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Move with a purpose

Command Your Future

Your service has made you bolder and stronger. That character will help propel your next mission—the journey to harness the greatness in your mind with an affordable, respected degree from American Military University (AMU).

Founded by a retired Marine Corps officer, AMU has educated those who serve since 1991. We believe all Sailors deserve the opportunity to learn without the burden of debt. That’s why AMU created the Preferred Military Rate.

The Preferred Military Rate gives all U.S. active-duty servicemembers and Reservists the freedom to pursue undergraduate and master’s-level education for potentially ZERO out-of-pocket tuition. Benefits available for military families too. Chart a new course for greatness at AMU, where you may be able to turn your Navy training and experience into academic credit.

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

Turn Your Navy Education & Training Into College Credit

NCPACE

Through our transfer credit evaluation process, AMU evaluates and applies, at no cost to you, credit you’ve earned through Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE). This enables you to finish more quickly, getting you that much closer to your degree or certificate goal. Request Information.

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 Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Military family members, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents are also eligible for the Preferred Military Rate.

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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.

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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.

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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 enrolled in undergraduate programs.

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Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

72%
Have graduated with no APUS-incurred student loan debt

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A University That's Got Your Six

A Team Approach

Military education managers are located near military installations around the U.S. and available virtually for servicemembers overseas. Our academic advisors are available seven days a week. They work with you to help you reach your goals. Contact us to find a rep near you.

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®

Supportive

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 military service, training and job experience, previous college credits, JST, DSST, POST, ACE-evaluated training, and CLEP exams.

Convenient

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

Flexible

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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Supporting Our Nation’s Sailors With 200+ Programs

Explore some of our most popular programs with active-duty military members: BA Criminal Justice, BA Homeland Security, BA Intelligence Studies, BS 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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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 May 6.

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