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National Guard & Reserve

A University That's Got Your Six

Prepare for a Different Mission

At American Public University (APU), we take great pride in serving National Guard members and Reservists. 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 military 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.

Steps to Get Started

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    Complete Admissions Requirements

    After you submit your admissions application, review the undergraduate or graduate admissions ecampus tutorial and relevant tuition checklists (i.e., financial aid). An admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need 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

Textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and master's-level courses for those eligible for the military grant

$0 $0
Undergraduate or Master's-level Application or Transfer Credit Fees
$0 $0
Technology fee 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)

We are committed to helping our military students find additional savings beyond the military TA. We help you limit out-of-pocket costs by offering low tuition rates, a tuition grant, an undergraduate and master's-level book grant, and much more.

Learn More About Maximizing Your Benefits
AMU's Army Credentialing Assistance Program

The Army’s credentialing assistance program is a training program that supports your professional development in your current MOS or in an occupation that you decide to pursue when you leave military service.

Learn More About the Army CA Program
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.

Learn More About Returning

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
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.

*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 7
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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