Take Command of Your Future
At American Public University (APU), we take great pride in being a Coast Guard-friendly college. Our classes are 100% online with no set login times and our programs 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 Coast Guard experience. Your experience and credit recommendations appear on your Joint Services Transcript (JST).
Steps to Get Started
After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
APU MILITARY GRANT
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 $3,750 per fiscal year.
Coast Guard students must submit an application through the Navy College Office's Virtual WebTA portal to use their military TA.
You may be eligible to apply your documented military training, prior education or non-academic experience to your degree program at APU. We have partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy for professional undergraduate military credit and the Coast Guard Institute for professional graduate military credit.
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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*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020