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Your military service may have ended but your career is just getting started. Now is the time to get the support you need to excel academically and advance your career. We're here to ensure your pathway to lead, learn and inspire, starting with an affordable path to advance your education.
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Affordable college pathways for those who serve.

Guild Education partners directly with military-friendly universities to help you advance in your education. 
  • Veterans who work with Guild get a personalized advisor who support you with the college process from start to finish. The support includes:
    • Finding the right class, program or degree for you
    • Reviewing your military training for college credit
    • Exploring the tuition benefits and discounts available to you
    • Succeeding throughout your academic experience
    • Advancing your education
Learn about scholarships, tuition assistance and an affordable path to your degree.
  • Guild's military-friendly universities are focused on ensuring that you find an affordable path to meet your education goals. Veterans may be able to cover up to 100% of their undergraduate tuition through a variety of sources based on status. These sources include tuition assistance and veteran’s education benefits. Our university partners also offer discounts to Guild students and to members of the military who qualify.

  • If you have questions about the types of aid available, we can connect you to the education office at your local military installation, or the Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551 or www.gibill.va.gov.

Program Benefits

A variety of classes, programs, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, in addition to college preparatory courses, to meet your goals—no matter where you are in your educational path.
Personal advisor
A Guild advisor to help you find the right class, program or degree, navigate financial aid, and move forward in your education while advancing your career.
Online learning
Flexible academic schedules with morning, evening, and weekend classes and work-at-your-own pace programs to help you balance work and school.
Classes from top-ranked* online universities including Brandman University, University of Denver, Western Governors University, and Bellevue University.

* U.S. News and World Report, NCTQ

Mission43 Highlighted ProgramsGuild Education has a variety of classes, programs and degrees. The ones listed below are suggested for the employees of Mission43.

Interested in applying? Get started today!

  1. Chat with a Guild advisor - you can connect with us by: 
    • Clicking the "chat" button that you see in the bottom right corner
    • Calling us at 720-709-2871  
    • Emailing us at [email protected]
  2. Join Mission43
    • Veterans and their families, businesses and volunteers all have an opportunity to contribute to Mission43 and build strong leaders and communities in Idaho. Join Mission43 today.
  3. Choose the right class, program, or degree for you:
    • Research the options for classes, programs, and degrees (listed above in "Education Programs")
    • Click the "chat" button in the bottom right corner to talk with an admissions advisor or call us at 720-709-2871
    • Select “Apply Now” for your educational opportunity of choice
  4. If you're applying for a degree:
    • Get started on the Financial Aid process today by visiting https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and completing your FAFSA
      Make sure to select the right university for your specific degree:
      • Bellevue University school code = 002538
      • Brandman University school code= 041618
      • Western Governors University school code = 033394
  5. Submit your transcripts. Order your official transcripts from your previous colleges and other sources of credit to send along to your university. Chat with an admissions advisor today to learn about both paper and electronic submissions.                                                                                                                               
  6. If you're applying for a class or program:
    • Look out for a call and email from a Guild advisor who will help you get prepped for your first day

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mission43?
Mission43 is a partnership of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, Guild Education, and premier veterans organizations designed to give post-9/11 veterans from Idaho (the 43rd state) resources for personal growth and opportunities to contribute to the community. By bringing together these world-class organizations for veterans, Idaho's post-9/11 servicemen and women will have the resources and environment to excel professionally, mentally, physically, and socially so that they can lead, learn, and inspire.

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is based in Boise, Idaho. The year 2016 marks 50 years of giving by the Foundation with a total of more than $650 million given to Idaho children and families. In this landmark anniversary year, the foundation has launched Mission43, an initiative focused on Idaho veterans and creating opportunities for them to lead, learn, and inspire in our communities. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation truly believes that the American veteran is a civic asset that has the power to positively transform the state of Idaho. 

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles? 
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learning and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.

How do I get my DD214 forms?
Eligible veterans have access to a multitude of education benefits. However, to access them, they will need multiple copies of their form DD 214. The veteran should request a copy through Archives and note that the Member 4 copy, which shows the character of their discharge, is preferred for most educational purposes. Active Duty service members who do not have a DD214 can still submit an application through VonApp to apply for benefits. 

What does the average program or degree cost?
Veterans may be able to cover up to 100% of their undergraduate tuition through a variety of sources based on their status. These sources include tuition assistance and veteran’s education benefits. Our university partners also offer discounts to Guild students and to members of the military who qualify.

Thanks to discounts from our partners, most of the classes and degree programs at Guild are between $250 to $350 per credit. That means $3,000 to $3,500 per semester for undergraduate degrees, which is much lower than the national average. If you're not yet ready for a degree program, other semester-long classes and programs cost between $675 and $2,450. Graduate degrees are shorter (one to two years on average), but graduate classes cost more at $450 to $550 per credit. 

Remember—those who have served often pay little to no tuition.

What are the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing requirements?
Eligible veterans may be able to receive a monthly housing allowance while they are in school. The most up-to-date requirements for housing benefits can be found here

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