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For nearly three decades, the School of Continuing Studies at Roger Williams University has had an educational relationship with the Army National Guard in Rhode Island and across the nation, offering courses at reduced rates on base and online.

We’ve come a long way since our first military agreement in 1986, and are pleased to offer benefits to all servicemembers and military organizations, consistent with the guidelines, goals, and procedures of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

You’re going to encounter plenty of colleges who claim to be military-friendly. At RWU, we pride ourselves on our service to you, and have proven results:

  • Military learners account for more than 60% of our continuing studies students
  • RWU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • We were a founding member of SOC in Rhode Island
  • RWU is an LOI institution, making enrollment easy and requirements clear
  • Advanced Military Education magazine honored RWU as a top military-friendly college for four years in a row
  • We are one of only 30 U.S. Navy endorsed distance universities in the country
  • RWU is recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.
  • RWU School of Continuing Studies offers a 12 week, Non-Credit Veteran’s Gateway to College and Career Success program free of charge to all veterans and their spouses

The benefits provided under the Post 9/11 GI Bill offer you major incentives for your continued education. Your spouses and family members may also be eligible, so why not take advantage at RWU?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at 401-254-3530 or email us at