Benefits for Military Servicemembers & Their Families

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

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 post-secondary education. That’s why AIU Online offers up to a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard.

Military Grants

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

AIU Veterans Grant

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

AIU Military Spouse Grant

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

AIU Yellow Ribbon Grant

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

EANGUS Scholarship

  • For National Guard who are active EANGUS members
  • Six full-ride scholarships
  • All campuses

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.

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 have support services available around the clock 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

AIU has been named among the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings. Military Times’ annual survey—formerly known as “Best for Vets”—is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic-achievement. As with all Military Times rankings, Best Colleges 2018 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

Other Military Benefits

Five-Week Courses

With shorter class lengths, we can work with you to find ways to decrease the chance 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.

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  BBA 2015

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