Scholarships, Grants, Financial Aid for Military-Affiliated Students

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At Norwich, we do everything we can to minimize your out-of-pocket cost for tuition and help you succeed and provide scholarship opportunities* for active-duty military, Veterans and Norwich alumni based on merit, talent or financial need.

*Scholarships are not additive or cannot be combined with any other NU-based tuition reduction program or offering. If two or more NU-based reductions are awarded to a student, only the highest award amount will be applied to the student’s tuition payments. Please contact your admissions advisor with questions.

**Undergraduate programs are 100% online. In graduate programs, you'll complete coursework 100% online and complete the degree with a week-long residency conference at the end of the program.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. Even if you do not anticipate using financial aid, keep in mind that several grants and scholarships require the results of the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

Students using VA education benefits (Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 or 1606) can also receive financial aid, if approved.

For online bachelor’s degree students, both subsidized and unsubsidized loans are available. Graduate degree students can receive unsubsidized loans.

Norwich University's FAFSA code is 003692.

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As a member of the Norwich University family, we are here to help you make your education with us as seamless and affordable as possible.

Achievement Scholarship

If you're newly enrolled in one of the online master's degree programs and are recognized for your past academic and professional achievements you could be awarded our $4,200 Achievement Scholarship which is distributed equally over the courses of the program. To continue receiving the scholarship each term, students must maintain a GPA determined by the program team.

Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship for any of Norwich's online master's degrees and graduate-level certificates (except for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning). The scholarship is awarded for each term of enrollment at $425 per term and is applicable only towards tuition costs. Continuous enrollment is not required for the scholarship.

Merit Scholarship

The Merit Scholarship is a $7,500 award given to qualified students who are graduating from Norwich with their undergraduate degree to use toward a Norwich University online master's degree program.

Monies are applicable to tuition only, and eligibility is based on enrollment in an online master’s degree program beginning no more than three years from bachelor’s degree conferral.

Active-duty, guard and reserve personnel are eligible for the Military Scholarship for any of Norwich's online master’s degree programs. The Military Scholarship is not transferrable to dependents and is not available to retired military personnel. Continuous enrollment is not required to maintain eligibility, however, amounts used for partial courses cannot be reinstated. $250 awarded each term of enrollment and applicable solely to tuition.

Norwich offers endowed scholarships for both its online master's and bachelor's degree programs.

Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship

Available to select members of the US Special Operations Forces who are enrolled in an online bachelor’s degree completion program.

Sergeants Three Scholarship

Available to Special Operations Forces personnel who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program.

De Oppresso Liber Scholarship

Available to NCO and Warrant Officer U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers in the career management field (18 or 180A). Students enrolled in an online bachelor's or master's degree are eligible.

De Oppresso Liber Scholarship

Available to NCO and Warrant Officer U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers in the career management field (18 or 180A). Students enrolled in an online bachelor's or master's degree are eligible. This scholarship is awarded based on need and available funding for the year.

A number of national organizations and schools offer scholarships to both active military members and Veterans. We have compiled an extensive list to help you in your research for additional financing options.

Active Military Personnel


Veteran scholarships, tuition assistance and loan options are offered at the state level. outlines an extensive list of the benefits offered by each state. You can find additional scholarship opportunities with the organizations below.

Veterans with disabilities may pursue additional educational financing opportunities such as:

Veterans with specific career paths in mind can pursue additional educational funding options. Nonprofit and government organizations and even larger companies offer career-focused Veteran scholarships and grants such as:

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Use Your Military Education Benefits

With DoD Tuition Assistance, the Gi Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program, the out-of-pocket cost to earn your degree could be nothing.

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Transfer Credits & Military Agreements

Earn up to 90 semester credits for your military training and previous college coursework and use our agreements with the military to save you time and money earning your degree.

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Expect Dedicated Military Support

Currently, in progress, Norwich staff undergo Green Zone Training so they know how to best support our military-affiliated students and connect them to all the resources we have available.

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Which Online Degree Program Is Right For You?

Designed to meet the unique needs and goals of active military and Veteran students, you can complete your degree online, one course at a time.** Our rigorous programs allow you to learn in the times and locations that are best for you.

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