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At American Public University, we take great pride in being a Coast Guard-friendly college. Our classes are online with no set login times and our classes 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).* 

*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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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 all master's-level courses.

The Preferred Military Rate is applied automatically for those who are eligible.

 

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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 $4,500 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 AMU.* 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. 

*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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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

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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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