As part of our mission to make higher education accessible to all types of learners, University College invites military service members, veterans, and spouses of active or reserve military service members to enroll in our academic programs.
As part of Azusa Pacific University, University College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College, offering military and veteran students help in covering tuition expenses.
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Applied Psychology, B.A.Select
Applied Studies, B.A.SelectThe Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies is specially designed for the adult learner who has significant college credit and is seeking to complete a degree for career advancement through an individualized learning experience. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest. Learn More ›30 units10 months to complete
Certificate of Business PrinciplesSelect
Criminal Justice, B.S.SelectThe online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at University College equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in criminal justice while integrating a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest. Learn More ›
Health Sciences, A.S.SelectThe 60-unit Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences program offers students a broad knowledge base for the major elements in health sciences integrated with a Christian worldview. This program offers the following areas of study: General and Nursing. Learn More ›1–2 years to complete
Health Sciences, B.S.SelectThe Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in the health science professions integrated with a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest. Learn More ›
Leadership and Organizational Studies, M.A.SelectThis program caters to working professionals seeking professional advancement or a leadership position. It is ideal for individuals who already possess professional skills, but who are in need of advanced leadership and organizational skills. Learn More ›
Leadership, B.A.SelectThe Bachelor of Arts in Leadership builds upon core management knowledge and seeks to synthesize leadership practice with organizational science theory, melding best practices with sound contemporary research. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest. Learn More ›
Liberal Studies, B.A.SelectThis program provides paraeducators and those seeking a career change with the subject-matter preparation necessary for elementary or K–12 special education school teachers. Learn More ›
Management, B.A.SelectThe Bachelor of Arts in Management equips learners with the theoretical framework, practical skills, and ethical values essential for success as a Christian business professional. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest. Learn More ›
Organizational Leadership, B.S.SelectThis program is designed to be convenient and relevant for working professionals who wish to complete their bachelor's degree and prepare for leadership roles in a variety of profit and nonprofit organizations. Learn More ›
Psychology, M.A.SelectThe Master of Arts in Psychology emphasizes theory, research, and practice, providing students with the broadest range of education and experience to expand their academic and professional opportunities. This program offers the following areas of study: General Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. Learn More ›36 units18–24 months to complete
How to apply to UC:
Visit Admissions to learn more about deadlines and requirements.
Ready to apply? Fill out this simple form and UC’s representative for graduate and military programs will contact you shortly.
First steps after applying to UC:
- Apply for your GI Bill benefits online (VONAPP).
- Request your Certificate of Eligibility (you will be able to do this step once your have applied for your benefits through VONAPP).
- Contact UC’s senior program representative for graduate and military programs, Ellen Hoffer, at (626) 857-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details or questions about applying to UC or how to use your military benefits at UC. (Application fee will be waived for military applicants.)
|100–200-level class (online)||$300 per unit|
|300–400-level class (online)||$350 per unit|
|On campus||$450 per unit|
|Master’s level||$500 per unit|
All stated financial information is subject to change.
The military tuition discount is available to military service members, and spouses of active or reserve military service members. For the purposes of this tuition discount, military service members are defined as:
- U.S. Air Force: active duty, reserve
- U.S. Army: active duty, Army National Guard on active duty, Army Reserve
- U.S. Navy: active duty, Naval Reserve in active duty status
- U.S. Marines: active duty
- U.S. Coast Guard: active duty, reserve
“Active” is defined as after basic training is complete.
Understanding Your Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill (VA) has information regarding your educational benefits. You can read about recent changes to your benefits and learn about the many benefits available to you—visit the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill website to learn more.
Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill: There are many important changes that may affect a student using their VA educational benefits. Keep up to date on the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Yellow Ribbon Program: The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides an agreement to award scholarships to qualified students by funding tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).
Licensing and Certification: You can receive reimbursement for licensing and certification tests. The VA will only pay for the cost of the tests, up to $2,000. Visit the VA for eligibility requirements and other relevant information.
National Testing Program: The VA will reimburse eligible students for national tests. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you will be charged one month of entitlement for each test taken or each $1,460 reimbursed (whichever is less). Visit the VA for a current list of approved national tests.
Benefit Comparison Chart: There are various educational benefits available to veterans. See the VA Benefit Comparison Chart to make the most informed decision.
Records and Training Transcripts
Each branch of the military has its own transcript service. Visit the appropriate transcript service below in order to receive your official transcript:
- ARMY Transcript (AARTS)
- AIR FORCE Transcript (CCAF)
- NAVY / MARINE Transcript (SMART)
- COAST GUARD Transcript (CGI)
There are a number of resources available to veterans. The VA, AMVETS, and DAV offer many services to veterans and their dependents. Whether it be for your education or disability benefits, these organizations can help with the benefits you have earned.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC): University College is a member of the SOC, which was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Visit the SOC website to see service-specific information.
Military OneSource: This is a 24/7 resource for military members, their spouses, and veterans. Visit the Military OneSource website for more information.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP): There are many transitional resources available to veterans, and TAP can help, whether you are about to separate or have already separated from active-duty service. Visit the TAP website for more information.
*Please contact a program representative at (855) 276-8669 or email@example.com for more-detailed information about tuition benefits for UC’s certificate programs.