Financial Aid, Scholarships & Educational Benefits

Military service members and veterans can obtain a wide array of financial aid as well as military benefits from Champlain College. Champlain offers many financial aid options, credit transfer for service members and fields of study relevant to members of the Armed Forces.

Qualified Veterans, military service members, and dependents have several benefit options that may be available to you - the most common being the G.I. Bill®. Benefits are based on a variety of factors and are determined by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

All military applicants admitted into a Champlain degree program automatically receive an annual $10,000 scholarship and are considered for other merit-based scholarships.

Our Count-on-it Financial Aid Guarantee

Students are eligible to receive college scholarships (which do not need to be repaid) based on achievement, need, and other characteristics. You can count on your scholarships from Champlain being consistent from year to year, renewing annually for as long as you are enrolled full time.

That's our Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee.

Count-on-it Financial Aid Guarantee

Some educational benefits military-connected students may be eligible for include:

Learn more about all of your financial aid options at Champlain College  

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

ROTC training

Interested in ROTC?

Learn more about joining the Army ROTC Green Mountain Battalion at Champlain College.

Visit Our ROTC Website

Other Educational Benefits

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Credit for Training

The training you received during your time in the Armed Forces can transfer to Champlain College credit. Transferring credit can greatly accelerate your learning and lessen the amount of time it takes to get your undergraduate degree. Champlain's Office of Military & Veteran Services will review your military transcripts for experience to determine transfer credit based on recommendations from the  American Council on Education (ACE). Be sure to designate that your official transcripts are to be sent to Champlain College.

Learn more: How To Apply: Military & Veteran Applicants  

Credit for Life Experience

Students admitted through Champlain College Online may transfer in up to 90 credits toward their bachelor's degree, leaving only 30 credits to earn (10 upper division-level courses). Transfer credit may be granted in a variety of ways, including for courses or training you received while in the military.

Learn more: Champlain College Online  

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DANTES Affiliate

Champlain College is a Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) affiliate. DANTES provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Programs can help military members at every stage of their military career, from entry into the service to the final stage of civilian transition to their next career.

Learn more: DANTES  

Military Tuition Assistance

Champlain accepts Military Tuition Assistance and VA "Top Up" tuition assistance for students wishing to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill and MilTA together. Military tuition assistance should have final approval prior to the start of classes.

NOTE: It's recommended that all service members check with their local ESO for the latest status of their branch's Military Tuition Assistance.

Learn more: Office of Military & Veteran Services  

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Military Education Benefits

Qualified Veterans, military service members, and dependents have several benefit options that may be available to you - the most common being the G.I. Bill®.

Learn more: Office of Military & Veteran Services  




But First, the FAFSA

All admitted applicants who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for Champlain's need-based scholarships, which are awarded to those with demonstrated financial need.

The information you provide is then used to determine the extent of your financial need and aid eligibility.

To ensure we receive your information, use Champlain's school code: 003684.

Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans, and work-study jobs that can help fund your education.

Go to the FAFSA website

  Contact Us

To learn more or to discuss how we can assist you, contact us!

Phone: (802) 865-5777
Fax: (802) 860-2775

251 South Willard Street
Perry Hall Room 226
Champlain College
Burlington, VT 05402-0670

163 South Willard Street
PO Box 670 
Champlain College
Burlington, VT 05402-0670