Active Duty & Veterans

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Dedicated to Helping Vets


We understand where you’re coming from and will get you to where you want to go. Founded in 1976 by Navy Veteran Richard Shurtz Sr., Stratford University degree programs are designed to meet the educational needs of the military. 
From your goals for a rewarding career, to your degree desires, to the needs of your complicated schedule, our Military Student Office (MSO) is ready to work with you. We are dedicated to support your unique needs.

If you are on active duty, you can apply for Tuition Assistance with your post Education Service Officer to determine your eligibility. Military students using Tuition Assistance can also use “Top-up” which allows the VA to reimburse an individual for all or a portion of the charges for a course or courses that are not reimbursed under certain military education programs.


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Four Easy Steps to Start with Stratford 

Determine your Benefits

If you’re a Veteran using one of the GI Bills®, you must apply for that benefit using the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP). Within about six weeks you should receive your Certificate of Eligibility. But you don't have to wait to begin your studies. Stratford will let you start taking courses before you receive this certificate!


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Begin by focusing on your long-term career objectives. The Military Student Office (MSO) is ready to help you set up appointments with our Admissions Department to select a program of study to help you achieve your goals.

Get Credit for
Prior Work

We have programs for credit by examination, transferring credits from other schools, and credit for work experience. The MSO can help you determine how to apply your previous experience. As soon as prior credit has been established, you can get started on your program of study.

Enroll And

When you’re ready, the MSO will help you complete the enrollment forms and make arrangements with the Student Accounts Office, making it easier for you to begin your educational experience at Stratford.