Start Your Journey
At American Military University (AMU), we take great pride in being a Navy-friendly college. Through our transfer credit evaluation process, AMU evaluates and applies, at no cost to you, credit you’ve earned through Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) as well as your Joint Service Transcript (JST). This enables you to finish more quickly, getting you that much closer to your degree or certificate goal. If you have military health sciences training, AMU 's online Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences can be an ideal entry point to college study. Our classes are 100% online with no set login times and our programs start every month, so you can begin on your schedule.
Steps to Get Started
After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.
UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTER’S EDUCATION FOR POTENTIALLY ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET TUITION*
Navy tuition assistance (TA) is offered to active duty sailors and selected Reservists on active duty for 120 continuous days who have completed a minimum of three years of service (Cannot be waived). Additionally, TA is capped at eighteen (18) semester hours per fiscal year and you can be reimbursed up to 100% of the course cost, not to exceed $250 per semester hour. Sailors can only use TA to fund two courses each quarter of the fiscal year. Active duty enlisted Sailors under 16 years of service and reservists on active duty orders must have 12 months or more remaining on their current enlistment or extension as of the course start date.
Navy students must submit an application through the Navy College Office's Virtual WebTA portal to use their military TA.
You may be eligible to apply your documented You may be eligible to apply your documented Joint Service Transcript (JST) military training, prior education or non-academic experience to your degree program at AMU. For example, we accept Navy-specific professional military education transfer credits from:
- U.S. Armed Forces Medical and Health Sciences Training
- USMC Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) Basic Operations Course
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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*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020