Degree Programs for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

Every college creates graduates. At Nichols College, we create leaders.

Nichols College is a degree-granting institution committed to supporting service members, veterans, and their families throughout their academic career. Leadership studies are woven into the fabric of your degree. Our faculty have deep experience in the industry they teach, so you’ll develop the knowledge you need and learn how to apply it. All this combined with a strong focus on professional development and a close-knit community means you’ll be mission-ready for any career your choose.

Why Nichols:

As a school of choice in business and leadership education, we’re uniquely able to help military members and their families transfer their skills into the professional world.

  • Nationally recognized as a Military Friendly® School by publisher Victory Media for its support of the educational pursuits of military members, veterans, and their families
  • Flexible day and evening degree programs with a strong focus on leadership, professional development, and applied skills
  • Faculty with deep industry experience, whose passion and dedication create a one-on-one experience
  • Comfortable learning environment with our close-knit community and engaged academic advisors
  • Network of alumni and relationships with well-known businesses give you the opportunity to both master major concepts and get real experience
  • Here for you every step of the way—today and after you graduate, with career services for life from our Office of Career Services

Service Members Assistance:

  • Approved for the Post-9/11 GI Bill  
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Approved for Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Funding (TA)
  • Signed the DOD Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance (MOU)
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act)

Approved for Veterans Benefits:

  • CH 30: Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty (MGIB)
  • CH 31: Vocational Rehabilitation 
  • CH 32: Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • CH 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • CH 35: Dependent’s Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • CH 38: Tutorial 
  • CH 1606: Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • CH 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Special Programs:

  • Reserves Officers Training Corps (R.O.T.C. Program)
    • Please note: Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the Worcester county area training facility
  • Undergraduate Adult Education Program 

Important Facts:


  • Approved for Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Funding (TA)
  • Signed the DOD Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition Assistance (MOU)
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act)

Service Member Information

Admissions Process:

  • No admissions application fee
  • ACT & SAT scores are waived for military students, veterans, and their families if you have been out of high school for two years.

Contact Information:

Contact us to discuss your options, goals, and general questions.
Call or email Beth Graham, Associate Director of Enrollment: elizabeth [dot] graham [at] nichols [dot] edu or 508-213-2141.