AMU Understands Your Needs as Coast Guardsmen

American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of education to the U.S. military* and a respected provider of higher education to adult learners working in the areas of national and homeland security, public safety, and beyond.

As one of the largest providers of academic programs to the U.S. Coast Guard, AMU offers the right blend of mission relevant courses and degree programs to those seeking to enhance their careers in a meaningful way. Our degree programs such as Homeland Security, Intelligence and Criminal Justice are tailor-made for those entrusted with protecting the public, our borders, and security interests around the globe.

*2016 DoD data as reported by Military Times, 2017.

SOCCOAST Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System

AMU is proud to join the schools offering degree programs in support of the SOCCOAST Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System, a system of college curriculum networks designed by SOC for Coast Guard Servicemembers and their adult family members.

As part of SOCCOAST, colleges have agreed to accept each other's courses in a particular program of study. Students can move freely among the colleges in a network without having to worry about whether or not major related courses will transfer.

What is a military and veteran friendly university?

As a servicemember, veteran, or a military spouse, you might be looking to complete your education at a university that is military-friendly. 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 military-affiliated student benefits to limit your out-of-pocket costs:

  • A tuition grant that currently caps our undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour (the military TA cap) and master's and graduate certificate tuition at $325/credit hour for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard members, Reservist, military spouses and dependents, and veterans.
  • Textbooks and/or e-books provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit, with no impact on military TA.
  • Technology fees covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military servicemembers, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.
  • Accessible online courses with no set login times that let you study whether on a rotating work shift or on deployment.
  • Possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training.
     

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Tuition Costs

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour with military grant $270/credit hour standard rate Graduate $325 per credit hour with military grant $350/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

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Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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