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Military & Veteran Admissions

Westcliff University proudly commits to the success of America’s sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, and coastguardsmen who have served this country.

Military Friendly School 2024-2025

We understand the sacrifices and devotion to duty that is required to be a member of the United States Military. Westcliff University is committed to ensuring the pursuit of your degree meets your career objectives and our staff will go above and beyond to keep that promise.

Whether you’re enhancing your role in the military or transitioning into a civilian career, you’ll find affordable, career-focused programs that can help you with your endeavors. Our staff is honored to assist service members, veterans, and military spouses and dependents with support and flexibility for your unique needs. Westcliff understands your educational journey is personal, and we want to help you achieve your dreams.

Westcliff University offers:

  • Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees
  • 21 areas of study including business, education, technology, and law
  • Distinguished faculty with real-world experience
  • Personalized learning to develop skills for career goals
  • Mentorship from faculty & program advisors
  • We can help you transfer credits and enroll in a 100% online career-driven program or a hybrid in-person-online program

For more information regarding the admissions process, please contact us at

Active-Duty and Veteran Education Benefits:

Westcliff University offers programs that are CSAVE approved or approved for GI Bill® benefits based on the GI Bill® and the Department of Military Tuition Assistance program. Your eligibility for VA education benefits is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Service members and their families may use the GI Bill® education benefits to pay the cost of tuition and many other education services. To determine which chapter of the GI Bill® Education Benefit best fits your needs and goals you should contact a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) at the nearest VA facility or call 800-442-4551 and follow the prompts.

Once your eligibility is determined by the VA you should receive a Certificate of Eligibility or (COE). When you have determined a timeframe to pursue your degree the COE and your DD-214 are the two critical documents that will assist the college admissions department in determining your degree path and how much your VA Education Benefit will fray the cost.

‘‘GI Bill®’’ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Eligible students may be able to use some of the following programs to help pay for school:

  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Yellow Ribbon Program*
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Active-Duty
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • VA Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents
  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • License and Certification Testing Reimbursement *

Visit or contact a Veteran Service Officer for more information.

*Additional Yellow Ribbon Program information can be found here.

*License and Certification Testing Reimbursement information can be found here.

Useful Sites for Military Tuition Assistance 

TA Decide Comparison Tool

U.S. Army and Reserves: Army Ignited

U.S. Air Force:  Air Force Education Portal

U.S. Navy – Marine Corps and Coast Guard:  Navy Education Portal

California Army and Air National Guard: Army Ignited

Our Military Outreach Advisor travels to US Military Installations to participate in educational and career service events that are approved by the DoD and sponsored by your area Educational Service Officer (ESO) or Educational Service Specialist. Contact us for more information @