Military Benefits

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At the University of Fairfax, we don’t believe “online” should mean “on your own.”  That’s why we include live, interactive sessions with your professors and classmates to create a real classroom experience from anywhere you happen to be.  With a curriculum focused on real-world application and faculty who are invested in their students’ success, we can help you take your career in cybersecurity, information technology, or business to the next level.  Explore our programs below, and complete the form at right to schedule an appointment with one of our admissions staff today.

Military & Veterans: Enjoy exclusive benefits along with your GI Bill®️* – including the Blue Ribbon Grant, worth up to $18,000 for qualified students.

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Highest Degree Levels for Highest Achievers

Graduate Certificate – Project Management and Quality Assurance

Graduates of this certificate program will learn how to manage, deliver, and lead complex projects and to deliver those projects on-time and under budget.

Graduate Certificate – Enterprise Information Security

The Enterprise Information Security Practices Graduate Certificate is a great way to learn and demonstrate your knowledge in information security terminology and concepts, and the expertise necessary to take-on ‘hands-on’ cybersecurity roles at these organizations.

Graduate Certificate – Cybersecurity Best Practices

Take the ‘Cybersecurity Best Practices Graduate Certificate’ program and become an ‘Ethical Hacker’ that organizations are looking for!

Graduate Certificate – Information Security Professional Practices

In the University of Fairfax’s CISSP Prep Class, students will familiarize themselves with the cybersecurity framework to critically analyze security awareness issues and to evaluate best practices in implementing security systems within the enterprise.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management

Learn from seasoned security practitioners and utilize cutting edge curriculum to take your cybersecurity credentials to the next level.

Master of Computer Science and Engineering

In this program, Computer Science professionals increase their breadth of knowledge to do further work in hardware, software, theory in electronics within industry or post-graduate study.

Master of Business Administration

The University of Fairfax MBA program was developed by industry experts and gives you a broad foundation in the full spectrum of business management, with the option of specializing in one of three distinct areas.

Doctorate in Information Assurance

Our doctoral students have diverse professional objectives such as becoming a cybersecurity leader, policymaker, applied researcher or academic.

Doctorate of Business Administration Degree

This degree program is designed for working professionals interested in pursuing their graduate education in the field of business administration and whom already possess a master’s degree and are seeking an advanced terminal degree in research within the business field.

Doctorate of Software Development

This preeminent developer’s curriculum at the University of Fairfax has been specifically designed for the IT professional looking to advance and leverage  their career as a Chief Software Engineer or Developer.

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

This program is designed for working professionals in the computer science arena with a concentration in Computer Science and Engineering that already have a master’s degree and are seeking an advanced terminal degree in research within the Computer Science and Engineering field.

Master of Science in Cloud Computing

In this program, Cloud Computing professionals increase their breadth of knowledge to design, operate, and maintain cloud computing systems.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program is designed for working professionals in the Electrical Engineering arena who wish to pursue a concentration in Signal Processing and Communications, Systems and Control, Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence.

Military Benefits

CHAPTER 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

Eligibility is based on serving at least 2 years on active duty and honorably discharged. This bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits and payable for up to 10 years.

CHAPTER 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment Program

Veterans who have a service-related disability of at least 20% and are in need of vocational rehabilitation can receive Chapter 31 funds. This bill provides up to 48 months of full-time benefits and they have 12 years from the date they are notified of entitlement to use the benefits.

CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The University of Fairfax is pleased to accept Post – 9/11 GI Bill® benefits for eligible students. Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001 is considered for determining eligibility for this benefit. A veteran’s level of eligibility is determined by his/her accrued length of service after September 10, 2001. Eligible veterans with less than 100% eligibility receive a pro-rated percentage of the maximum award. Award percentages range from 40% to 100%.

CHAPTER 35: Dependent Education Assistance Program

This bill provides education benefits to the spouse and child/children of veterans who either passed away or became 100% disabled as a result of a service-connected disability. This bill provides up to 45 months of full-time benefits and 10 years from eligibility.

CHAPTER 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1606 benefits are available to reservists who enlist, reenlist, or extend an enlistment in the Selected Reserve for no less than 6 years, on or after July 1, 1985. This benefits provides up to 36 months of full-time benefits.

CHAPTER 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

This bill provides up to 36 months of benefits to members of the Selected Reserves, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.

The Yellow Ribbon Grant Program

The Yellow Ribbon Grant Program covers tuition costs that have not been applied under the Post-9/11 GI Bill receiving 100% of Chapter 33 benefits.

Blue Ribbon Grant (Exclusive to University of Fairfax)

The Blue Ribbon Grant is designed to recognize and assist veterans, active-duty military personnel, spouse and dependents by providing additional grant funds upon the exhaustion or expiration of military education benefits to support the individual to enhance their educational benefits.


The University of Fairfax provides a grant of up to 35% of the total amount that is paid toward the direct cost of education on behalf of an individual qualified by the Veterans Administration under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, Military Tuition Assistance or State National Guard. (MYCAA recipients are not eligible)


See the Financial Aid Office staff for an application.


Eligible students may accumulate up to a maximum of $18,000 to extend or complete their programs of study, or assist a current spouse or qualified dependent at the University of Fairfax. Once earned the accumulated grant amount may be utilized to pay tuition and fees at University of Fairfax in any academic program or degree level including to fund an external certification that is associated with the students program of study. The grant funds must be used within 10 years of the last day of the term the Blue Ribbon Grant was earned.

The military student earning the grant may elect to transfer the earned grant to a current spouse or qualified dependent under the age of 30. In the event of such transfer, the grant will be considered earned, transferable, and payable toward the transferee spouse or qualified dependent’s account following the completion of any term in which the military student’s benefits are paid toward the transferor’s tuition and fees.

For more information on how to apply and qualify for institutional aid, please fill out the form to the right.


It wasn’t just lip service… [they] made me feel like these were people that I could relate to.  [University of Fairfax] was right there and provided me with [a grant] that was more than adequate to cover that additional time in terms of tuition. They were just fantastic about that.

– John Galliano
Doctorate of Information Assurance

I was surprised by how welcoming and detailed they were about all the information that was required.  Other programs were focused more on IT whereas this DIA program concentrated more on cybersecurity.

-Kruthi Jayakumar
Doctorate of Information Assurance

My journey started with the University of Fairfax back in 2006; I deployed in that particular month, and was able to continue to pursue my studies. There are so many people within the University of Fairfax that I’d like to thank.

-Dr. Claude L. Jenkins II
Doctorate of Information Assurance

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* 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 website at