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 online with no set login times. Our student body includes 9,000+ veterans and 5,000+ 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.
A Few Reasons Why We Are #1*APU Removes Barriers
*Based on FY 2019 Veterans Administration student 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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
**A $100 fee is required for all doctoral applications.
***To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and their spouses/dependents receive a tuition grant that covers undergraduate and master's-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour. In addition, the University provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students. AMU also offers a technology fee waiver for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.
Data current as of June 30, 2022.
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; and JST, CCAF, DSST, POST, ACE, and CLEP credits.* On average, veterans had 46 transfer credits applied to their program.**
*The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website.
**Based on new veteran students pursuing a bachelor's degree in 2021.
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 classes that let you study on your schedule, maintaining family, work, and travel commitments.
- Veteran Readiness and Employment VR&E (formerly Vocational Rehabilitation)
- 75,000+ other veteran and military students just like you
Data current as of June 30, 2022
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 5,000-member strong APU Student Veterans of America chapter.
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Steps to Get Started
Complete Admissions Requirements
After you submit your admissions application, review the undergraduate or graduate Veterans Admissions ecampus tutorial and relevant tuition checklists (financial aid, Post 9/11 GI Bill, or Montgomery GI Bill). An admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
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