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#1 Provider of Higher Education for Veterans using GI Bill® Benefits*

Serving Those Who Served

As the #1 provider of higher education for veterans using GI Bill benefits®*, we have the knowledge and experience you need to ease your transition to civilian life and excel in your next mission. Our courses are 100% online with no set login times. Our student body includes 11,000+ veterans and 4,000+ active members in our Student Veterans of America chapter. Veterans also work on our faculty and staff, which means they’ve walked in your boots and they’ve got your six. 

Since 2013, we have placed on the Military Times Best for Vets Colleges list.

*Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance and Veterans Administration enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official

Service is a Skill


A Few Reasons Why We Are #1APU Removes Barriers

$0 Application Fee*
$0 Transfer Credit Fee
0 Entrance Exams
$285 Undergraduate Credit Hour
$370/master's-level credit hour
$0 Textbooks & eBooks**
Undergraduate and Master's-level textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost

*A $100 fee is required for all doctoral applications.

**A university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral students.

"One of the greatest advantages of online college, especially APU, is that you have the freedom to study whenever and wherever you want."

Kelli Partida (Oliver)
BA, History

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We're Here to Help

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


Your Degree May Be Closer Than You Think

You may be able to turn your hard-earned military service into valuable college credit at American Military University. At no cost to you, AMU will review and apply eligible military service; prior training and on-the-job experience; JST, CCAF, DSST, POST, ACE, and CLEP credits. On average, veterans applied on 46 undergraduate transfer credits.

Learn More About Transfer Credit

Veteran Benefits

At APU, we have military veterans on our faculty and staff, and a dedicated veteran's support team. Here you'll find:

  • A school that provides GI Bill® options such as Top-Up and participates in the GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Individual help activating your veterans benefits, as well as academic and career support
  • Flexible, online course schedules that let you study whether on a rotating work shift, business trip or a re-activation
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment VR&E (formerly Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • 65,000+ other veteran and military students just like you

Additional Resources


Paying for school

Learn how you can use your benefits to pay for school.


VA GI Bill Comparison Table

Check out the GI Bill comparison table to understand which benefits are right for you.


GI Bill Application

Complete the GI Bill application on the VA Benefits website. Note: Enrollment verification cannot be submitted until the university receives a copy of your completed VA paperwork and you have successfully enrolled in a class. Once your paperwork is processed and you have started classes, the VA Certifying Official will electronically submit your Certification of Enrollment (22-1999).


Student Veterans of America

Join the 4,000-member strong APU Student Veterans of America chapter.


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Steps to Get Started

Additional Admissions Info by Branch

Servicemembers, spouses, and veterans follow the same general admission requirements as all other undergraduate students or graduate students.

Explore Branch-Specific Information


Next Steps

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