Why Go to a Military Academy?

Attending a military academy certainly has its perks, including having 100% of your tuition paid for courtesy of the Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program. The Tuition Assistance is not a loan. In fact, you should view it more as money that you’ve earned through your service.

Still, the programs are rigorous–academically as well as physically. So if you know what you want an education that prepares you for service in the officer corps of the army, navy, air force, or coast guard, a military academy might be for you.

Here is the breakdown of different types of military academies offered in the United States.  Side note: some academies do enroll regular civilians.

State-supported maritime colleges and universities

Senior Military Colleges

Public Senior Military College 
Public Senior Military Colleges Which Also Enroll Civilian Students
Private Senior Military College Which Also Enrolls Civilian Students

Federal Service Academies

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