Military Students

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We’re proud to serve you as you embark on a new journey in a supportive and hands-on creative environment.

RMCAD embraces active-duty service members, National Guardsmen or women, reservists, and veterans. Whether you pursue your studies on campus or online, we work tirelessly to help you achieve your career goals in art, design, technology, and art education.

We have military representation in each one of our academic programs. We are proud of our military graduates who have bravely served our country.

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Military Benefit Programs

We are proud to accept most Military and National Tuition Programs, including:

  • Veterans Affairs

  • Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Department of Defense

Unlimited Yellow Ribbon School

As a 100% Unlimited Yellow Ribbon school, RMCAD allows students who are eligible for the program to fully fund their tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program. RMCAD works to maximize the benefits available to qualifying military personnel and veterans according to their individual terms of service and other factors affecting their education or training.

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learn more about our military-friendly art and design school and receive a comprehensive Veterans Affairs Handbook

Military Students at RMCAD Enjoy:

Active Military Scholarship ‐ Active Duty | National Guard | Reservists TA (Tuition Assistance)

RMCAD is proud to offer an Active Duty Military Scholarship to active members of the United States Armed Forces. This Active Duty Military Scholarship will reduce the tuition rate to $250 a credit hour. In order to prove eligibility for the Active Duty Military Scholarship, you will need to provide proof of your Active Duty status to your financial aid advisor or email them to

Tuition Assistance (TA) enrollment requests must first be approved by your Educational Officer (ESO) military counselor within the Military branch and then submitted to RMCAD prior to your start date.

At RMCAD, we are proud to serve those who have served. We also understand that our military family may benefit from additional resources to transition into school and civilian life. That is why we offer a military student lounge, on-campus military-focused mental health counselor, and School Certifying Officials (SCO) who have been trained in PTSD response situations.

At RMCAD, we also offer an Active Duty Military Scholarship to active members of the United States Armed Forces. Learn more below.

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RMCAD Renew Program

RMCAD’s Renew Program gives graduates the opportunity to continuously refresh their skills and stay current within their respective creative fields. Graduates may audit any current course within their original degree program, whether core or elective, completely tuition-free. Our military graduates also gain permanent access to our Career and Alumni Services, which aid in job placement and career advice.

Military Student Readmissions

In the event a service member may be unable to continue in classes due to service related obligations, the service member will need to provide a written notice of their military orders to the Office of Financial Aid at as early as possible.

In accordance with federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. § 668.18, and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RMCAD will readmit any service members who seek readmission to a program that was interrupted due to a uniformed service obligation. 

Returning students will need to reach out to the Re-entry Counseling team at 720-643-4211 or

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Military Transfer Credits

Transfer credits may be awarded based upon a review of official transcripts according to the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and recommendations.

RMCAD will accept transcripts from:


  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • Joint Service Transcripts (JST) 

Active Duty Residency Requirements

Active duty military students may transfer up to 75% of the credits required for their degree program including credit earned at an institution or through challenge examinations and standardized tests such as CLEP|DANTES for specific academic disciplines. RMCAD does not provide credit for experiential learning.

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External Scholarship

The NMFA Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program is available for military spouses who qualify. For more information, visit the website here

Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. 

Student Work + Success

Becoming a student is just the beginning of the journey. We believe creativity happens outside the lines, and artistic development inside these walls. The student work and success stories are just the result of learning in an environment where you are encouraged to dream, create, and inspire.

Student Work

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