Military Veterans

Military Veterans

Military Friendly College | Yellow Ribbon School

You served us. Now, let us serve you.

At Crown College, our motto is, “Called to Serve. Prepared to Lead.” Since Crown’s founding in Minnesota in 1916, the College has been equipping leaders to make an impact wherever they are called; the mission field, the marketplace or the military. Our focus on service led us to being named a military-friendly college. If you are looking for a Yellow Ribbon school, take a moment to learn more about the benefits we offer our active duty and veteran students.

What makes Crown a military-friendly college?

We offer several active military and veterans education benefits, including:

  • Fully-accredited degree programs can help you transition to your next career
  • Traditional on-campus undergraduate programs as well as online undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are 100% online, offering you maximum choices, flexibility, and convenience
  • Degree costs may be covered in full by your GI Bill. You can apply for a scholarship if your tuition is not covered by TA or the GI Bill
  • We accept the ACE recommended credits for military transcripts and credit for prior learning assessments are available
  • Dedicated counselors to assist you through the admissions process

Transfer Friendly

Crown promotes a military-friendly transfer policy by accepting military transcripts (AARTS, SMART, and CCAF) and additional prior learning assessments (CLEP, AP, and DSST). When working through the enrollment process, be sure to have all your transcripts sent to Crown to maximize your previous learning.

Meet one of our Military Students

Steps to Enroll

Our advisers are specifically trained to assist veterans through every step of the admissions process. If you have any questions – from transfer credits to GI Bill coverage to financial aid – we are here to serve you.

Step One: Select Your Degree and Program Format (on-campus / online)

Crown College offers a wide range of degree options including traditional, on-campus programs at our main campus in St. Bonifacius, MN and online undergraduate and master-level degree programs available through our School of Online Studies.

Step Two: Apply to Crown

Our streamlined applications take less than five minutes to complete.  Select the application for your program of interest:

Undergraduate On-Campus degree programs

Online Undergraduate degree programs

Online Graduate degree programs

Step Three:  Request Your Transcripts

Crown promotes a military-friendly transfer policy by accepting military transcripts (AARTS, SMART, and CCAF) and additional prior learning assessments (CLEP, AP, and DSST). With a large amount of elective credits available in the online bachelor’s programs, these transfer credits can often help fulfill the elective requirements. When working through the enrollment process, be sure to have all your transcripts sent to Crown to maximize your previous learning.

Transcript Requests:

On-Campus Programs – Official transcripts must be sent directly to Crown College from the college or post-secondary institution in a sealed letterhead envelope.

Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs – You may use the Transcript Request Form (pdf) or contact your institution directly.  Official transcripts must be sent directly to Crown College from the college or post-secondary institution in a sealed letterhead envelope

Step Four:  Apply for Financial Aid and/or Additional VA Benefits

As a veteran, you may be eligible for education benefits provided by the  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).    For traditional financial aid such as grants, loans, scholarships, etc., visit the Financial Aid Office at Crown College.

Benefit Programs Available

The links below provide application and eligibility information for veterans benefit programs. 

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill

Yellow Ribbon Program

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

Chapter 1607 (REAP) Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Chapter 35 (DEAP) Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance

MN GI Bill

Military Scholarship (online students only)

This limited-fund scholarship is designed for Crown College School of Online Studies & Graduate School service member and veteran students receiving less than 100% funding to help cover the gap.

Eligibility:

Degree-seeking, registered service member/veteran (as indicated by an honorable discharge DD-214 or current military transcript). 

Undergraduate cumulative Crown GPA of 2.0 or Graduate cumulative Crown GPA of 3.0 (previous college work considered for those first time Crown students).

Half-time enrollment (6 credits UG; 3 credits Grad)

How to Apply:

Simply complete the online Military Scholarship Application. 

Enrollment Verification

Chapter 30, chapter 1606 and chapter 1607 benefit recipients must verify their enrollment each month before receiving payment. You may verify online using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling the VA directly at:  1-877-823-2378.

Key Contact Information

The Crown College Registrar’s Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) are resources to assist you through the certification process.  Contact information for the Registrar is listed at the top of this page.  The USDVA can be reached at 1-888-442-4551.

Career Services

Whether you continue your military service or move into a new career, Crown College Career Services offers resources to help you succeed on your journey. You’ll find tools to assist you with resumes, interviews, job banks, and military-specific opportunities.  Feel free to contact the Career Services office with any questions you may have.

FAQs

For a list of commonly asked questions, visit our Military FAQ section.