Paine College is recognized as an adult and military-friendly learning institution that proudly acknowledges men and women who have decided to take on the challenge of furthering their education. To better serve your educational needs, the CAPS program offers an accelerated degree plan. Online and on-site courses are offered every eight weeks for professional military service members, their dependents, and civilians. This will afford you the opportunity to earn your Bachelor’s degree in just two years in one of the degree programs we offer. You also have the opportunity to earn college credit by enrolling in the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) course.

Financial aid is available for qualified applicants who complete the FAFSA application online. Additionally, we accept the GI Bill (Post 911 and Montgomery), Tuition Assistance (TA), Veterans benefits (VA), and any other forms of aid from various funding sources. Paine College is a proud supporter of GoArmyEd.com and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.


Requirements for Military Service Members

Military service members must complete the following steps for admission:

  1. Submit application form
  2. Provide all previous college transcripts or an official high school transcript (if college transcript is non-applicable)
  3. Provide a copy of AARTS Transcript or DD Form 214
  4. If required, apply for Army Tuition Assistance (TA)
  5. Provide transfer approval form
  6. Provide a one page autobiographical essay

Requirements for Military Spouses or Dependents

Military Spouses or Dependents must complete the following steps for admission:

  1. Submit application form.
  2. Provide all previous college transcripts or an official high school transcript (if never attended college)
  3. Provide transfer approval form
  4. Certificate of Eligibility
  5. Provide a one page autobiographical essay

For additional information on military benefits please view the links below:


Veterans Administration
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
GoArmyED
Joint Services Transcript