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At American Public University, we take great pride in being a Navy-friendly college. Through our transfer credit evaluation process, American Public University 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, our 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.

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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

Preferred Military Rate

American Public University's Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and 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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All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit for undergraduate and master’s-level courses. 

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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 master's-level courses.

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


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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 AMU.* For example, we accept Navy-specific professional military education transfer credits from:



*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, and Veterans Administration student enrollment data as of 2023.
95% of military and military-affiliated undergrads applied transfer credit
72% Have Graduated With No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt*

1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt

1As 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.

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Find Your Local Military Education Manager

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


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

Next Steps

Courses Start Monthly
Next Courses Start May 6
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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