Military, Veterans, & Dependents

For over 35 years, Old Dominion University has been providing service members with innovative and accessible education to support their military careers and beyond.

We're proud to offer a tuition reduction to $250 per credit hour for active duty service members taking undergraduate classes. This rate applies to undergraduate courses both on campus and online.

  • Your military training and experience may translate to academic credit for specific degrees at ODU. 

    Save time, money, and effort without sacrificing academic rigor, even if you have never attended college in the past.

    We have signed military pathway agreements for over a dozen bachelor's degree programs. These pathways incorporate credit that may be earned outside the classroom though examinations, experience, and/or training.

  • Interested in a program without a pathway? You can still gain credit for your training and experience. Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation based on your military service transcript.

    The College Level Examination Program® (CLEP) and DANTES/DSST exams are also great options to gain college credits for what you already know. CLEP exams are available at no cost for most active duty, reserve, or National Guard service members.

We know the military community very well after decades of partnerships. ODU's Military Connection Center is the central place to find guidance on tuition assistance, finance processes, and other resources for military service members, veterans, and their dependents. 

ODU also has programs in place to provide academic, professional, and transitional support to military-affiliated students.

Home or Deployed, Your Degree is on Track

At ODU, 31% of our student body is affiliated with the military. Our highly skilled and friendly staff understand the unique needs of military students.

No matter where you started, we want to help you reach your education goals.

I recommend ODU, especially if you're a veteran. The service that they provide to veterans is great. There's no better, in my opinion.

Savann T., '19 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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  • Among online students surveyed on their overall experiences with ODU.

  • - Military Times, 2014-2022

  • - VIQTORY, Inc., 2010-2025

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at