CDU Honors Military Service!

For 30 years, CDU has provided educational opportunities to service members, veterans, and members of military families. While many universities offer degree programs for the military, CDU is one of the few that addresses the intellectual and spiritual hunger of our students as they come together to form a virtual community united in a pursuit of knowledge, truth, and the love of God.

Active participation in government programs

As a DEAC-accredited university, CDU is approved by the Department of Defense for all branches of active duty military to receive tuition assistance (TA) and is approved for the payment of VA educational benefits.

CDU is a provider of voluntary education through the Dept. of Defense and is listed as an approved provider.

We offer these financial benefits for our military-affiliated students:

  • For our Active Duty Military and Reservists utilizing Tuition Assistance, we offer need-based  grants up to a maximum of $100/credit hour, which can fund the additional CDU tuition beyond the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.
  • For our Military Veteran Students, we participate in the G.I. Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program, which means we agree to make a limited number of additional funds available for eligible students to maximize their GI Bill benefits.
    Learn more about the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program
  • Credit for military education and training courses, including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training.
  • A 10% tuition discount to all military-affiliated students including active duty, reservist, military spouses and dependents and veterans who are ineligible for any other scholarship or assistance program. A Uniformed Services ID Card is required.

CDU has a proven track record of delivering theology in a distance format to military students around the world, and we are able to consider special needs that may arise due to deployment, combat situations, and other circumstances unique to the military. 

Knowledgeable Military Support Staff

Our staff has years of training and experience in meeting the unique financial and academic needs of military members, veterans, and their families. To learn more, email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1.888.254.4238 ext. 708.

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 Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

"I want to thank CDU for offering me an amazing online education from the heart of the Church. My studies with CDU have been so enriching in all aspects of my life. As a missionary in India, there were many times when I would learn something new and the next day have an opportunity to teach it to somebody else."

- Daniel Nurse