finances with our cost estimate calculator. From funding sources to education expenses, you’ll get a comprehensive view of the variables that can alter the bottom line.

Admission Process for Navy Service Members

Undergraduate Admission:

1. Apply Online
Complete Franklin’s online undergraduate application. Please be sure to complete the questions related to U.S. military.

2. Request Transcripts
Request all your official transcripts be sent directly to Franklin University, including your Joint Services Transcript (JST). This will help maximize your transfer credit, saving you time and money toward your degree.

3. We’ll Contact You
An undergraduate admissions advisor will contact you regarding registration for your first set of courses!

Graduate Admission:

1. Review Requirements
Thoroughly review the graduate admission and application requirements.

2. Apply Online
Complete Franklin’s online graduate application. Please be sure to complete the questions related to U.S. military.

3. Request Transcripts
Request all your official transcripts be sent directly to Franklin University.

4. We’ll Contact You
A graduate admissions advisor will contact you to help you complete the admission proces

Transfer Military Training Credit

Get college credit for your military service. At Franklin, we provide a seamless transfer credit process and award the maximum number of money- and time-saving transfer credits for your experience and training.

Paying For College Field Guide For Veterans & Active-Duty Military

Thinking about going back to school? Maximize the benefits you've earned and reduce your tuition costs with this free guide designed specifically for active-duty military and veterans.

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Built to Serve Military and Veterans

Choose a university dedicated to students, not shareholders. From adult-focused services, to in-demand programs and free support resources, we provide a learning experience that’s all about you.

Dedicated Military Advisors

Utilize the expertise of our Office of Military & Veteran Affairs – centralized advisors in-tune with your needs.



Career-Focused Programs

Take advantage of a wide variety of degree programs – including business, technology and cybersecurity – that lead to in-demand civilian jobs. On-site and online course options help you tailor your education with your lifestyle and your learning style.

Priority Registration

Maximize your VA benefits with early access to course selections. Priority registration guarantees that you get the classes you need in the format you want. 

Military Student Lounge

Connect with other military and veteran students and enjoy increased interaction with our dedicated Office of Military & Veteran Affairs (OMVA) team in the Military Student Lounge, just one piece of the community in place to support you as you pursue your education. 

Hear What Our Military Veteran Students & Faculty Are Saying

Rob Wood, Ed.D.
U.S. Navy Veteran + Faculty

"As a Navy Submarine Veteran, I know from firsthand experience what it means to achieve and maintain mission readiness. I also know that the veteran/military students that take one of my classes will always be 'mission-ready', because they receive support and advice from a team of experts well versed in veterans’ unique needs."

Roger Kisiel, MSA
U.S. Navy Veteran, Aviator, Test Pilot + Adjunct Faculty

"We served, you served; let us help you define and achieve your career and life goals."

Ray Forbes, Ph.D.
U.S. Navy Veteran + Program Chair, M.S. in Business Psychology

"As a current faculty member and retired veteran myself, I can personally attest that Franklin offers a veteran-friendly educational environment geared for the experienced adult. And, Franklin’s many degree options provide a great next career step."

Garry McDaniel, Ed.D.
U.S. Air Force Veteran + Program Chair, Human Resources Management

"Veterans provide an invaluable service to our nation and Franklin University seeks to provide the best support and education possible to ensure their skills and knowledge are at the highest level."

Charles Saunders, Ph.D., CFE, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CPA (OH inactive)
U.S. Air Force Veteran + Program Chair, Forensic Accounting & Business Forensics

"We know and understand veterans! Through our adult-oriented, practitioner-taught, real-world programs in accounting and business, we at Franklin are ideally positioned to help build on their teamwork, experience and maturity--qualities that are in demand in today's business world."

Jerome Council, MBA
U.S. Navy Veteran + Adjunct Faculty

"I remember using the GI Bill while an undergraduate attending College back in the 80’s and its importance to my dreams. Now semi-retired and living my dreams here in Central Ohio...I am very appreciative of all that has happened from the benefits of the investment of a higher education."

Rafael, B.S. Business Administration '18
U.S. Army Veteran

"My advisor has been excellent from day one. She has truly guided me through this journey. She showed a different way to approach getting my degrees in business and worked well with my VA vocational rehab advisor."

MBA Student, U.S. Army Veteran + Alumni Military Scholarship Winner

“This scholarship will enable me to finish my MBA, which I plan to use to launch a nonprofit organization that assists veterans with housing and employment.”

Matt, B.S. '16 + MBA '18
U.S. Army Veteran

"I started my degree online at Franklin while I was still enlisted. Franklin accepted my previously earned credit and made the transfer process easy."

B.S. Accounting + Business Administration Student + U.S. Army Veteran

"Being out of school for so long, Franklin has many options to help me integrate back into the process smoothly, alleviating the stress of being a new student again after so many years."

Jeremy, MBA '11
Ohio National Guard Veteran

"I chose the MBA at Franklin for a number of reasons, but one area that stood out was the support team available to me and the assistance and flexibility they provided. As a full-time Army Guard member I could be called for an emergency at a moment's notice, and I was confident Franklin would work with me as to not disrupt or set back my education."

Doctor of Healthcare Administration Student, U.S. Air Force Veteran + Alumni Military Scholarship Winner

“I’m proud to represent the military as a recipient of this scholarship and with the money, I’m earning an education to better the community.”

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