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Coast Guard

A University That's Got Your Six

Take Command of Your Future

At American Military University (AMU), we take great pride in being a Coast Guard-friendly college. Our classes are online with no set login times and our classes start every month, so you can begin on your schedule.  We 're also committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit for your prior college coursework and Coast Guard experience. Your experience and credit recommendations appear on your Joint Services Transcript (JST).* 

*The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to the policies outlined on these transfer credit webpages. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer credit evaluation and eligibility.

Steps to Get Started

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    Complete Admissions Requirements

    After you submit your admissions application, review the undergraduate or graduate admissions ecampus tutorial and relevant tuition checklists (financial aid and military TA). An admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
l’ve been able to balance work, life, and deployments while also finishing my education! With time, patience, and flexibility, anything is possible.
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Coast Guard Veteran
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UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTER’S EDUCATION FOR POTENTIALLY ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET TUITION*

Join fellow servicemembers and start the next chapter of your life reducing the burden of college debt by advancing your education at AMU.
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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, Reservists, and their spouses/dependents.

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Textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Freedom Grant-eligible master’s-level students provided at no cost.

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Undergraduate or Master's-level Application or Transfer Credit Fees.
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AMU waives the technology fee for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.
*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.

 

Additional Resources

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Coast Guard tuition assistance (TA) is offered to uniformed personnel who are on active duty (including Reservists on Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) or Extended Active Duty (EAD) contracts. The Coast Guard is now offering 100% tuition assistance not to exceed $250 per credit hour and $4,500 per fiscal year.

Coast Guard students must submit an application through the Navy College Office's Virtual WebTA portal to use their military TA.

Learn More About Maximizing Your Benefits
Transfer Credit

You may be eligible to apply your documented military training, prior education or non-academic experience to your degree program at AMU.* We have partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement  Academy for professional undergraduate military credit and the Coast Guard Institute for professional graduate military credit. 

*The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to the policies outlined on these transfer credit webpages. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer credit evaluation and eligibility.

Learn More About Transfer Credit
Returning Military Students

You can return to your program if you submitted a request to place your program on hold prior to a military deployment or if you did not make any progress on your academic program for a full year.

Learn More About Returning

A Few Reasons Why We Are #1 AMU Removes Barriers

#1 provider of higher education for the U.S. military*
94% of military and military-affiliated undergrads applied transfer credit
72% Have Graduated With No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt*

*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.

*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020

We're Here to Help

Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area, please email info@apus.edu or call

855-929-5264

Mon - Fri:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET

 

Next Steps

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start January 2
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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