Military Students

We are here to support you! Whether you're serving or have already served, RWU and University's College are here to work with you to get you started on your next steps.

We collaborate and maintain partnerships with education officers throughout the military branches and we offer so we can best serve our military families and offer services and resources like military discount and a Student Veteran Organization (SVO).

For more than 30 years, RWU has collaborated and maintained partnerships with education officers throughout the military branches and we offer military benefits like waived application fee, discounted tuition rates for both service members and their spouses, online program offerings, personal advising, and academic support. RWU supports our service members, including Guard and Reserve and their spouses.

Our advisors understand where you've been and where you want to go, because some have military backgrounds and understand the culture and lingo you're used to. We'll make it easy for you by helping you navigate the application process for tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits and other tuition benefits, including financial aid. Then while you're here we'll set you up with our career transition resources that helps translate your military experience into in-demand careers.

Whether attending a local campus or working towards a degree online, a RWU experience is possible no matter where you are. We offer a wide range of programs at all levels — from associate through graduates.


RWU Links

About RWU
Military Links
Veterans Assistance

For information regarding certification of enrollments, TA funds and Third Party Payments, contact the University College Business Office at 401-254-3530 or email UC@rwu.edu.


Academic Programs

Service members are eligible to enroll in any of the academic programs offered by RWU. University College, located at our Providence Campus, provides flexible, part-time opportunities in-person and online.

Through enrollment with University College, military students are eligible to seek credit from their Joint Service Transcripts (JST), CLEP exams, DSST exams, credit from other accredited higher education institutions, and through the Credit Documentation process. The minimum residency requirement of thirty credits (10-three credit courses) applies to service members. Service members are subject to the academic and institutional rules and regulations which apply to all students at the University, as explicitly stated in the course catalog.


Military Benefits

At University College, we know that you are juggling a demanding military career and personal life while making time to pursue your educational goals. We’d like to help.

As a member of the Armed Forces, you are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. Most military students are eligible for government funding under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program and VocRehab. This rate may be applicable to your spouse and family members as well.

Roger Williams University offers you flexible scheduling based on your deployment and allows you to return to the program. In addition, your tuition gives you access to all of the services, course and program information regularly available to all on-campus students, including academic advisement, use of facilities, student services, access to course schedules, catalogs and more.

If you are an active-duty soldier and plan to use the Army Tuition Assistance (TA) program to pay for school, then you must receive approval from an Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling, then  register via the GoArmyEd portal:

At the GoArmyEd portal, you can:

  • Identify your chosen degree/certificate program and request TA
  • Register for courses (you will also need to register for those same courses here)
  • See a record of courses previously taken
  • View your available TA balance

For questions about the GoArmyEd programs, please email uc@rwu.edu

RWU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and currently offers a total of 15 spots in the program at any one time; spots are not tied to individual majors, schools or colleges of the University. 

The institution is required to approve spots to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis. When all 15 spots are being utilized, new spots will be unavailable until one of the students using a spot has graduated or left the institution.

In order to be approved for the program, applicants must:

  1. Already be officially accepted to RWU
  2. Submit an application to the Yellow Ribbon Program using the form below
  3. Submit a copy of a Certificate Eligibility showing 100% eligibility for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Applicants cannot be approved until ALL of these conditions have been met; at this time, we are unable to approve an applicant unless an accompanying Certificate of Eligibility has been submitted. However, if an applicant has been admitted to RWU, a Yellow Ribbon Program application can be submitted without a Certificate of Eligibility, and the applicant will be placed on a waiting list. Once a valid Certificate of Eligibility is submitted, provided that a spot is available and all necessary, valid documents have been submitted a spot will then be approved.

RWU Yellow Ribbon Program Application

In compliance with our Affordable Excellence campaign at Roger Williams University, our tuition prices do not change for wherever you live in the world.  You also can find our tuition a total cost for all three (3) college credits.

  • Evening Classroom Course (3 credits)  $750
  • Directed Seminar (3 credits)  $750
  • Online Course (3 credits)   $750

General Fees

University College applicants may waive their application fee upon discussing their intent to apply with an admissions representative.  Applicants & current students will pay only a one (1) time semester fee of $70 for each semester of attendance. This price is not per course you take.

University College students can take up to fourteen (14) college credits and pay the evening/online course rates. If you enroll for fifteen (15) or more credits, you must pay our day course rate. Click here to view our tuition rates and fees.

A direct link to view our withdrawal policy, and refund schedule

Meet Us On Base

Interested in learning more? RWU is represented at bases throughout the country every year. We know that time is a luxury for service men and women, so we do our best to accommodate your schedule in any way we can.

Please contact us if you have any questions! 

Roger Williams University
Attn: University College
One Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-254-3530
E-mail: uc@rwu.edu

Directions to University College