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Military Tuition Assistance Grant

Berkeley College is proud to support Active, Guard, and Reserve service members and their spouses. As a DoD MOU institution, we provide a scholarship to reduce tuition to the DoD rate of $250 per semester hour for all Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs.

Certificate programs listed below are eligible for Military TA, but have the applicable per semester hour rate listed.

Certificate Program Required Semester Hours Program Cost TA Cost per Semester Hour
Medical Assistant 33 $23,200.00 $703.03
Patient Care Technician 33 $19,900.00 $603.03
Surgical Processing Technician 33 $23,200.00 $703.03
Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding 33 $21,200.00 $642.42
Practical Nurse 50 $36,000.00 $720.00

As you take the next steps toward achieving your educational goals, it’s important to understand the benefits for which you’re eligible. Click to see additional research tools and information. You must review, sign, and return the attached form. 

As a Service Member, you have a variety of financial resources, including the Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program, that are designed to help pay for your education.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

Before you can apply for Federal Military Tuition Assistance, you’ll first need to visit your installation’s education office. There, you’ll talk with an Educational Services Officer or counselor to receive college counseling and approval prior to enrolling. Once that’s done, you can submit your Military Tuition Assistance request.

In order to be considered for Military Tuition Assistance, you’ll need to submit a completed authorization form to your Military Education Center at least two weeks before your class start date. Then provide a copy of your approved TA form to the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Depending on your branch of service, you may be eligible to receive Federal Tuition Assistance, with a $250 cap per semester hour and up to a $4,500 annual limit per fiscal year beginning October 1st each year.

Additional Military Tuition Assistance Resources

Select your specific branch of service for more information on the Tuition Assistance program.
ALL BRANCHES WILL REQUIRE AN INVOICE AND SCHEDULE TO REQUEST TA.

Credit for Military Training

Your Military training will be evaluated by the Registrars’ Office using your official Community College of the Air Force Transcripts or Joint Service Transcripts.

Military Withdrawal Policy

When an SM receives unexpected orders, then Berkeley College collects a copy of the orders and maintains them in the ImageNow documents.

Academic Advising contacts course instructors to determine the best course of action based on in class performance, percentage of coursework completed, remaining learning objectives, length of orders, and internet accessibility while on orders. Based on instructor feedback, the following options are offered, with them in rank order of preference.

  • Assign grade for completed coursework when it is reasonable and doesn’t compromise academic standards.
  • Retain SM in class and allow to complete remaining coursework through distance learning. If it is determined that this method won’t work, then an incomplete grade or course withdrawal are processed.
  • Assign an incomplete grade if SM will return and have enough time to complete the remaining coursework.
  • Completely withdraw SM from the course without penalty.

Military Re-admissions Policy

When Service Members return after orders, then they are placed in the same academic program with the same academic standing. Program changes are driven over time due to industry standards, legal requirements, and relevance of courses based on career field trends. Necessary changes won’t result in a penalty to the Service Member.

  • When courses are phased out during a Service Member absence, then the first method is to offer a substitute/replacement course.
  • When substitute/replacement courses aren’t available, then evaluation of program requirements is completed and an exception offered if applicable.
  • New course requirements that can’t be substituted or waived are offered free of charge.

Professional Licensure and Certification

Information about Berkeley College programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification is available on the Professional Licensure and Certification page:

We encourage you to contact the appropriate licensing or certification board in your home state before beginning the academic program you are interested in pursuing. Board contact information is available on this page:

Credit for Prior Learning from CLEP Tests

Below are the equivalent credits per course based on acceptable CLEP test scores.

Composition and Literature
CLEP Exams Course Code Berkeley College Course Credit Grant "C" Credits "B" Score
American Literature ENG2210 Literature of the American Experience 50 3 53
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature ENG2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 59
College Composition ENG2205 Writing Through Literature 50 3 59
College Composition Modular ENG1105 Writing & Research 50 3 60
English Literature ENG 2216 World Literature 50 3 62
Humanities HUM2200 Arts in Contemporary Society 50 3 55
Foreign Languages
CLEP Exams Course Code Berkeley College Course Credit Grant "C" Credits "B" Score
French Language HUM2103 & HUM2104 Introduction to French I and French II Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50-59 6-9 64/69
German Language HUM2271 & HUM2271 Introduction to German I & Introduction to German II + Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50-59 6-9 59/67
Spanish Language HUM2101 & HUM2102 Introduction to Spanish I & Introduction to Spanish II + Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50-63 6-9 56/68
History and Social Sciences
CLEP Exams Course Code Berkeley College Course Credit Grant "C" Credits "B" Score
American Government SOC2215 Introduction to Political Science 50 3 63
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 HUM2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 56
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present HUM2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 57
Human Growth and Development SCI2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 58
Introduction to Educational Psychology SOC2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 62
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO2200 Principles of Economics 50 3 62
Principles of Microeconomics SOC2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 64
Introductory Psychology SOC2225 Introduction to Psychology 50 3 59
Introductory Sociology SOC2210 Introduction to Sociology 50 3 56
Social Sciences and History SOC2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 62
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HUM2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 55
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present HUM2271 Free or Liberal Arts Electives (lower division) 50 3 54
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