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Air Force

A University That's Got Your Six

Helping Propel Our Airmen

At American Public University (APU), we take great pride in being an Air Force-friendly college. Through our 100% online programs, you can complete your coursework whether you are at home or down range. We 're also committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit for your prior college coursework and Air Force experience.


Steps to Get Started

I chose APU for the affordability and flexibility of scheduling courses.  I compared several programs and schools and felt APU was the best choice. My experience at APU was great. I had fantastic instructors who were engaged and dynamic. The instructors provided excellent feedback and were very responsive to the needs of students.
David Iorillo
MA, Criminal Justice
GEM Program

We are one of a select few academic institutions participating in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Through APU, you can fulfill the 15 general education credits needed to obtain a CCAF associate degree.

If you choose to continue your education journey, you can transfer your CCAF associate degree credits toward a bachelor's degree through our Air University Associate Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).

Your Degree May Be Closer Than You Think

Let us help you get the credits you deserve. We accept many forms of professional military education, non-academic experience, and training based on guidance from the American Council on Education. These credit recommendations appear on the servicemember’s Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.


The APU Military Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.
$250 $250

APU's military grant covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and master's-level programs

$0 $0

For all undergraduate and master's-level courses for those eligible for the military grant

$0 $0
Application or Transfer Credit Fees
$0 $0
For active-duty military servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reserve personnel
The grant is applied automatically for those who are eligible.


Additional Resources

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Air Force students will utilize an online system for requesting Air Force tuition assistance through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. You will apply for tuition assistance through the portal and it will be sent electronically to APUS for processing.

Please note that Air Force students must apply for Military Tuition seven days prior to the course start date.

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AMU Supports Air Force COOL

You can pursue industry recognized professional certifications that strengthen your active-duty skills or prepare you for the civilian workforce. American Military University offers on-demand courses in support of your pursuit toward in-demand industry credentials. Courses are available 24/7. Browse our catalog at for on-demand and instructor-facilitated courses.

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Returning Military Students

You can return to your program if you submitted a request to place your program on hold prior to a military deployment or if you did not make any progress on your academic program for a full year.

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Top Programs Selected by Airmen

*Programs that are part of the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative

A Few Reasons Why We Are #1 APU Removes Barriers

#1 provider of higher education for the U.S. military*
94% of military and military-affiliated undergrads applied transfer credit
100% online coursework, accessible while deployed or wherever life takes you
We're Here to Help

Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area please email or call


Mon - Fri:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET


Next Steps

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start November 1
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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