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The Loss Prevention Foundation and APU support success through education.

Helping you reach your goals is our shared priority.

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and American Public University (APU) are working together to offer you flexible and affordable online courses, certificates, and degree programs. Whether you work as a Loss Prevention Agent, Retail Asset Protection Manager, or aspire to enter or understand the retail loss prevention field, this partnership provides access to quality education designed to help you meet your professional goals.

To help you with your efforts, we have evaluated the LPQ and LPC Certifications for potential transfer credit to our university. We also have a Loss Prevention Management Concentration as part of the B.A. In Security Management.

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Benefits for LPF Members

  • 5% tuition grant
  • LPQualified and/or LPCertified certifications might be eligible for transfer credits with the university​
  • Book Grant: textbooks and/or ebooks are provided at no charge to all students earning undergraduate academic credit

Note: Grants and fee waivers cannot be applied retroactively.

Tuition Cost per Credit with Grants

  • Undergraduate: $256.50
  • Graduate: $332.50
  • *Military Undergraduate: $250
  • *Military Graduate: $325

*We offer our military-affiliated students a tuition grant that caps undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour (military TA limit) and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour. This grant is for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. 

How to Receive Your Benefits

Future Students: Select LPF as your membership or affiliation when you complete our admissions application.
Current Students: Confirm that LPF is listed under the Membership/Association category in your university records. Learn how.

Contact Information

Jennifer Lawson leads the Strategic Relations Admissions Team whose members are here to answer all educational partnership questions.

Jennifer Lawson

Jennifer Lawson

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