AMU Understands Your Needs as an Airman

A top online university supporting our military, American Public University is proud to be the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military* and a respected provider of higher education to adult professionals in national and homeland security, public safety, and beyond.

Our extensive array of master's and bachelor's degrees appeal to all airmen seeking promotion, job enhancement, and eventually, post-military employment. APU is proud to be ranked the number one most popular school based upon enrollment among the U.S. military.

*FY 2018 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2019

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Graduates

APU is proud to be one of a select few academic institutions invited to participate in the CCAF GEM program, allowing Airmen to complete CCAF's 15 semester hours of general education requirements

Unsure of your program choice? You can apply without commitment to a program as an “Undergraduate Courses for Transfer Student.” Select this on the application to get started.

Opportunity for Military Spouses

Spouses of eligible servicemembers may pursue study using the Military Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program. APU supplements the $4,000 scholarship awarded through this program with an additional $500 grant. This sum will cover the entire cost of the average undergraduate certificate program at APU. Learn more about this program and its advantages here.

     

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We are Military- and Veteran-Friendly

As a servicemember, veteran, or military spouse, you might be looking to complete your education at a military-friendly university. But what exactly does that mean? Here it means we understand your unique challenges and have a dedicated staff to support you. It means we offer these student benefits—some of which are exclusively for military and military-affiliated students—to limit your out-of-pocket costs:

Degrees We've Selected For You

We've presented some programs for you, but you can use our degree finder to find and compare a wide variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level degree programs across some of today’s most in-demand fields. Start your search here.

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Undergraduate $270 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $350 per credit hour $325/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. If you're taking an undergrad course for credit, textbooks and ebooks are included at no cost. This can save you about $1,200 per year if you’re enrolled full time, according to the College Board’s 2018-2019 Trends in College Pricing.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers and their spouses/dependents, Guard members, Reservists, and veterans receive a tuition grant. We also waive technology fees for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve servicemembers using military tuition assistance (TA).
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2015.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

Our Students Are Priority One

Heidi Boe Meinhart
Heidi Boe Meinhart
M.S., Sports Management

American Public University exceeded all of my expectations. The resources they provided me made me confident I could achieve my degree.

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Martin Lawson
B.A., Transportation & Logistics Mgmt.

American Public University has opened my eyes to a whole new world of learning that I didn't even know existed.

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Jennifer Deater
B.A., Hospitality Management

American Public University was the answer for us. The online format, the courses – everything was a fit for what we needed.

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Select your desired program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, complete our form and an admissions representative will help you select the best fit for you.

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There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program.

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin January 6.

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