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Coast Guard

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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

APU MILITARY GRANT

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)

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.

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Transfer Credit

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.

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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*
94% of military and military-affiliated undergrads applied transfer credit
100% online coursework, accessible while deployed or wherever life takes you

*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020

We're Here to Help

Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area please email info@apus.edu or call

855-929-5264

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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