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Educating those who serve.

Since 1991, when American Military University was founded by a Marine Corps officer, we’ve been on a mission to educate those who serve. Today, as the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military*, we have the experience and knowledge to help you take charge of your education.

*Based on FY 2017 DoD Tuition Assistance data as reported by
 Military Times, 2018.

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You’re driven to protect and serve. We’re driven to help you succeed.

With our long history of serving the military, we understand your unique challenges and have dedicated staff to support your learning efforts. In addition, we offer these financial benefits for our military-affiliated students:

  • A tuition grant which caps our undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour (the military TA cap) and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour for U.S. active-duty servicemembers and their spouses/dependents, Guard, Reserve, and veterans.
  • Textbooks or ebooks provided at no cost to students earning undergraduate academic credit, with no impact on military TA.
  • Technology fees covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military TA.
  • Transfer credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training.


Yellow Ribbon Program

For our veteran students, we participate in the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, which means we agree to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.


Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges

Academic Choices

Choose from more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Our flagship degree programs such as Homeland Security, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Emergency and Disaster Management are tailor-made for military personnel like you.

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On-Site Help

We have been educating those who serve™ since 1991 and are a top provider of education to the U.S. military today, currently serving 65,000+ military-affiliated students. Our education coordinators visit military installations throughout the U.S. and stand ready to help you.

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