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NAEP and APU support success through education.

Educational Benefits Only for Our Partners.

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The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and American Public University (APU) are working together to offer you flexible and affordable online courses, certificates and degree programs.

Whether you are responsible for environmental policy, planning and design, environmental intelligence, sustainability, fish and wildlife management, or environmental science, we're here to provide you with an affordable, career-relevant education that helps meet your professional development goals.

Key Benefits

  • 5% tuition grant for members and their family members
  • Book grant: textbooks and/or ebooks are provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit.
  • Access to our NAEP student chapter.
  • Transfer credit: the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) and APU have partnered to award up to 6 semester hours as transfer credit to environmental professionals who hold their Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) Credential.

Note: Grants cannot be applied retroactively. 

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Additional Benefits

Join our interactive webcasts with our environmental industry experts. Brought to you by APU and NAEP, webinars are held quarterly and include topics on environmental projects and the Clean Water and the Endangered Species acts.

View the 2019 webinar schedule and register

Past Webinars

View our 2018 webinars

View our 2017 webinars


How to Qualify for Benefits

Future students: Select NAEP – National Assn. of Environmental Professionals in the membership/association category when you complete our admissions application.

Current students: Confirm that NAEP – National Assn. of Environmental Professionals is listed under the membership/association category in your university records.Learn how.


Your Cost (with partner benefits)

Rates Effective Through 12/31/2019

Per Credit Hour:

  • Undergraduate: $256.50
  • Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $332.50
  • Military Undergraduate: $250*
  • Military Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $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.

Rates Effective 1/1/2020

Per Credit Hour:

  • Undergraduate: $270.75
  • Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $351.50
  • Military Undergraduate: $250**
  • Military Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $250**

**To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that will cap undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a new master's-level book grant will be available to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists, providing no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses.

Annual Tuition & Fees

Rates Effective Through 12/31/2019

Tuition Cost

*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

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