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DoD MOU Compliance

Erskine College is pleased to participate in the Department of Defense’s Voluntary Education program. Erskine complies with DoD regulations as outlined in our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The information below discloses information regarding Erskine policies and services in the areas of advising and accessibility, accreditation, financial aid, recruitment, and transfer credits. Additional information can be found on academic and departmental pages on Erskine’s website.

Advising and Accessibility

Faculty members serve as academic advisors, having first completed training facilitated by a lead faculty member. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor.

Students may make ADA requests for academic accommodations by completing the “Request for Academic Accommodations” form located on Erskine’s website.

Counseling services are offered to students through Erskine’s partnership with Due West Family Medicine. Career services are available to all students through the Student Development office.


Erskine is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Erskine affirms compliance with SACSCOC’s requirement (Principles of Accreditation Standard 14.2) to notify or seek approval for any new educational programs or other substantive changes before implementation (see Erskine College’s Substantive Change Policy).

Erskine College publishes information about its education programs (undergraduate majors and graduate degrees) that ordinarily require graduates to obtain additional credentials (e.g., licensure or professional certification) after graduation in order to work in a given field. Please consult each educational program’s webpage for more information on additional credentials. Currently, among Erskine’s educational programs, the following programs ordinarily require an additional certification to work in the field:

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Special Education
    • Physical Education and Coaching
    • Secondary Education in Social Studies
    • Secondary Education in Mathematics
    • Secondary Education in English
    • Music Education

Recruitment and Enrollment

As a member of The National Association of Christian Colleges and Admissions Personnel, Erskine adheres to NACCAP’s Principles of Good Practice. These principles state that “members will not be compensated by commissions, bonuses or other incentive payments based on the number of students referred, recruited, admitted or enrolled.” Erskine does not provide incentives based directly or indirectly on securing Service member enrollments. Per NACCAP principles, Erskine seeks to “provide college counseling in the best interest of students.”

It is the policy of Erskine College and Theological Seminary to ban any and all high-pressure recruitment tactics.

Service members who are prospective students are directed to receive approval from the student’s ESO, military counselor or Service prior to enrollment at Erskine.

Regarding readmission of Service member applicants, Erskine’s application states, “Military Applicants can be readmitted to their program after an interruption for service.”

Transfer Credits

Erskine’s policy regarding transfer credits can be found on the registrar page and is reproduced below:

Credit is awarded toward an Erskine degree for courses which correspond to those offered by Erskine and on which grades earned were “C” or better. Courses which do not correspond to courses offered by Erskine may be accepted as free electives, up to a maximum of six semester hours of credit toward graduation requirements. The quality point ratio at Erskine is calculated only on courses attempted on campus. Students must be eligible to return to their former institutions before an Erskine acceptance is valid. A maximum of 64 semester hours may be accepted from an accredited two-year college.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition per credit hour: $1110.80

For students taking fewer than 12 credit hours, the cost per credit hour is $1,275.

Books and Supplies: $1,200

Tuition Assistance

Active-duty service members who wish to attend college may be eligible for Department of Defense funds. Each service branch has specific eligibility requirements, so please select the appropriate link below to learn more about available opportunities.

Erskine has a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Defense, which makes Erskine courses eligible for tuition assistance.

Find more information for each branch of the military:

To learn more about the GI Bill and other benefits visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site. Erskine offers more information about veteran benefits on our financial aid pages.

DoD Military Tuition Assistance Caps

  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA): up to $4,000 per fiscal year
    • 16 semester hours per fiscal year
    • Up to $250 per semester hour
    • Pays up to 130 semester hours for undergrad
    • Pays up to 39 semester hours for graduate
  • MGIB (Chapter 1606): up to $466
  • MGIB (POST-9/11): up to 100% tuition, BAH, and books

Visit to learn more.

Financial Aid Counseling & Cohort Default Rate

Erskine’s director of financial aid is responsible for training financial aid counselors who interact with Service members prior to offering, recommending, arranging, signing-up, dispersing, or enrolling in Federal or private student loan programs.

Service members may access information about financial aid on Erskine’s website. They may also view Erskine’s Cohort Default Rate on the NSLDS website.

Net Price Calculator

Please visit Erskine’s financial aid pages to use the net price calculator. The cost of books and other course materials is estimated at $2,370 per year.

Veteran Benefits

Below you will find an overview of benefits from the GI Bill®. For further information, please reach out to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Visit the VA site to learn more about qualifications and benefits.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits. Visit the VA site to learn more about qualifications and benefits.

Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for education and training programs. If you’ve served at least 2 years on active duty, find out if you qualify for the MGIB-AD program. Visit the VA site to learn more about qualifications and benefits.

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