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With our long history of serving the military, we understand your unique challenges and have dedicated staff to support your learning efforts. With more than 300 veterans on our faculty and staff, we have the experience and knowledge to help you take charge of your education and succeed.
We also offer cost-saving benefits for our military-affiliated and veteran students, including:
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Graduates
CCAF graduates can complete certain bachelor's degrees in 60 semester hours or less through the Air University's Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC).
The CCAF General Education Mobile (GEM)
APU is proud to be one of a select few academic institutions invited to participate in the CCAF GEM program, allowing Airmen to complete CCAF's 15 semester hours of general education requirements from a selection of APU courses.
Undergraduate Airmen are required to submit a government-issued CCAF transcript. Graduate Airmen will submit a legible copy of a government-issued photo ID.
Air Force tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Airmen and Reserves on extended active duty. TA is paid up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year.
You must first register with GoArmyEd if you are an active-duty soldier and plan to use Army tuition assistance (TA) to pay for school.
At the GoArmyEd portal, you can:
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All soldiers are required to submit a government-issued joint services transcript (JST), which the university will order on your behalf.
All soldiers, including Army Reserve and Army National Guard on active duty, are eligible for TA for up to $250 per credit hour with a $4,000 cap per fiscal year.
SOCCOAST Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System
As part of SOCCOAST, colleges have agreed to accept each other's courses in specific programs of study. This means you can move freely among the colleges in a network without having to worry about whether major-related courses will transfer. This program is designed by SOC for Coast Guard service members and their adult family members.
Eligible SOCCOAST Programs at APU
All Coasties are required to submit a government-issued joint services transcript (JST), which the university will order on your behalf.
Coast Guard tuition assistance (TA) is offered to uniformed personnel who are on active duty (including Reservists on Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) or Extended Active Duty (EAD) contracts. The Coast Guard is now offering 100% tuition assistance not to exceed $250 per credit hour and $4,000 per fiscal year.
SOCMAR Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System
As part of SOCCOAST, colleges have agreed to accept each other's courses in specific programs of study. This means you can move freely among the colleges in a network without having to worry about whether major-related courses will transfer. This program is designed by SOC for Marine Corps Service members and their adult family members.
Eligible SOCMAR Programs at APU
Marines and sailors in the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), at the Naval Support Facility in Indian Head, Maryland can receive college credit at APU for their extensive training in emergency and disaster response. CBIRF students completing the Basic Operations Course (after December 1, 2007) can receive up to 15 transfer credits toward one of five associate and bachelor’s degree programs offered at APU.
Eligible CBIRF Programs
All Marines are required to submit a government-issued joint services transcript (JST), which the university will order on your behalf.
Marine Corp tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Marines up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship was created to help spouses pursue higher education. We proudly participate in this program.
Benefits of Using MyCAA
MyCAA will cover tuition costs for programs leading to an associate degree (excluding associate degrees in general studies, liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies that do not have a concentration) or a certificate program.
You can apply for MyCAA if you are the spouse of a servicemember on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2, and you can start and complete your coursework while your spouse is on Title 10 military orders. This includes spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve components in these same pay grades.
Visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online to apply. A real-time eligibility check will confirm if you meet MyCAA eligibility requirements. For help using your MyCAA benefits here at the university, please call an admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lean more about MyCAA.
You served our nation. Now it’s time for us to serve you.
As a veteran, you might be searching for “veteran friendly” colleges to advance your education. But what exactly does that mean? At APU, it means we have 300 military veterans on our faculty and staff, and a dedicated veteran's support team. Here you'll find:
Visit our Veterans Benefits page to learn how you can use your benefits to pay for school.
Check out the VA GI Bill comparison table to understand which benefits are right for you.
Complete your GI Bill application on the VA Benefits website. Note: Enrollment verification cannot be submitted until the university receives a copy of your completed VA paperwork and you have successfully enrolled in a class. Once your paperwork is processed and you have started classes, the VA Certifying Official will electronically submit your Certification of Enrollment (22-1999).
Join the Student Veterans of America – a coalition of student veteran groups from college campuses across the U.S. that advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.