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Founded by a retired Marine Corps officer, American Public University (APU) has educated those who serve since 1991. 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 committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit from your Joint Services Transcript, prior college coursework, and Marine Corps experience. We offer preliminary transfer credit reviews at no cost.
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Marines and sailors in the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), at the Naval Support Facility in Indian Head, Maryland can receive college credit at APU for their extensive training in emergency and disaster response. CBIRF students completing the Basic Operations Course (after December 1, 2007) can receive up to 15 transfer credits toward one of five associate and bachelor’s degree programs offered at APU.
Eligible CBIRF Programs
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Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Marine Corps tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Marines up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year. Marine Corps 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 accept undergraduate professional military education transfer credits from the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Basic Course.
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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*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020