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

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 benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

News & Features

Military and Veteran Services

  • Welcoming Captain Joseph Guillet

    APU would like to welcome Captain Joseph Guillet, who is now leading our ROTC program. CPT Guillet was a NCO in the Army for 13 years and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordinance Corps in May 2009 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Cougar InterView—Michael-David Morales ’00

    From comforting soldiers to coaching swimmers, Michael-David “Mo” Morales ’00, seeks to strengthen spirituality in others and train up young leaders for faith-based and secular environments.

Elsewhere at APU

  • California Poet Laureate Visits APU

    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Assemblymember's Swearing-in Encourages Optimism

    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.

  • APU Hosts Night of Champions with Raiders' Derek Carr

    Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.