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).
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.
While at Anne Arundel Community College, students may enroll in either the Air Force ROTC at the University of Maryland College Park or the 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.
Air Force ROTC - UMCP
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is available to Anne Arundel Community College students through an agreement with the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). AFROTC courses are scheduled so students from Anne Arundel Community College may complete all AFROTC requirements at the College Park campus. In addition, students are eligible to compete for all AFROTC scholarships and flying programs. The four-, three- and two-year scholarships pay tuition, books, fees and a monthly allowance during the school year.
After two years, Anne Arundel Community College students transfer to UMCP (or to a four-year institution with a UMCP cross-town agreement). After graduation and successful completion of AFROTC requirements, students are commissioned second lieutenants in the Air Force. Students interested in AFROTC visit www.afrotc.com for more information.
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.