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Over 2 million Sailors have utilized the Navy’s tuition assistance program to further their professional careers.  Thomas University has aligned its military tuition with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education tuition assistance rates.  We offer several online degree programs that allow you to continue pursuing your degree from anywhere in the world.


Thomas University will accept 64 credit hours of ACE approved military training.

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Thomas University
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

+Advanced Credit

As a Top 10 Military Friendly School, we understand the significance of your military training and will accept up to 64 credits from your Joint Service Transcript

Accelerate your degree: Credit by Examination

To reduce the length of time and cost to complete a program of study, students may receive up to 30 combined hours of credit for approved courses toward a Bachelor’s degree or 15 hours toward an Associate of Arts degree through any of the following:

+Tuition Assistance

All sailors are required to visit their virtual base voluntary education center and request academic counseling from the ESO or other education support personnel before requesting tuition assistance.

The Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) program pays up to 100% of tuition charged by educational institutions for course enrollments. There are specific eligibility requirements that Sailors must meet to receive TA benefits.

For additional information and assistance with requesting NAVY Tuition Assistance, please visit the following website.

Military Tuition Assistance Unearned TA Policy

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Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)

In an effort to assist service members and civilian personnel with obtaining industry certifications and licensures relative to their Rating Code, the Navy now offers a pathway to credentialing. For service members and civilian personnel working in specialized career fields, obtaining a professional certification assist with promotion and can open doors to immediate employment upon leaving the armed services.

Who is Eligible to use the COOL Program?

Sailors, Marines and Department of the Navy Civilian Personnel.

Paying for Your Credential

The Navy COOL program will cover the cost of membership, application, exam and re-certification fees.

There is a cost associated with obtaining a certification and/or licensure. In addition to the fees assessed by the respective credentialing body, exam preparation and training may be required. In some cases, fees and training cost can be covered by Navy Tuition Assistance or the GI Bill.

Certification Preparation and Training: Please note, tuition assistance will not cover study materials, non-college degree programs, membership and application fees, CEUs, or re-certification and exam fees. If the training is included in your degree program, tuition assistance will cover the cost. Depending on the certification training program, sailors may be eligible to apply Tuition Assistance Clock-Hour Training funds to cover the cost. For additional information, please visit the following link

  • GI Bill®: The GI Bill® covers licensing and certification, as well as supplemental education and training. The GI Bill® will reimburse $2,000 per exam, CEUs and fees for retesting. For additional information on how to use your GI Bill® to cover licensing and certification, please visit the following link
  • Department of Navy Civilian Personnel (DONCIV): The Department of the Navy has authorized civilian employees to participate in the COOL program. Funding is available for all preparation courses, exam fees, study materials, membership and application fees, and non-college degree training. All funding request must be Command-approved.

Certifications Training Programs at Thomas University

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

Cyber/IT: All training programs listed below are aligned with the Department of Defense Directive 8140 (DoDD 8140 replaced 8570):

  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Security +
  • CompTIA A +
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

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