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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 relevant 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 Department of Defense tuition assistance and 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: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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American Military University Freedom Grant

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

AMU's Freedom Grant covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and master's-level programs. The grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Military spouses/dependents also receive a tuition grant. After the grant is applied, undergraduate and master's-level tuition is $250/credit hour.

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, the University also:

  • provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Freedom Grant-eligible master’s-level students
  • waives the technology fee for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists


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

*Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. 

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

**Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt
As of December 31, 2021. 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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