Online Army College and Tuition Assistance
The path to your future starts here. At National University, applications are reviewed throughout the year, so you can begin your Army Online University courses whenever it suits you, whether you enroll online, on base, or onsite. Our more than 75 programs and certifications offer a wide variety of options; whether you want to pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, we have something for every soldier.
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The National University is proud to have met all the requirements and to work with ArmyOn, allowing the active duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard to earn federal tuition assistance dollars. Please review the admissions and registration process before submitting your application.
US Army Admission Process
Please take a few minutes to review our three-step admissions and registration process before submitting your application. For more information, contact Military Online at (877) 628-6828.
Step 1: Determine the level of military tuition assistance
Contact your base’s base education office to complete a Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Application. Completing this form will allow you to obtain a diploma.
Step 2: Apply to National University
Determine the degree or program that interests you. Check out our list of online programs available to take classes anywhere in the world, or check out the locations page for on-site or on-site programs.
Next, complete the online National University registration form.
Submit the TA forms, once the TA authorization form is completed and signed, you can fax, email or deliver the TA forms to your advisor. To ensure you get the most out of your tuition assistance, see the Financial Aid section.
Receive registration verification and welcome letter. Requests are processed within one week, but AT authorization will take longer to process. A verification of your registration and a welcome letter will be emailed to you once everything has been processed.
Take the ACU placement test (first-time student only). Note: If you are a first-time student, you must take the ACU Placement Test online or on-site within the first 30 days of enrollment.
Step 3: Obtain textbooks and course materials
Once you have submitted your registration form, received registration confirmation, and submitted your technical support forms and payment, you can order your textbooks, CDs, and other course materials online from the library. ‘university.
Army Tuition Assistance (Army TA)
The military funds 100% of tuition with certain reservations. Army tuition assistance is currently limited to 130 undergraduate credit hours for your bachelor’s degree and 39 graduate credit hours for any post-baccalaureate education. Additional school fees such as books are not covered by this program.
Army TA is currently approved based on the type of course you take. Also, the courses you choose must be part of an approved course of study. (A few years ago, the military added a provision that military personnel must have ten years of service before receiving tuition assistance for a higher-level program, such as a master’s degree. If you used a financial support for part of your bachelor’s degree, you cannot use it to obtain a similar degree.)
While on active duty, you may be eligible to apply for military tuition assistance. Whether you are an Enlisted Soldier, Warrant Officer, or Troop Program Unit (TPU) Warrant Officer (non-commissioned), the only requirement is to have some active duty time to complete your school courses.
If you are an officer or warrant officer, you will be required to undertake a two-year active duty commitment in exchange for tuition assistance. Selected reserve officers and commissioned NCOs must commit to four years in the Army Reserves.
These service obligations begin on the day of the last course paid for by Army Tuition Assistance. Keep in mind that if you are an officer who voluntarily quits or is discharged for conduct, you will be required to reimburse the military for tuition assistance received for the time of service you did not have. could not perform.
The military encourages you to use these benefits at any type of educational institution, including schools that offer online degrees. The only requirement is that the school’s online program be accredited.
US Army Tuition and Fees
As of March 1, 2022, the National University military tuition rates are as follows:
|On-site lessons||Online course|
|Undergraduate (per unit trimester)||$166||$166|
|Graduated (per unit trimester)||$182.67||$218|
In addition to our military tuition discount, you may be eligible to apply for veterans benefits under existing veterans programs. The National University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Note that some service branches have established specific guidelines or limits for their members that do not reflect standard policy. Please check with your Educational Services Manager to find out what benefits are available to you. For more information on tuition assistance, visit the DANTES website.
For more information, contact our Veterans Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].
U.S. Army Transfer Information
National University offers transfer-friendly degree programs to help you maximize as many credits as possible, including college credits from other accredited institutions, professional or technical certifications, and training and experience. military.
For more information on transferring to NU, contact our veterans office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].
National University Accreditation
The National University has been regionally accredited by the WASC, Higher Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC) since 1977. As a regionally accredited institution, NU has met the highest standards of quality education. Learn more about our regional accreditation.
Army scholarships for college
Please see our Full Scholarship Offerings for more information on National University Military Scholarships, application instructions, and deadlines.
The Best Army Education Programs Selected by Soldiers
The National University offers a program that is suitable for everyone! As a military-friendly university, we have military students from across the country. Some of the most popular education programs selected by soldiers are:
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes, under the post-9/11 GI bill, officers are now eligible to receive financial support for education if they served honorably after 9/11, 2001.
A: Yes, soldiers can use up to 39 semester hours for a master’s degree. The hour limit per semester applies to all credits earned after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
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