With a strong military heritage, AMU educates those in the military, defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or explore new horizons, there is a place for you here.
As a top online university, AMU provides quality and affordable online education to U.S. Armed Forces, members of the public safety, service and national security communities, and working adults in a wide range of fields. At AMU, we have earned our reputation as a leader in online higher education by always focusing on you: the student.
AMU accepts students in the USA and around the world; and you need not be in the military.
Tuition Grant for Military-Affiliated
To minimize out-of-pocket costs for servicemembers, we offer our military-affiliated students a tuition grant that caps undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour (military TA limit) and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour. This grant is for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans.
1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2016.
2 - Source: Based upon 2012 DoD enrollment figures for U.S. servicemembers.
3 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
4 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012.
5 - Source: APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012.
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American Military University was founded in 1991 to educate those who serve & today we're the #1 provider of education to the U.S. Armed Forces. See the new video that captures the spirit of AMU and honors the strong caliber of our student body.
"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."
"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."
"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."
(includes tuition, books, fees)
51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2015. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2014-2015 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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