Pursue Your Goals with Flexible Program Options

CPS is built to meet the needs of our adult students and offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs, credit-bearing certificates and professional education (non-credit) programs. Whether you’re active duty, reserves, retired military or a military family member, CPS has an online, on-campus, or hybrid program to meet your needs. Our knowledgeable admissions team is available to guide students through the application and enrollment process. 



How Villanova supports veterans and military connected students:

  • The Office of Veterans and Military Service Members guides each individual from admissions to graduation, and beyond.
  • Military affinity groups and campus events tailored to the military community make the Villanova student experience personal and relatable for our service members.
  • The Villanova University Career Center offers specialized career support to assist veterans in identifying transferrable skill sets that align with future career aspirations and goals.
  • Villanova delivers a high-quality education that's affordable by providing students with financial assistance, which may include a combination of grants, scholarships and loans. In addition, Villanova participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Military-connected students are eligible to receive a 15% discount on Professional Education (non-credit) courses.

The Yellow Ribbon Program offers participating students additional funding towards the cost of tuition and fees that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. To be considered, qualifying students must:

  • Be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post9/11 GI Bill®
  • Not be serving on active duty or as a spouse of an active duty member utilizing the transferred entitlement
  • Be accepted into or already enrolled in a degree program at Villanova University
  • Submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Villanova University’s School Certifying Official.

Visit for the full details of Villanova’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

Meet Michael Brown

Director, Office of Veterans and Military Service Members


Michael Brown
US Army Veteran
Director, Office of Veterans and Military Service Members
Kennedy Hall 205
Contact by email
Phone: 610-519-4448

As the Director of the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members at Villanova, Mike Brown oversees the efforts of growing programs, opportunities, and community across the university, including students and alumni. 

A US Army Veteran, Mike served for 4 years on active duty and deployed to Bosnia with the 1st Armored Division. Upon his discharge, he attended Northern Michigan University, receiving a degree in Political Science and Applied Ethics.

Mike has vast knowledge and insight with the military community and takes great pleasure in supporting students throughout their educational experience at Villanova.  He is always available to meet and help them with academic and career advice, navigating benefit information, and connecting them with Veteran affinity groups and relevant resources.