Military Tuition Assistance
AIU offers a 45% tuition reduction to active duty undergraduate students. In addition, we'll help explain the following federal benefits:
Post 9-11 g.i. bill®
Provides up to 36 months of education (four school years) to eligible veterans and service members who have served at least 90 days of active duty since September 10, 2001. Educational benefits can include tuition, fees, books and some living expenses.
Montgomery G.I. Bill®
Provides up to 36 months of education (four school years) to eligible veterans and service members who have served at least two years of active duty.
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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
AIU offers an assortment of grants and scholarships—which don't require repayment—to help make college more affordable for our students.
AIU Veterans Grant
Veterans of the U.S. military that have a discharge that is other than dishonorable.
AIU Military Spouse Grant
Spouses and family members make many sacrifices to support their active-duty family members. However, AIU believes their education shouldn't be one of them.
AIU Yellow Ribbon Grant
Veterans eligible for Chapter 33 Post-9/11 veterans benefits at the 100% rate.View All AIU Grants & Scholarships
MYCAA Scholarship program is offered by the Department of Defense.
As an AIU military student, there are five main ways you can potentially earn prior-learning credit*:
- Transfer qualifying past college credits
- Compile a portfolio to potentially receive credit based on professional experience outside the military
- Receive credit based on your qualifying military experience with AIU's MOS Pledge
- Receive credit based on your qualifying certifications
- Pass a proficiency exam for a specific subject
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Resume Assistance & Other Career Support
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Military-Centric Education Partner
We have support services available around the clock with anywhere, anytime, including 24/7 technical support.Learn More
How AIU Online Works for Military Student Education
At AIU, military students are an important part of our community. That's why our faculty and staff go the extra mile to understand the unique needs of our military student body.View Admission Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. AIU understands that Army personnel are frequently deployed and transferred. If you think you might not be able to continue your coursework for the length of your deployment or while en route to your new assignment, just contact your Student Advisor for further guidance and support.
Your training, occupations and experience are evaluated using ACE (American Council on Education) standards, which recommend awards of semester hours. Our degree programs are designed under a quarter hour system, and your credits are converted to this system. When you apply for enrollment, your Student Advisor will prepare a degree program that can maximize your training and experience.
No. The university will evaluate all of your training and experience for the consideration of possible transfer credit whether you are on Active Duty, Inactive, Retired, or Separated from your branch of service.
The university will evaluate any previously completed college coursework (C or better) for transfer credit, when applicable. We will also evaluate any certifications (e.g., MSCE, MCP, etc; and DSST examinations) and work experience prior to, during or after your military service.
Each student will have varying amounts of transferable credit based on years of service and specific training. Your Prior Learning Assessment Specialist can help you receive the most credit for your program and develop a personalized degree plan so that you have an opportunity to achieve your educational needs and goals.
DSSTs are the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests that provide another avenue to demonstrate proficiency in a subject area in a non-traditional way. DSSTs are offer in a variety of subject areas, such as business, physical science, humanities, social science and applied technologies.
Best For Vets 2021
AIU has been named among the Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2021" which is the largest and most comprehensive rankings of schools for military service members and veterans. For ten years, Military Times has conducted an editorially independent, objective study evaluating the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. This year's survey was a streamlined and improved version.