We Salute You, Too

Military families face unique challenges. Military spouses and legal partners juggle work and family life, PCS relocations, and the other unpredictable circumstances that come with the military lifestyle. Meanwhile parents, siblings, and dependents know that service to country brings with it uncertainty related to moves and deployments of their servicemember. That is why we are committed to making sure that all military family members have access to flexible and affordable education.

To honor the service of your loved one, AMU created a military tuition grant for U.S. active-duty, National Guard, and Reservist families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents. The grant covers undergraduate tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Military spouses can also take advantage of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program as well as other scholarships. Fulfill your goals by enrolling at a university that supports your grit and dedication.


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"We needed to find an answer that was going to help me be a good military wife, be a good parent but also help me finish my degree. American Military University helped me to excel in all three of those areas."

Amanda Metzger

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A Few Reasons Why We Are #11 AMU Removes Barriers

$0 Application Fee
For Undergraduate and Master's-level Programs2
$0 Transfer Credit Fee
$0 Ebooks
Provided at no cost for eligible students3
$250 Cost Per Credit Hour
With Undergraduate Preferred Military Rate4
0 Entrance Exams

1Based on FY 2019 Department of Defense tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020, and Veterans Administration student enrollment data as of 2023.

2A $100 fee is required for all doctoral applications.

3Ebooks are provided at no cost to all undergraduate, doctoral, and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students. A hard-copy textbook is provided at no cost if an ebook is not available.

4All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Find Your Local Military Education Manager

If you cannot find a representative in your area, please email [email protected] or call


Mon - Thurs:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Sat: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Sun: Closed
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Military Spouse Benefits

Military spouses may be eligible to participate in the MyCAA Scholarship program, which provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance for qualified programs.

Those using the MyCAA Scholarship also have the following benefits:

  • Waiver of the per-course technology fee enrolled in undergraduate programs
  • Transfer credit evaluation for earning academic credit from the multiple colleges or universities you may have attended as well as a no-cost preliminary transfer credit review. (We reserve the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website.)
  • Easy student and alumni access to career-related services


Amanda Metzger

Amanda always wanted to go to college, but had to consider her husband’s Navy deployments and relocations. Enrolling enabled her to do both.



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Steps to Get Started


    Complete Admissions Requirements

    After you submit your admissions application, review the undergraduate or graduate admissions ecampus tutorial and relevant tuition checklists (financial aid and undergraduate or MyCAA). An admissions coach will walk you through the follow-up steps you need to get started.

Additional Admissions Information

Servicemembers, veterans, and their families follow the same admission requirements as all other undergraduate or graduate students.

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