Military Education Opportunities
Veterans, military personnel and their families can find training and academic programs at Anne Arundel Community College designed to meet their educational goals and advance their careers. AACC has programs and certifications that build on experience and are tailor-made for individuals transitioning from the military or changing careers.
AACC is a participating member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of 1,550 colleges and universities dedicated to providing educational opportunities for service members and their families. AACC is committed to serving the military, veterans, reservists and their dependents and participates in GoArmyEd, the Air Force’s General Education Mobile (GEM) initiative, the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA).
The college offers a variety of services at the Fort Meade Army Education Center for soldiers and their families and accepts military credits for transfer into AACC programs (see Admissions for details). Active duty military, military spouses and dependents, veterans, reservists and civilians who have base access are welcome. Staff members are knowledgeable about tuition policies and procedures for military and nonmilitary students. The Fort Meade Army Education Center is located at 8601 Zimborski Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5093 (410-672-3554).
Military/Veteran Resource Center
Among its many outreach initiatives for veterans, military personnel and their dependents, AACC staffs a Military/Veteran Resource Center on the Arnold campus in the Library, Room 112. The following services are available though the center:
- Peer support and mentoring
- Access to computers with printing, copying, & faxing
- Lending program for books and graphing calculators
- Referrals to the on-campus Mental Health Specialist
- Financial aid information & application assistance
- Lounge area with T.V., couches, movies, internet, coffee, and study tables
- Support from the counseling office and quick access to counselors
- Resource workshops to assist veterans
- Study area and networking area for veterans
- Disabled Veterans compensation information
- Meeting area for the Student Veterans of America
- Referrals to Military/Veteran Support Advisor
Please feel free to contact us at (410) 777-4838.
Tuition for Active Duty Members of the Armed Forces
For more information about the tuition policy for active duty military, please visit http://www.aacc.edu/military/active.
For more information, please visit GoArmyEd website at www.goarmyed.com or contact AACC at the Fort Meade Army Education Center at 410-672-2117.
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) area provides an opportunity for both men and women to earn commissions as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force or Army while completing their college degree requirements. For more information, see www.aacc.edu/military/active/ROTC.cfm
While at Anne Arundel Community College, students may enroll in:
- Air Force ROTC at the University of Maryland College Park
- Army ROTC at the University of Maryland College Park
- Army ROTC at Bowie State University
Students may apply up to eight credits of ROTC lecture classes taken at other colleges toward an associate degree at Anne Arundel Community College. ROTC credits may be applied only as electives in programs that allow for them.
Military and Veterans’ Education Benefits
For a full explanation of all available veterans’ benefits please visit www.gibill.va.gov. The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved the college’s programs for the training of eligible veterans, service persons on active duty and eligible dependents of veterans.
AACC also offers an institutional scholarship, the IKO Scholarship for students who are in the military, a veteran or a dependent.