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Helping you Achieve your Goals is our #1 Priority

If you’re seeking a quality institution to transfer in your earned credit, work experience, or military service—look to American Military University. We are fully committed to your academic success. Join a learning community of more than 80,000 motivated learners who are studying and working across all industry sectors. We offer 200+ degree and certificate programs online and are committed to keeping tuition affordable without ever sacrificing quality. We keep costs low by providing ebooks at no cost to students in our undergraduate courses for credit and by offering credit for the coursework that you’ve already mastered.

With classes starting monthly and an expert team ready to assist you—we can help you stay on the pathway to completing your degree or certificate. In fact, more than 500 courses have been evaluated for credit from Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, and Virginia College.

Admissions representatives are available to help you enroll in one of our programs without delay. Available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET). You can reach us by phone: 877-755-2787, email:, or Live Chat.

Accreditation Matters

American Military University is part of the American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. HLC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Additionally, we offer programs that have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations. Learn more about the importance of accreditation as it applies to your goals.

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A Program to Fit Your Needs

We would love to have you join us as a transfer student, with over 200 degree and certificate programs to choose from at AMU, there’s a good chance we can help.

Popular Programs

  • Business Administration: A.A., BBA
  • Entrepreneurship: B.A.
  • Database Application Development: A.S.
  • Health Information Management: B.S.
  • Information Technology: B.S.
  • Management: A.A., B.A.
  • Paralegal Studies: A.S.
  • Sports Management: B.S.

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We Can Help You Transfer Credits

We are committed to awarding Education Corporation of America students as much transfer credit as possible. Please call one of our helpful admission representatives to learn more about transferring credits.

You can also request a preliminary transfer credit review, where we can review your unofficial transcript to see which of your credits might transfer here, even before you are admitted.

Tuition Rates per Credit Hour

  • Undergrad: $285 | $250 with military grant
  • Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $370 | $250 with military grant

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*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral students and all military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Prior Learning

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application.