Spouses & Family

Extending Education Benefits to Military Family Members

If you are a military spouse or dependent, you are eligible for a tuition discount toward your  bachelor's or master's degree at Franklin University. It’s just one way that we show our commitment to serving the needs of our military students and their families. Learn more about military discounts, as well as the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program, which provides tuition assistance to military spouses seeking certain degrees or certifications.

Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (OMVA)

Military Focused

Enjoy dedicated support from our military-only assistance team.

Family Discounts

Lower the cost of your degree with tuition discounts for military spouses and dependents.

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 Military Spouses or Dependents

Undergraduate Programs

If you are the spouse or dependent of an active-duty military service member, you qualify for a 20 percent tuition discount on associate, bachelor’s, and undergraduate certificate programs. This discount, combined with Franklin’s generous transfer credit policy, makes earning a degree more affordable and our 100 percent online programs make a Franklin degree accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection.We understand the unique challenges facing military families and our goal is to remove the barriers between you and your degree.

Graduate Programs

Spouses and dependents of an active-duty military service members, are eligible for a 20 percent tuition discount on master’s degree and graduate certificate programs. Franklin’s 100 percent online master’s degrees are accelerated and many can be completed within 14 months, while working full time. We are pleased to be able to support you by providing a path to a respected degree with the flexibility and convenience military families need.  

Ways to Pay for School for Military Spouses or Dependents

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

Veterans may be able to transfer their benefits to family members; see additional government funding options on our Veterans page

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 Military Spouses or Dependents

As a university committed to serving spouses and dependents of active-duty military personnel, we value your time. We simplify our processes rather than ask you to squeeze one more thing into your already busy schedule. You’ll find our admission process to be seamless and hassle free. 

Undergraduate Admission:

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

2. Request Transcripts
Send your official transcripts directly to Franklin University. This will help us 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 classes.

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 the U.S. military.

3. Request Transcripts
Send your official transcripts directly to Franklin University.

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

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. 

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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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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.”

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."

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."

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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