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Founded by a retired Marine Corps officer, American Military University (AMU) has educated those who serve since 1991. Our classes are 100% online with no set login times and our programs start every month, so you can begin on your schedule. We 're committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit from your Joint Services Transcript, prior college coursework, and Marine Corps experience. We provide preliminary transfer credit reviews at no cost. 

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Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

Marines and sailors in the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), at the Naval Support Facility in Indian Head, Maryland can receive college credit at AMU for their extensive training in emergency and disaster response. CBIRF students completing the Basic Operations Course (after December 1, 2007) can receive up to 15 transfer credits toward one of five associate and bachelor’s degree programs offered at AMU.

Eligible CBIRF Programs

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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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)

Marine Corps tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Marines up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year. Marine Corps students must submit an application through the Navy College Office's Virtual WebTA portal to use their military TA.

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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 accept undergraduate professional military education transfer credits from the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Basic Course.

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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.

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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
100% online coursework, accessible while deployed or wherever life takes you

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

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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 November 1
Make sure to apply for Military Tuition Assistance 7 days prior to start date.
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