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Online College for Active Duty Military

Trident has a rich tradition of serving the women and men of the Armed Forces; active duty, National Guard, reservist, veteran, or spouse and dependents. Through providing best in class access to post-secondary education for military personnel, it is possible to successfully participate in the military and college at the same time.

Where the Military and College Fit Together

Trident University’s 100% online programs uniquely serve individuals with demanding schedules, making us the perfect armed forces staff college.

Offering 25 degrees and over 60 concentrations, our high quality academic programs will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful – in the military and in your life.

Perhaps even more important, our military-friendly staff and support services ensure your educational experience is a great one. At Trident, we strive to be an institution where military and college fit seamlessly together.

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Additional Payment Options

While you are waiting for your TA to be processed, financial aid, Veteran Affairs benefits, and out-of-pocket options are also available to explore.

If you are interested in other payment options such as financial aid, veterans affairs benefits or tuition payment plans please contact the Student Finance Department at or 800-375-9878 Ext 1061.

If you would like to pay your tuition with check money order or credit card, please contact our Bursar's Department at or 800-375-9878 Ext. 1062.

Military Education

  • Army

    Trident proudly participates in ArmyIgnitED so that you can pursue your educational and professional goals.

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  • Air Force

    Our partnerships with CCAF, GEM, and ACSC mean you can earn the degree you need to lead.

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  • Navy

    If you're in the Navy and looking for a college program, you've come to the right place.

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  • Marines

    Whether you're stationed here at home or across the world, you can pursue your degree 100% online through Trident.

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  • National Guard & Reservist

    Trident has a long tradition of working with Reservists and Guardsman who are seeking to take advantage of their available tuition assistance and go to school.

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  • Coast Guard

    Even with the demands you face, you can achieve your educational goals through our flexible online degree programs.

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  • Dependents

    You will save significantly on your Trident education through our tuition assistance program for military family members.

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Other Helpful Links

Transfer Credit
Military Education Grant
Military Families

Military Tuition Assistance

Apply for your Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefits online or through your Education Office. Once you receive TA approval, please email your approved TA to or fax it to 714-364-9570.

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