AIU Welcomes U.S. Military Students

AIU recognizes the sacrifices that servicemembers make. This is why we focus on the unique needs of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard students - as well as veterans, military spouses, and families.

Military Tuition Assistance

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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.

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MYCAA Scholarship program is offered by the Department of Defense.

College Credit

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

Why AIU?

Real-World Education

You'll study under experienced faculty, exploring the relevant skills, fundamental practices and knowledge related to your field.

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Skip What You Already Know

Spend your time focusing on what your need to learn, not reviewing topics you already know. Our intellipath learning technology makes it possible.

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Resume Assistance & Other Career Support

Our career services resources are available to assist with transitioning to the workplace, resume help, practice interviews, and more.

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Military-Centric Education Partner

We have support services available around the clock with anywhere, anytime, including 24/7 technical support.

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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.

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2021 Military Times - Best for Vets Colleges

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.