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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 Military University (AMU) stands ready to support you.

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

AMU offers our Preferred Military Rate to all U.S. 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 families too. Find the greatness within at AMU, where you may be able to turn your military training and experience into academic credit.

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

How AMU Gives You The Freedom To Learn

Out-Of-Pocket Undergraduate Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate programs. Military family members, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents are also eligible for the Preferred Military Rate.

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Best Online

We are dedicated to offering high-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant education to our students. That's why we've been named one of the top 10 online colleges by ZDNet. It publishes technology news for professionals who need to stay informed about how technology impacts their careers.

Mental Health Support

We offer comprehensive cognitive and mental health resources, plus 24/7 real-time support through our partner TalkCampus to provide our students the mental health support they need.

Technology Fee

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

Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Have graduated with no APUS-incurred student loan debt

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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. AMU offers on-demand, instructor-facilitated courses in business, health and fitness, technology, and the trades—all available online 24/7.


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.

Get the Credit You Deserve

AMU evaluates and applies transfer credit for your military service, training and job experience, previous college credits, JST, CCAF, DSST, ACE-evaluated training, and CLEP exams. We also consider public safety academy training, such as POST, FLETA, BLET, and IFSAC®.


Our online courses feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.


Classes start every month with mostly 8-week formats, so you can begin on your schedule.

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

AMU 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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Classes begin June 3.

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