Your education benefits at Mission 43

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Sign up to use your benefits through Guild Education.
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Chart your path with options from nonprofit universities and learning providers across the country.
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Take flexible classes designed to help you balance school and work.

Mission43's education opportunities

Heading back to school can be overwhelming. A college advisor can help you explore university options and navigate the GI Bill benefits process.

Transitioning from the military can be a big step. With Guild, you can access free college advising and find degree programs that help you grow your career.

Online and on-demand with flexible programs that fit your busy schedule.

What our students say

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“I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with my career. Now I’m pursuing a degree in something I love and am passionate about.”

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“For me to expect my children to attend college, I needed to set the example and show them the value in a college education.”

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“Once this program came around, I thought this would be the best time to actually go back to school. I had always wanted to get a bachelor’s in business and now I know I can do it.”


Featured universities and learning partners

Guild works directly with top, accredited nonprofit universities and learning providers to offer quality education at an affordable cost.
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Why Further Your Education

Greater earning potential

+ $23.7 K

The average salary increase for someone with a bachelor’s degree.

Increase opportunities


More likely to avoid unemployment.

Maximize your potential


Students say classes help them feel more capable.

Be a role model


If you earn a degree, there’s a good chance your kids will too.

More Resources For You

Not a Mission 43 member yet? Join here. 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 the GI Bill website.

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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