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1. How do I apply to Methodist University
2. I am active duty and I have never attended school while stationed at Fort Bragg/ Pope Air Force Base. What is my first step?
Any service member who is new to the area or has not previously attended College while on active duty must first register through their respective education centers. After registering at their Education Center, service members should complete the admission requirements stated above.
Active duty soldiers must have an up-to-date Statement of Understanding (SOU) turned into the Education Center. This form can be accessed through the GoArmyEd portal or through the Fort Bragg office and will need to be updated annually. Lower enlisted soldiers must obtain the signature of their Company Commander on the SOU. Soldiers must also ensure that the Education Center has listed Methodist University as their "home College" and that they have selected a degree program.
3. I requested Tuition Assistance on GoArmyEd. Is that all that I have to do to register for class?
No. Registering for courses on GoArmyEd
does not guarantee that you will
Air Men should consult the Pope Education Center for Tuition Assistance request procedures. Once they obtain a paper copy of their Tuition Assistance request they must submit it to the Fort Bragg office either in person, through fax, or email.
5. I completed my common application on GoArmyEd. Can this application be used for admission to Methodist University?
No, a separate application is required for admission to Methodist University.
6. Is there any financial aid available to service members?
Yes! All active duty service members can take advantage of a discounted tuition rate of only $250 per credit hour for evening, summer and online courses. Service members who have run out of Tuition Assistance through attendance at Methodist University are eligible for up to four free courses a year! Service members attending full-time in pursuit of their first Bachelor's degree are also eligible for $925 a semester from the North Carolina Legislative Grant that can be applied towards tuition. You may also be eligible for Federal Aid which can be determined by completing a FAFSA application at www.fafsa.edu.gov.
7. I am a spouse, do I qualify for any financial aid?
Yes! North Carolina residents and dependents of active duty service members qualify for the North Carolina Legislative Grant when they are enrolled in at least 12 semester hours in pursuit of their first Bachelor's degree. The North Carolina Legislative Grant is currently $925 per semester. Spouses also may qualify for either the Work Force CAA or the MyCAA programs. Contact the programs for eligibility requirements.
Spring Lake Family Resource Center
MyCAA accounts can be created at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa.
8. I am a Veteran, am I eligible for financial aid at Methodist University?
Yes. Veterans using the Post 911 GI Bill attending Methodist as full-time students qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, Veterans pay no out-of-pocket tuition costs. Contact our Veteran Services Representative, at (910) 630-7174 for more information.
9. How do I receive credit for my military experience?
Soldiers can receive credit for their military experience by submitting an AARTS transcript to Methodist University via https://aarts.army.mil. Marines and Seamen can submit their SMART transcript via https://smart.navy.mil. Air men should submit their Community College of the Air Force transcripts for evaluation. All evening students will have their transcripts officially evaluated once they have been officially accepted, completed 6 semester hours with Methodist University and have requested their evaluation in writing.
10. I plan on attending Methodist as an evening student, but I would like to know what transfer credits I will receive prior to enrolling. Is this possible?
While it is not possible to evaluate evening students until they have been accepted and complete six semester hours, students can receive guidance on what to expect in terms of transfer credit from the Fort Bragg Office. The Fort Bragg Office can conduct an unofficial evaluation and give students an idea of what credits will and will not transfer to Methodist based on our transfer credit policies. Students must keep in mind that an unofficial evaluation is not a guarantee of credit acceptance. Credits are not guaranteed until the Registrar's Office conducts an official evaluation of credit from outside sources.
11. I am a Veteran, can I be serviced at the Fort Bragg office?
Yes. While Veterans using GI Bill benefits must contact our Veteran Services Representative, at (910) 630-7174, the Fort Bragg office can assist Veterans with applying to the University, and course advisement.
12. How do I obtain a SOCAD degree plan?
Once you have been officially accepted to Methodist University and your transcripts have been officially evaluated for potential transfer credit you can obtain a SOCAD degree plan by contacting the Director of Fort Bragg, Yasmin Rivera, at
13. Once my school creates a SOCAD for me will I ever need another one?
No, you only need one SOCAD degree plan per school and will not
need another one unless you change your degree plan or transfer
to a new school.
Under certain circumstances, active duty service members are eligible
to request a Military Drop. Examples of circumstances that may warrant
a military drop include, but are not limited to, unanticipated duty;
death in the family; hospitalization; deployment; etc. If you should
need to drop your course under any of these circumstances, contact
the Fort Bragg office for guidance on how to successfully request
a military drop. As part of the Military drop process you will be
required to submit a memorandum from your Company Commander explaining
the purpose of the drop. A sample copy of this memorandum can be
found under the forms link on this webpage. Students who requested
Tuition Assistance via the GoArmyEd
portal will also have to request a military drop on the portal before
the last day of their course.