Helping Propel Our Guardians

At American Public University, we take great pride in being a Space Force-friendly college. Our classes are online with no set login times and 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 Space Force 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

GEM Program

We are one of a select few academic institutions participating in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Through APU, you can fulfill the 15 general education requirement credits needed to obtain a CCAF associate degree.

If you choose to continue your education journey, you can transfer your CCAF associate degree credits toward a bachelor's degree through our Air University Associate Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).

Your Degree May Be Closer Than You Think

Let us help you get the credits you deserve. We accept many forms of professional military education, non-academic experience, and training based on guidance from the American Council on Education. We reserve the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website. These credit recommendations appear on the servicemember’s  Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.

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Preferred Military Rate

American Public University's Preferred Military Rate, which is $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for 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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APU's Preferred Military Rate is $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and $290 per credit hour for master's-level courses. This rate is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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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 students. There is a technology fee of $85 for all master's-level courses.

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

 

Additional Resources

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Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Space Force students will use an online system for requesting Space Force tuition assistance through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. You will apply for tuition assistance through the portal and it will be sent electronically to the University for processing.

Please note that Space Force students must apply for Military Tuition seven days prior to the course start date.

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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.

Learn More About Returning

A Few Reasons Why We Are #1* APU Removes Barriers

#1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military*
*Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
95% 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.

We're Here to Help

Find Your Local Military Education Manager

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

877-755-2787

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 Jul 1
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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