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Our roots are in the military and we’re open to all. Designed for professionals who are dedicated to making a difference—AMU offers affordable tuition and in-demand programs online. Classes start monthly to fit your individual journey. Where we really stand apart is our student services and faculty team who are committed to helping you reach your goals.

American Military University is the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military* and has been named the top choice nationwide for veterans using their GI Bill® benefit.**

*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
**Based on FY 2019 Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official website:

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American Military University Freedom Grant

Undergraduate and Master’s Education for Zero Out-of-Pocket Tuition*

AMU has created the Freedom Grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists, providing tuition that caps at the military TA rate:

  • $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate programs

The spouse/dependents of active-duty military are also eligible for a tuition grant.

To further minimize education costs, AMU also offers these benefits:

  • $0 book costs for all undergraduate and master's-level courses through a university book grant
  • $0 technology fee for active-duty military servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reserve personnel

Join fellow servicemembers and start the next chapter of your life reducing the burden of college debt by advancing your education at AMU.

*This applies to U.S. active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists using TA.

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Celebrating 30 Years

Since its inception in 1991, AMU has helped military personnel earn their degrees, and the University has become an innovator and leader in providing quality online education. Today, the university system is one of the largest providers of online higher education – offering more than 200 academic programs to students enrolled worldwide.

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A Few Reasons Why We Are #1 AMU Removes Barriers

$0 Application Fee*
0 Entrance Exams
0 Wait Time with Monthly Starts
$250 Cost Per Credit with Military Grant
$285/undergraduate credit hour standard rate
$370/master's-level credit hour standard rate
72% Have Graduated With No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt**
Incurred by APUS

*Doctoral Applications
A $100 fee is required for all doctoral applications.

**Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt
As of December 31, 2020. Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

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