Those Who Served and Their Families
As the top choice of higher education for veterans using GI Bill® benefits1, we have the knowledge and experience veterans need to help ease their transition to civilian life and excel in their 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 understand the sacrifice and grit necessary to serve our nation.
American Public University is honored to recognize that service by offering all veterans and their families a tuition grant for undergraduate and master’s-level study. Family members eligible for this grant are parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents. Veterans and their family members also receive no-cost undergraduate ebooks to further minimize educational costs.
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1Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020, and Veterans Administration student enrollment data as of 2023. 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 https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/.
2A $100 fee is required for all doctoral applications.
3The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website.
4All veterans and family members (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible to receive a 10% Veteran Grant on undergraduate and master’s-level standard rate tuition. Tuition grants cannot be combined with any other special rates, promotions, or grants and only one can be applied per course.
5Ebooks are provided at no cost to all undergraduate, doctoral, and Preferred Military Rate-eligible master’s-level students. A hard-copy textbook is provided at no cost if an ebook is not available.
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 AMU, 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)
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
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