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Veteran and Military Services Overview

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To all those who have or are serving, and their families, it is time for us to serve you.

At Tiffin University we know that the college experience is vital to student success. We know that Military affiliated students have their own life situations and that sometimes that college experience isn’t exactly traditional. That’s why we offer the tools and the support to help you succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

We serve students, it’s our passion, We advocate for you when you have enough hoops to jump through as students and military families. We provide you with dedicated support to provide the best possible student experience to active duty service members, veterans, reservists, and most importantly the families who serve them.

Military Friendly School

Victory Media, a veteran owned business, named Tiffin University to its Military Friendly Schools list. Tiffin University is committed to providing support to military service members, veterans and their families as they work towards their educational goals and degree attainment. Our mission is to educate students by linking knowledge to professional practice. Students receive practical education geared toward real world jobs. Our programs align with military career paths with various degrees in Criminal Justice such as Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, as well as Government and National Security, and Leadership and Change.

Changes to Schedule

Please notify the VA Certifying Official at Tiffin University once you have registered for classes each semester. If you make any changes to your schedule such as add/drop classes or withdraw entirely, you must notify the Certifying Official immediately at 567.268.6053 or email at

Important Information and Topics of Interest

Principles of Excellence

In April 2012 the White House established the Principles of Excellence program to provide Veterans, Service members and their families with information regarding their federal military and Veterans’ educational benefits. Educational institutions must follow these guidelines if they receive military Tuition Assistance or Veteran education benefit funding:

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Active Duty Tuition Rates

If you are currently active duty military, you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition at Tiffin University. Students who receive this benefit are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University discounts/grants. Proof required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the tuition rate.

Tuition Costs:

  • $250 per credit hour for Undergraduate Bachelor Degree Students
  • $325 per credit hour for Master Degree Students

Acceptable documentation (please provide one)

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • Copy of your most recent active enlistment contract
  • Letter from an Education Officer
  • Copy of active military ID
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) Authorization Letter

If you are receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) make sure to send your TA Authorization Letter. Questions please contact

Military Discount

Tiffin University will provide a military discount toward tuition to retired military, Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and/or dependents of active duty (spouse/children). You must submit documentation in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University discounts. Proof must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Undergraduate Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

Acceptable documentation (please provide one):

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • Copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • Copy of your most recent Leave and Earning Statement showing estimated time of separation
  • Copy of your DD214
  • Letter from an Education Officer
  • Copy of DEERS form 1172-2
  • Copy of military ID


Cassie Bump

School Certifying Official

Office Hours – Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00

“Tiffin University prepared me to enter the work force as an Army Officer in many different aspects, all of which allowed me to excel with my day-to-day job responsibilities. If you are looking for a school that not only takes care of its veterans’ and active military members’ best interest, but also prepares you for your career, TU is right for you.”

— Tyler Todd / Bachelor of Arts – Government & National Security/Intelligence & Security Studies, Bachelor of Criminal Justice – Homeland Security, 2014

“Since completing my master’s degree, I was promoted to a program protection analyst at the Missile Defense Agency at the Redstone Arsenal facility. I assess supply chain risk management for our national defense systems, utilizing the same concepts taught at Tiffin University. I am proud to call TU my alma mater. I am humbled by the experiences I had with the faculty, staff and the military services office which made my dream of achieving a graduate degree a reality.”

— Erik Lawson / Master of Science, 2016

“The number one resource that facilitates success at Tiffin University is the professors in the classroom. When I first attended TU I knew what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be but was unsure about the best way to get there. However, I soon became aware that the best resource to assist me in locating a rewarding job in my field was the TU faculty and staff. Not only were these individuals well connected in their respected industries, but also able to instill in me the knowledge and tools I would need to succeed in my industry. They were able to easily develop lesson plans that came from real world scenarios and facilitated the development of analytical thinking skills, writing skills, speaking skills, and management ability…because of the hardwork and dedication of the faculty at TU, I was able to secure a job in Washington D.C. at a government agency where I use the skills taught to me everyday.”

— Alex Schuett / Bachelor of Arts – Government & National Security/Intelligence & Security Studies, 2017