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Frequently Asked Questions

ROTC

How do I decide which school to do ROTC through?

There are several options to choose from, but ultimately the decision is a matter of personal preference. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind though when making your decision:

1) The branch of your preference. Every branch has its own unique environment and feel to it.  Take some time to consider which branch is right for you.  Currently, opportunities exist for participation in either Army or Air Force ROTC.

2) The location of the ROTC campus. Most of the campuses are within 30 minutes to an hour drive away, however, traveling times can vary due to traffic.

3) The cost of ROTC courses. Depending on which school you choose to participate in ROTC through, there may be course tuition and other fees.

I am interested in joining a Navy or Marine ROTC program. Can I do this through The Master's College?

Unfortunately, at this time no Cross-Town Agreements exist between The Master's College and any of the local Navy ROTC units.

How do I go about applying for both The Master's College and an ROTC program?

The most important thing to understand is that the application process for TMC and ROTC are separate processes.

The Master's College Application:

Applying to TMC is the same for everyone, just follow the steps under "Apply Now" listed at the top of this page. Ensure that during the process, however, you notify the admissions office of your intent to pursue an ROTC program.

ROTC Program Application:

Contact the enrollment office of the ROTC unit of your choosing. They will provide you with the specific requirements they will need in order to enroll you in their program. Ensure you tell them that you intend to do ROTC through the cross-town agreement with The Masters College.

Are scholarships available for or through ROTC?

Perhaps.  Due to the current downsizing of US forces there has been a decrease in the amount of scholarships being offered through ROTC.  As such, it depends upon which branch you are pursuing.

Air Force ROTC. Currently, Air Force ROTC is offering both national level scholarships and in-college scholarships.   If you are a high school senior you can apply for a national ROTC scholarship (merit-based). You need to apply at the national Air Force ROTC website (www.afrotc.com) by early December (early January for Army ROTC) of the year high school senior year. If you have already passed the deadline for the national scholarship, some units have a limited number of in-college scholarships available directly through their respective detachment. Further information about these can be obtained by contacting the ROTC detachment directly.

Army ROTC.  Currently, Army ROTC has stopped offering scholarships to many private institutions.  As such, national scholarships are not currently available for students planning on attending The Master’s College.  However, they are still in-college scholarships available through the individual ROTC units themselves.  Note that these are not awarded by TMC, but by the individual schools on a merit-based system and can be very competitive.

GI BILL

What paperwork do I need to have to utilize my GI Bill?

You will need a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." If you are no longer active duty, you will also need to submit a copy of your DD 214 which is your proof of military service issued to you upon separation/retirement.

How do I obtain a copy of my "Certificate of Eligibility?"

You can obtain this through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website under the Veterans On-Line Application (commonly known as VONAPP). If you have not yet registered in their system you must do so. Once registered, a login name and password should be sent to you enabling you to access VONAPP. Through VONAPP you can apply to utilize your educational benefits.

What is the TMC application process for veterans?

The basic application process for TMC is the same for everyone, just follow the steps under "Apply Now" listed at the top of this page. Be sure to notify the admissions staff of your veteran status. . Additionally, you must contact the TMC Veteran’s Administration Certifying Official to submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." They can be reached at 1-661-362-2291.

I am seeking to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for my dependents. What must I do?

The basic application process for TMC is the same for everyone, just follow the steps under "Apply Now" listed at the top of this page. Just be sure to notify the admissions staff of your intent to use your benefits on your dependent. Additionally, you must contact the TMC Veteran’s Administration Certifying Official to submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility."  They can be reached at 1-661-362-2291.

"YELLOW RIBBON" PROGRAM

Is The Master's College a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes! The Master's College has been participating in the Yellow Ribbon program since its inception in the fall semester of 2009.

Are there any requirements for being able to apply for the Yellow Ribbon program?

Yes. First, you must have 100% eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This information will be indicated on your "Certificate of Eligibility." Second, you must apply for the Yellow Ribbon program through the TMC Finance Office. The application form can be found online at http://www2.masters.edu/undergrad/financial-aid/veterans/.

ONLINE EDUCATION EXTENSION PROGRAM (TMC Online)

I am currently in the military and would like to utilize Tuition Assistance money to pay for my TMC Online classes. Is there anything that I need to do or should do?

Yes. First, stop by your base education office and verify that you qualify for Tuition Assistance (TA). If you do, please notify the TMC Online office as soon as possible that you intend to use TA money to pay for classes. The earlier you do this, the quicker we can assist you in getting the paperwork you need to apply for TA. Typically, in order to be approved for TA through the military, you will need to submit proof that you are enrolled in a degree program. Once you notify us of your intentions, we can work with you to get you the documentation you will need.

I am a veteran looking to use my GI Bill benefits to pay for the Online Education Program (TMC Online) classes. Is this possible?

Yes. If you are eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, please notify the TMC Online as soon as possible informing us of your intention to use it to pay for classes. If you do plan on using it, ensure that you have already obtained a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." Details for how to do this can be found above.

DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (CPS)

I am currently in the military and would like to utilize Tuition Assistance money to pay for my adult Degree Completion Program (CPS) classes. Is there anything that I need to do or should do?

Yes. First, stop by your base education office and verify that you qualify for Tuition Assistance (TA). If you do, please notify the CPS office as soon as possible that you intend to use TA money to pay for classes. The earlier you do this, the quicker we can assist you in getting the paperwork you need to apply for TA. Typically, in order to be approved for TA through the military, you will need to submit proof that you are enrolled in a degree program. Once you notify us of your intentions, we will work with you to get you the documentation you will need.

I am a veteran looking to use my GI Bill benefits to pay for Degree Completion Program (CPS) classes. Is this possible?

Yes. If you are eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, please notify the CPS office as soon as possible informing us of your intention to use it to pay for classes. If you do plan on using it, ensure that you have already obtained a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." Details for how to do this can be found above.

I am interested in taking classes at the North Creek campus. Is it possible to use my GI Bill benefits to pay for these classes?

Yes. If you are eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, please notify the CPS office as soon as possible informing them of your intentions to use it to pay for classes. Ensure that you have already obtained a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." Details for how to do this can be found above.

SUMMER INSTITUTE PROGRAM (SIP)

I am currently in the military and would like to utilize Tuition Assistance money to pay for a Master's of Art degree through one of the Summer Institute Program (SIP) classes. Is there anything that I need to do or should do?

Yes. First, stop by your base education office and verify that you qualify for Tuition Assistance (TA). If you do, please notify the SIP office as soon as possible that you intend to use TA money to pay for classes. The earlier you do this, the quicker we can assist you in getting the paperwork you need to apply for TA. Typically, in order to be approved for TA through the military, you will need to submit proof that you are enrolled in a degree program. Once you notify us of your intentions, we will work with you to get you the documentation you will need.

I am a veteran looking to use my GI Bill benefits to pay for Summer Institute Program (SIP) classes. Is this possible?

Yes. If you are eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, please notify the SIP office as soon as possible informing us of your intention to use it to pay for classes. If you do plan on using it, ensure that you have already obtained a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility." Details for how to do this can be found above.

 

To contact the Military Student Advancement Office you may call 661-362-2814, or send an e-mail to military@masters.edu.