Military • Veteran Services • First Responder Community

Admissions for Military, Veteran Services & First Responders

Earn your bachelor's degree or master's degree from Bryan College and receive a $1000 scholarship through our Adult Education program.

Bryan College's Military Liaison will assist in making sure your service is identified and will guide you through the application process. Together, we'll help you meet your goals faster at Bryan College, with our generous academic and military transfer-credit policies.



CMSgt Michael Kennedy, USAF (Ret)
Military Liaison
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Military Benefits & Discounts

Bryan offers discounts toward online undergraduate and graduate degree programs for qualifying U.S. service members. We also accept Tuition Assistance (TA), Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill® benefits, and scholarships for spouses through MyCAA programs. Bryan College matches the FTA rate for active-duty members at the current rate of $250.00 per credit hour.  Active Duty members can submit a DD Form 1172 to confirm their status with the school. ( Bryan College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
Military Accessibility

If you need assistance completing your coursework, our Online Accessibility Center will work with you and your instructor to address your needs and concerns.

You can take classes whether at home or deployed, and you’ll be able to count on support from our dedicated advising team with a strong military background.

TN Strong Act
The Tennessee STRONG (Support Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen) Act established a program to provide eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard tuition funding toward a first bachelor’s or first master’s degree or a certificate or diploma from a vocational or technical school through a tuition reimbursement program. This program is used in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance to pursue professional and personal self-development goals. The Tennessee STRONG Act provides educational opportunities for those who protect and serve our state and country and supports the Drive to 55 goal of equipping 55 percent of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate by 2025.

You will email your branch all of these documents in pdf form.  The email subject line should be labeled: “Term Year Application Packet” (i.e., “Spring 2021 Application Packet”).

Defer. As STRONG is a tuition reimbursement program, students are expected to pay in full or on the installment payment plan and to be reimbursed after the semester by TN STRONG if eligibility requirements are met.

As a staunch supporter of our military, specifically our TN National Guard, Bryan College was the first private school in TN to offer tuition deferment for those members who qualify.​

Eligible Recipients
  • Active Duty
  • Reservists
  • National Guard (Army)
  • First Responders
  • National Guard (Air)
  • Veterans
  • Immediate Family
GI Bill® Education Programs


The category of benefits you may receive will depend upon when you served, your length of service, and other factors. You must be admitted to the college in a degree or certificate-seeking program to receive benefits. Assistance, including tuition & fees, books, supplies, and housing stipend, depends upon your Letter of Eligibility rating from the VA.

To see an overview of available education programs, visit the GI Bill® website.

To ask VA a question, log on to e-benefits, see frequently asked questions, and explore in more detail the VA GI Bill® benefits, visit the Veteran's Education website.

The Helping Heroes Grant


The Helping Heroes Grant does not count against your GI Bill® benefits. The grant is available each year to as many as 375 eligible veterans on a first-come, first-serve basis and will award $1,000 to students completing at least twelve (12) semester hours each term. Applicants need to have been awarded The Iraq Campaign Medal, The Afghanistan Campaign Medal, or The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. For further eligibility requirements and information, visit the Tennessee Government website.

Supplemental Financial Assistance
  • Helping Heroes General Information, Grant Information
  • Eligible Veterans classified as out-of-state students will pay same rate as in-state tuition and fees in there is no differentiation.
  • Eligibility for Deferment of Payment of Tuition and Fees – Deferment forms are available at all campus locations and a new form must be completed for each term. No deferments will be processed after the first day of class.
  • Apply for a Bryan College Patriot Partnership Scholarship