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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).* 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 online with no set login times and start every month, so you can begin on your schedule. 

*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 (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

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)

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.

Learn More About Maximizing Your Benefits
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:

Undergraduate

Graduate

*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.

Learn More About Transfer Credit
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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