Freedom Grant

U.S. Active-Duty Servicemembers, National Guard Members, And Reservists

You Have the Freedom to Pursue Undergraduate and Master’s Education for Potentially Zero Out-Of-Pocket Tuition

If you are a U.S. active-duty servicemember, National Guard member, or Reservist, you are eligible for the Freedom Grant®. The Freedom Grant covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level education. You’ll also receive course textbooks and ebooks at no additional cost through a University book grant, and the technology fee is waived.
*Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Spouses/Dependents Of U.S. Active-Duty Servicemembers, National Guard Members, And Reservists

If you are a spouse or dependent of a U.S. active-duty servicemember, National Guard member, or Reservist, you are also eligible for the Freedom Grant. After the Freedom Grant is applied to standard tuition, you will pay $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level education. You’ll also receive course textbooks and ebooks at no additional cost through a University book grant. Spouses and dependents also may be eligible for a technology fee waiver.

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How AMU Gives You The Freedom To Learn

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Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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

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Textbooks & Ebooks

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

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Technology Fee

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

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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