Academic Partnerships & Education Resources

FRA has established partnerships with colleges and universities to promote the educational goals of our members and their families. Each has unique degree and course offerings, but all offer special benefits to FRA Shipmates and family members including tuition discounts, transfer credit for completed courses and military experience, grants and more. Visit their websites today to see what they have to offer and how you can benefit. 

Excelsior College

     At Excelsior College, you can rely on maximum transfer of prior college credits and credits for approved military and corporate training. FRA Shipmates receive significant savings on Excelsior College tuition and fees. Excelsior College helps busy working adults earn the degrees they need through a variety of flexible distance education programs.Earning a degree is your best strategy for improving your career opportunities. Whether you are in mid-career or planning for transition, we can help you make the most of your education benefits. Our experienced academic advisors are ready to assist you through the education process. Our financial aid officers can answer your questions about the current GI Bills or your employer's tuition assistance and help you get started in one of our programs. We make it affordable and manageable. Read more!

Columbia Southern University     At Columbia Southern University, FRA Shipmates, along with their spouses and children are eligible for many special benefits. Combined with the already competitive tuition rate, the quality education offered at CSU is an unbeatable value. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and let us help you take the next step in your career! With all degree programs offered completely online, there is no need for students to miss valuable time at work to attend a class or take a test. Our open enrollment and self-paced programs give students the flexibility to fit their education around their career and family commitments. Read more!

Capella University     Capella University is committed to supporting our community of servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses as they progress toward their education goals. We value your careers, are grateful for your military service, and appreciate your daily commitment. Your service may entitle you to several education benefits. Our military support staff is experienced with Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits and can help you understand and take full advantage of these important financial resources. Contactus with any questions you may have about your military benefits. Read more!


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