Seize the Opportunity

At American Public University we take great pride in being an Army-friendly college. Our classes are online with no set login times and start every month, so you can begin on your schedule.  We 're also committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit for your prior college coursework and Army experience.* 

*The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to the policies outlined on these transfer credit webpages. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer credit evaluation and eligibility.

 

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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). We reserve the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website.

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Preferred Military Rate

American Public University's Preferred Military Rate, which is $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses, is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and their families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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APU's Preferred Military Rate is $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and $290 per credit hour for master's-level courses. This rate is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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Ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Preferred Military Rate-eligible master’s-level students provided at no cost.

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Undergraduate or Master's-level Application or Transfer Credit Fees.
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Technology fee for all undergraduate courses. There is a technology fee of $85 for master's-level courses. 
The Preferred Military Rate is applied automatically for those who are eligible.

 

Additional Resources

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Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Army students will need to create an account in the ArmyIgnitED portal to request TA. Check out our ArmyIgnitED web page for more information. 

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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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A Few Reasons Why We Are #1 APU Removes Barriers

#1 provider of higher education for the U.S. military*
*Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
95% of military and military-affiliated undergrads applied transfer credit
72% Have Graduated With No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt*

*Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt. As of December 31, 2021. Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

We're Here to Help

Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area, please email [email protected] or call

877-755-2787

Mon - Thurs:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Sat: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Sun: Closed

Next Steps

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