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Move with a purpose

Helping You Prepare for a Different Mission

You approach life with a duty to serve, driven by a deep commitment to the nation, your community, and your family. Now, get ready for a new and exciting mission—advancing your knowledge. American Public University (APU) stands ready to support you.

We proudly serve National Guard members, Reservists, and their families with affordable, flexible, and accessible education through online programs.

APU offers our Freedom Grant® to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists, providing the freedom to pursue undergraduate and master’s-level education for potentially ZERO out-of-pocket tuition. Benefits available for military spouses and dependents too. Move with a purpose and turn your military service into academic credit at AMU.

APU is part of American Public University System (APUS), accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

How APU Gives You The Freedom To Learn

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Military Tuition Grant-eligible master’s-level students.

$0
Technology Fee

We waive the per-course technology fee for all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

0
Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

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For Return on Investment

Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

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A University That's Got Your Six

A Team Approach

Get one-on-one support with a geographically dedicated education manager to guide you through the process—from application to admission to enrollment. Learn about your representative here. Plus, our academic advisors are available seven days a week. They work with you to help you reach your goals.

TA and GI Bill® Help

Our trained financial aid advisors help you navigate and maximize your military tuition assistance (TA) and other options, like federal student aid and the Post-9/11 GI Bill®

Professional Certification Training

Use your Credentialing Assistance (CA) to prepare for an occupational area that requires an industry-recognized certification. APU offers on-demand, instructor-facilitated courses in business, health and fitness, technology, and the trades—all available online 24/7.

Supportive

Veterans work on our faculty and staff. They bring their battle-tested knowledge and experience from the military, government, and defense sectors. We also have a staff chaplain to support you when you need it most.

A Team Approach

Get one-on-one support with a geographically dedicated education manager to guide you through the process—from application to admission to enrollment. Learn about your representative here. Plus, our academic advisors are available seven days a week. They work with you to help you reach your goals.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Active Veterans Community

Our student body includes 9,000+ veterans and 5,000+ active members in our Student Veterans of America chapter.

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Meet Your Education Managers

Edward Mounts

Edward Mounts

Senior Manager, Military Outreach and the Western States Liaison to National Guard members and Reservists
SGM (Ret), USA

Edward retired from the Army (AGR), having served more than 24 years and attaining the rank of Sergeant Major. He is a graduate of the Army Sergeants Major Academy and holds an MA Management from American Military University. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He continues to serve his community, holding roles such as mayor of Geronimo, Oklahoma, and currently is an appointed member of the chief of staff of the Army Retired Soldier Council, co-chair of the Fort Sill Retiree Council, and board member of numerous community and veteran organizations.

Michael “Mik” Williams

Michael “Mik” Williams

Senior Manager, Military Outreach and the Eastern States Liaison to National Guard members and Reservists
MSgt (Ret), USAF

Mik retired from the United States Air Force in 2004. While in the Air Force, he supplemented his quest for self-improvement by earning a variety of college degrees, including three different CCAF degrees, a bachelor’s in business, and dual master’s degrees. Mik lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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Supporting Those Who Serve With 200+ Programs

Explore some of our most popular programs with National Guard members and Reservists: Criminal Justice, BBA in Business Administration, Intelligence Studies, and Sports Management. You can also use our program finder to learn about any of 200+ undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.

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We Help Military Spouses Achieve Their Goals

APU supports the ambitions of military spouses by supplementing funds available through the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship program. Find out who’s eligible and how military spouses can pursue a career-oriented associate degree or certification. Learn more.

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