Military | ECTC


Prepare for Admission

If you are an active service member using Federal Tuition Assistance, learn how to apply for admission to ECTC and obtain information about in-state tuition, fee waivers, military friendly policies, processes and more.

Before submitting an application for admission to ECTC, service members may contact the Education Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor within your military service.

Once you are ready to begin, view the steps to apply for your branch of service below.

Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard

Apply to ECTC

Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard

Apply to ECTC on ArmyIgnitED

All service members

You will receive correspondence to inform you of the required documents needed to complete your admission. Documents required typically include official transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you attended, JST and SMART transcripts, test scores, etc.

All students will meet with an Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in class. The Academic Advisor will prepare a degree checklist listing classes required, transferred and remaining to complete the credential. They will also assist with preparing credential related requirements for your service portal.

You can reach a specially trained Military Academic Advisor at the main campus, or Fort Knox,

Tuition & Costs

Active military and their families stationed in Kentucky are assessed tuition at the in-state rate.

Service members enrolled in online (distance learning) classes are assessed the in-state rate regardless of where you are stationed.

ECTC waivers the Build Smart and Online Fees for active military and National Guard.

Tuition rates are updated annually. This chart provides an estimate of expenses for full-time students. Not all estimates apply to military affiliated students.


All students are responsible for purchasing textbooks and digital books. The cost of books for a full time student is estimated at one thousand dollars a semester. Digital book charges are located and paid through your Student Self Service account. Contact to see if free textbooks are available through the Texts for Vets program. Find information about the ECTC Bookstore and book costs.

Financial Aid

Other federal financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Find financial aid information and timelines for applying for financial aid. 

You Decide

Use the following resources to help you make a decision about enrolling in college.

Call or visit the Student Accessibility Services Director for assistance with ADA Accommodations. 

Prior to applying for admission to ECTC, service members can request an unofficial evaluation of all transcripts at no charge. Contact the Records Office and provide all unofficial transcripts.

An official evaluation of coursework is completed after applying for admission and upon receipt of official transcripts. Credit awarded can be located in the Student Self Service account.

ECTC evaluates credit from CLEP, DANTES/DSST, Defense Language Institute, military service transcripts, industry exams, and other business and industry credit recommended by ACE, and all college transcripts regardless of accreditation. assists students whose enrollment is interrupted by military service requirements. Our military friendly policies comply with federal requirements.

Where to request your free official military service transcript.

Branch Population Official Transcript Source for Transcript
Army Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Veteran ACE Registry Transcript Joint Services Transcript
Navy Active Duty, Reserves and Veteran ACE Registry Transcript Joint Services Transcript
Marine Corps Active Duty, Reserves and Veteran ACE Registry Transcript Joint Services Transcript
Coast Guard Active Duty, Reserves and Veteran ACE Registry Transcript Joint Services Transcript
Air Force Active Duty, Reserves, Air National Guard (service after 1972) Community College of the Air Force transcript CCAF Transcript
Veterans Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard (service prior to 1976)

Air Force (service prior to 1972)
DD-214 National Archives

How We Award Credit for Military Training

Credential seeking students are required to submit the official military service transcript.

Upon receipt of the official transcript, the document is evaluated.

ECTC awards credit as recommended by the American Council on Education for both upper level and lower level credit. A student may receive course credit where appropriate. All credit awarded is posted to the official ECTC transcript.

Credential seeking students are eligible to request periodic updates as appropriate.

Service members not using Tuition Assistance (TA) will complete registration with their Academic Advisor.

Service members using Tuition Assistance (TA) will meet with an Academic Advisor, and then request TA through the respective service portal. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements and policies for using TA with your branch.

Contact Information

Lisa Hinton, MBA
Director, Fort Knox Campus
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Fort Knox Center
Bldg. 65, Room 203
31 Warehouse Street
Fort Knox, KY 40121
(270) 706-8858
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Military and Veteran Services Center
Room 108, Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC)
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8815