Military Education

Azusa Pacific University is a military-friendly college committed to honoring those who serve our country by making a quality education for military members, veterans, and their families an affordable reality. Use your GI Bill® military education benefits and earn your degree from a top-ranked university dedicated to God First since 1899.

APU is a Yellow Ribbon University, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Whether earning your degree online or at one of our seven Southern California locations, the faculty and staff at Azusa Pacific will walk alongside you each step of the way, so you can cross that stage on graduation day.

Badge: Best for Vets Colleges, 2016 Military Times
Badge: Military Friendly School
Proud participant in the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

Community of Support

Azusa Pacific provides dedicated services for military and veteran students, beginning with the Office of Military and Veteran Services, which is the hub of resources for military-connected student servicemembers, veterans, and their families as they transition into and successfully complete academic programs at APU. The office serves military-connected students at all stages of the education journey—including those in undergraduate, graduate, professional, and University College programs—and at every APU location, from main campus to regional campuses to online. As part of this effort, the Office of Military and Veteran Services oversees the following areas, creating a comprehensive network of support for military and veteran students at APU:

  • Military and Veteran Outreach and Enrollment Services (MVO)—This office leads recruiting and enrollment activities for military-connected students. It provides advocacy and assistance for military and veteran students throughout their education journey at APU, from beginning to end. Its staff dedicates resources to ensuring a smooth transition for students going from military to civilian life and in navigating academic processes.
  • Military and Veteran Education Benefits (MVEB)—The benefits office helps students understand, maximize, and utilize their VA education benefits through the School Certifying Official. The office processes a variety of education benefits available to eligible veterans, active duty servicemembers, and family members through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • ROTC—Learn more about APU’s ROTC program.

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 website at

News & Features

Military and Veteran Services

  • APU Football Game to Honor Local Heroes

    Azusa Pacific University presents its first Heroes Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Citrus College Stadium honoring military service members, veterans, law enforcement, and fire personnel from the local community.

Elsewhere at APU

  • APU Conducts Groundbreaking Dead Sea Scrolls Research

    APU professors and alumni participated in groundbreaking new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, sponsored by the Museum of the Bible. The research examines 13 never-before-published Dead Sea Scroll fragments and represents four years of study.

  • APU Election Events Inspire Unity Despite Differences

    The Department of History and Political Science hosts 12 events on campus, concluding with an election night viewing party. The forums touch upon the central issues of the 2016 election, including media framing and presidential rhetoric.

  • Christians and the General Elections: Goodness and Politics

    As we think of this political season, using the word goodness could draw our political discourse in the direction of debating right and wrong. Using the word generosity, though, can lead political discussions into what is caring and helpful.