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At American Public University (APU), we take great pride in being a Navy-friendly college. Through our transfer credit evaluation process, APU evaluates and applies, at no cost to you, credit you’ve earned through Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) as well as your Joint Service Transcript (JST). This enables you to finish more quickly, getting you that much closer to your degree or certificate goal. If you have military health sciences training, APU 's online Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences can be an ideal entry point to college study. Our classes are 100% online with no set login times and our programs start every month, so you can begin on your schedule. 

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 (financial aid and military TA). An admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
Affordable education as provided by American Public University allows veterans to focus more on our current and burgeoning careers without the stress of needing a significant pay increase immediately to remedy the expense of our academic undertakings.
Devrie Paradowski
Navy Veteran
Master of Public Administration


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
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)

Navy tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active duty sailors and selected Reservists on active duty for 120 continuous days who have completed a minimum of three years of service (Cannot be waived). Additionally, TA is capped at eighteen (18) semester hours per fiscal year and you can be reimbursed up to 100% of the course cost, not to exceed $250 per semester hour. Sailors can only use TA to fund two courses each quarter of the fiscal year. Active duty enlisted Sailors under 16 years of service and reservists on active duty orders must have 12 months or more remaining on their current enlistment or extension as of the course start date.

Navy 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 Joint Service Transcript (JST) military training, prior education or non-academic experience to your degree program at APU. For example, we accept Navy-specific professional military education transfer credits from:



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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

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Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area, please email or call


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 July 4
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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