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Make This Your Next Mission

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You are looking for your next challenge. American Military University (AMU) is ready to serve you.

AMU provides high-quality, affordable, career-relevant education to help you achieve your higher education goal. Choose from 200+ online degrees and certificates, offered online. We are the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military and veterans, and we are open to all.

Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

Affordable Tuition For You and Your Family

5% off tuition for you and your family, which will be $332.50/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $403.75/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

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.


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.

Application Fee

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

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Flexible Payment Programs: Enroll Now

Does your employer offer tuition assistance? You’ve got options!

If your company participates in direct billing—i.e. your employer is invoiced by the college—make sure to select the employer voucher option during registration and follow our standard process. If you pay out of pocket and are later reimbursed by your employer, consider our Payment Deferment Program; delay payment while you wait on your assistance. Get program details, requirements, and application materials here.

Giving You Freedom to Learn


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.


Finish faster and save. We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.

More Value

At AMU, 72% have graduated with no APUS-incurred student loan debt.


Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Undergraduate classes average 18 students and master’s-level classes average 10 students.


Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.


All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

Find the degree or certificate that's right for you

Our program finder helps you search and compare a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Start your search here.

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How To Apply

Enter the name of your actual employer when you complete the admissions application. If your employer name is not present enter EdAssist by Bright Horizons as your association. Family members should select EdAssist by Bright Horizons Family Member in the Affiliations and Memberships field to ensure you receive any relevant educational benefits.

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Classes begin January 1.

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