Benefits for Military Servicemembers & Their Families

Benefits for Military Servicemembers & Their Families

71% of AIU military students received transfer credit for previous college, work and/or military experience.

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Reduced Tuition

AIU recognizes the sacrifices and service of military students. We believe that our military servicemembers should have affordable access to a high-quality postsecondary education. That’s why AIU Online offers up to a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard.

Military-Friendly Education Partner

At AIU, we’re proud that our programs meet the real needs of active servicemembers, veterans, and military families. We’ve already helped thousands of military students balance school with their other commitments, whatever they may be. You take your education seriously. So do we.

Did you know?

One third of all AIU students are affiliated with the military.

We understand the many unique needs of servicemembers and veterans. Our pacing options let you choose when, where and how fast to earn your degree. We work around the clock just like you do—with anywhere, anytime, 24/7 support. AIU’s military friendly qualifications include:

  • Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding for Post-Secondary Educational Institutions (DoD MoU) signatory
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) affiliate

Military Grants

In addition to the financial aid available to all AIU students, we’ve established four grants specifically for active-duty military members, veterans and their families:

AIU Online Veterans Grant

  • Up to $1,500
  • For veterans with honorable discharge
  • Online campus only

AIU Online Military Spouse Grant

  • Up to 10% of program costs
  • For spouses of active-duty and drilling servicemembers
  • Online campus only

AIU Online Yellow Ribbon Grant

  • For post-9/11 veterans or dependents
  • Online campus only
  • Annual grant

AIU Freedom Grant

  • Up to 10–20% of program costs depending on level of degree study
  • For active-duty and drilling servicemembers and their families
  • Atlanta & Houston campuses only

Ongoing Support

Dedicated Advisors

AIU’s military Admissions, Financial- Aid, and Student Advisors have strong experience meeting the unique needs of our military students.

Help During Deployment

Your Student Advisor will be on hand to guide you through any adjustment to your degree plan and course load if you get deployed.

Other Military Benefits

Five-Week Courses

With shorter class lengths, the chances are lower that a sudden deployment or transfer will interrupt your studies.

Prior-Learning Credit

You may qualify to earn college credit for your past military training, professional experience, and certifications.

Efficient Learning

Our flexible online courses let you study however you learn best and skip what you already know.