Resources for Military Students

GoArmyEd

GoArmyEd is an online resource for active duty military personnel that allows soldiers to apply for funding for post-secondary education through the military tuition assistance program. Soldiers must apply and conduct all class registrations through the GoArmyEd portal. Failure to register through the portal will result in an out-of-pocket cost for the soldier. To obtain more information on how to utilize GoArmyEd for your education at Strayer University, click here.

Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is a consortium of more than 1800 colleges and universities that allow active-duty military personnel to pursue higher education wherever they happen to be stationed. This program serves all branches of the military; SOCAD (Army), SOCNAV (Navy), SOCMAR (Marine Corps), and SOCGuard (Coast Guard).

SOC provides college-level educational opportunities for active duty military and their families. This unique group of students is often relocated, making the completion of a degree a challenge. SOC enables students to complete an undergraduate degree at a participatory institution regardless of their location. Students participating in the SOC program are an exception to the normal University residency requirements. Students in the associate’s program must complete a minimum of 22.5 quarter hours in residency. Students in the bachelor’s program must complete a minimum of 45.0 quarter hours in residency. The SOC program is not available to certificate, diploma or graduate programs.

In order for a service member to become a SOC student, the following information must be noted:

  • Complete the Request for SOC Agreement through the Business Office of your home campus. Service members will need to provide the following information:
    • Branch of Service
    • Rank or Pay Grade
    • MOS or Rating
    • Military Installation or OPFAC & CG Unit
    • Years of service
  • The request will be submitted electronically during the registration process. All supporting documentation should be submitted to the Admissions Office, including educational and military experience transcripts, during the admissions process.
  • Because military experience can drastically alter a student's curriculum, it is important that all military experience be evaluated before a SOC agreement is issued.
  • After the evaluation, the SOC coordinator will prepare the SOC agreement and forward all necessary paperwork to the student and pertinent agencies.
  • Upon attendance at any other institution, as outlined in the SOC agreement, SOC students must complete a Request to Pursue Courses at Other Institutions Form prior to enrollment at another institution.

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