Military Friendly Online College

Military Students

With honor, Sessions College is committed to providing a military friendly environment for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Since 1997, we have gone beyond the convenience of “anywhere, anytime” online learning to provide a high-quality creative career education. Understanding our students' needs has made us one of the top military friendly schools.

At Sessions College, eligible military service members, veterans, and their families may take advantage of education funding that includes GI Bill ®, Tuition Assistance (TA), MyCAA, Federal Student Aid, and scholarships. We recommend that all Service members speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or equivalent counselor prior to enrolling.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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What Programs are Eligible?

At Sessions College, we offer a range of online art, design, and photography programs that are designed for flexible learning and work well for active service members, veterans, their families. That’s why we’ve been a leading choice for more than 10 years among GI approved schools. Below are degree programs that are eligible for military education benefits.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree programs are available in: Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Photography.

Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree programs are available in: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, and Digital Photography.

Undergraduate Certificate programs are available in: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Advertising Design, and Digital Photography.

Are Programs Approved?

When you enroll at any college, it’s important to know that the school is respected throughout the field of higher education. At Sessions College we work hard to maintain our accreditations and institutional approvals.


Accreditation, Licensure, and State Authorization

Sessions College is accredited by DEAC and MSA-CESS, licensed by the Bureau of Private Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, and a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.


Veteran's Agencies

All Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, and Undergraduate Certificate programs are approved by the State Approving Agency of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. This includes Chapters 30, 33, and 35 of the GI Bill® as well as Vocational Rehab (Chapter 31).


President's MOU Signatory

Sessions College is an approved Department of Defense College and a signatory of the 2014 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the President’s Executive Order #13607.


Title IV Institution

All Degree and Undergraduate Certificate programs are approved for Title IV funding under FAFSA by the Department of Education.

Enrolling at Sessions turned into a wide awakening of sort as I thought I would breeze through my classes, but this stuff made me work! The program helped fill in so many holes in my art knowledge.

John Bodie

Professional Certificate in Digital Arts

What Services Are Available to Military-Affiliated Students?

When you enroll at Sessions College, you’ll work with a team dedicated to your success. We make it our mission to understand the requirements and responsibilities for participating in a range of education benefits programs: including tuition assistance (TA) programs, VA education benefits, MYCAA, and Federal Student Aid.

Military Student Liaison

Our Military Student Liaison acts as a single point of contact for all military program students from enrollment to graduation, in coordination with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services departments. A designated Military Student Advisor is assigned to all military program students for academic advising.


Our Admissions team of trained designers is dedicated to helping you find the right program for your career goals and schedule. Familiarity with GI Bill requirements makes us a top veterans school.

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid staff are there to help you understand how to pay your education, making responsible use of any education benefits or financial aid you may be eligible for. Our Financial Aid Manager is an expert in helping you coordinate education benefits with Federal Student Aid. Check out our Federal Financial Tools page for official resources on college costs.

Student Services

Our military friendly Student Services team is dedicated to supporting your progress from your first class to your final assignment.  We are experienced in addressing the needs of servicemembers and their families, which can range from scheduling, advisement, and deployment, to providing information about disability counseling and job search activities.

Staff Point of ContactEmail Address and Phone Number
Financial Aid Manager
Debra Richards, 480 212 1704 ext 166
Military Student Advisor
Brian Lorti, 480 212 1704 ext 162
Senior Director of Student Services
Tyler Drake, 480 212 1704 ext 150

Education Benefits

As a military friendly college we are dedicated to helping military families understand their rights and responsibilities with regard to their education benefits. Take a moment to explore some of the programs available.

GI Bill

The GI Bill® provides educational benefits to support U.S. military veterans and their families.

Eligible programs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Undergraduate Certificate

Tuition Assistance

Active U.S. military service members can fund their programs using Tuition Assistance (TA). Eligibility guidelines vary by military branch.

Eligible programs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Undergraduate Certificate


Military spouses who are pursuing qualifications in portable career fields are eligible for financial assistance.

Eligible programs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associate Degree

Yellow Ribbon Program

Sessions College is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant. For eligible students in Associate Degree or Undergraduate Certificate programs, this means we will work with the VA to meet any gap between a Post-9/11 GI Bill award and unmet tuition and fees.

Financing Your Education

At Sessions College, we are here to help you explore all options for financing your educational goals. This includes understanding how education benefits work and how different sources of funding can be combined to help you go to school without incurring excessive debt.

Transfer of Education Benefits

Eligible active duty servicemembers may be able to transfer GI Bill benefits to a spouse or dependent child who meet the requirements for the post 9/11 GI Bill. In order to complete this transfer, you must meet the GI Bill Eligibility Rules.

Payment Plans

Students in Sessions College Career Certificate programs can use monthly payment plans to pay as they go. Plan options vary depending on program length and down payment.

GI Bill Online Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Eligible veteran students of online colleges may receive a monthly housing allowance. This is a monthly benefit paid by direct deposit while attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Talk to Your Counselor

Before enrolling in any program, Active Duty and Reserve military members and their families should always speak with their assigned educational services officer (ESO) or approved installation staff before enrolling. For more information, please visit the education office on your military installation for your respective service branch. National Guard and Reserve members who don’t have an ESO on their installation should contact a regional office to receive support.

Here are some official resources for military service members:

Air Force Virtual Education Center

United States Coast Guard

Army Education Centers

Navy College Virtual Education Center