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Turning Passion Into Purpose

A University That Understands Military Families

As a military family member, your pride and honor run deep. You serve right alongside your servicemember with every PCS, deployment, and TDY. American Military University (AMU) celebrates your commitment, and we know you have ambitions too. AMU has educated those who serve since 1991 with portable and accessible learning. We stand ready to serve you with affordable, flexible online higher education.

We believe military families deserve the opportunity to learn without the burden of debt too. That’s why AMU created a military tuition grant for military families. After the grant is applied to undergraduate and master’s-level tuition, you pay $250/credit hour. Fulfill your goals by enrolling at a university that supports your grit and dedication.

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

Making Education Affordable for Military Families

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with AMU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Application Fee

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


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

Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Have graduated with no APUS-incurred student loan debt

Added Value With MyCAA

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship program helps eligible military spouses pursue career-oriented associate degrees and certifications. AMU also waives its per-course technology fee for MyCAA students.

Who’s Eligible?

Spouses of active-duty servicemembers in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W2, and O-1 to O-2 who have successfully completed high school and have the ability to request tuition assistance while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders are eligible for MyCAA. This includes members of the National Guard and Reservists in these same pay grades.

How We Support You

Programs That Move With You

PCS coming up? Your AMU education is portable. Our online classes feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access. Programs start every month, so you can begin on your schedule.

Supportive & Personalized

Veterans work on our faculty and staff. They have expertise in working with military spouses as well as working professionals from many walks in life to help you chart a path for the future. We also have a staff chaplain to support you when you need it most.

Get the Credit You Deserve

At no cost, we will review and apply eligible training and on-the-job experience, previous college credits, and CLEP credits. These transfer credits may enable you to finish your program more quickly.

Choose from 200+ Programs—Find Your Best Fit

Explore some of our most popular programs chosen by military spouses: BA in Psychology, AA in Early Childhood Care and Education, BBA in Business Administration, and BS in Sports and Health Sciences. You can also use our program finder to learn about any of our 200+ undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.

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Classes begin July 1.

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