Freedom Grant

You Have The Freedom to Pursue Undergraduate and Master’s Education for Zero Out-of-Pocket Tuition*

If you serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, you have the freedom to pursue your undergraduate and master’s education at American Military University for ZERO out-of-pocket tuition. The Freedom Grant® is AMU’s military tuition grant, which now includes master’s-level education, in addition to undergraduate education.
*This applies to active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists using TA.

U.S. Active-Duty Servicemembers, National Guard, and Reservists

Through the grant, AMU covers the tuition above the military TA cap of $250 per credit hour for active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard members, and Reservists enrolled in undergraduate and master's programs. Plus you’ll receive course textbooks and ebooks at no additional cost through a university book grant, and the technology fee is waived. Join fellow military and start the next chapter of your life without the burden of college debt by advancing your education at AMU.

Spouses/Dependents of U.S. Active-Duty Servicemembers

U.S. active-duty military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive the tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master’s degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250 per credit hour (military TA cap). Textbooks and ebooks are also provided through a university book grant at no cost for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.

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#1 Provider to the U.S. Military

AMU is proud to be the #1 provider of higher education for the U.S. military and veterans.** Established in 1991 by a military officer—AMU offers 200+ degree and certificate programs that fit your career and are respected by employers.

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

Earn Credit for Military Experience & Training

You can earn possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training.

Study Anywhere in the World

Accessible online courses with no set login times that let you study whether on a rotating work shift or on deployment. Our mobile app also has an offline mode, so when you don’t have a cellular signal or wi-fi connection, we’ve got you covered.

Experienced Veteran Faculty

At AMU, you’ll find instructors who are former leaders in the military, national security, and the public sector who bring their field-tested skills and strategies into the online classroom. And we work to keep our curriculum and content relevant to help you stay ahead of industry trends.

An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master’s degree, and graduate certificate tuition.

Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

No-Cost Textbooks & Ebooks

Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate and doctoral students as well as master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

No-Cost Application

There is no fee to apply – fill in your information, click ‘submit’ and an admissions representative will guide you the rest of the way.

No-Cost Transfer Credit Evaluations

Get a no-cost evaluation of the credits you’ve earned elsewhere. Nearly 90% of our students are working professionals - and the average number of transfer credits applied by undergraduate students typically exceeds 30 credits.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Military 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 2013.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

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

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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 April 5.

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