Military

As part of our mission to make higher education accessible to all types of learners, University College invites military servicemembers, veterans, and spouses of active or reserve military servicemembers to enroll in our academic programs. In recognition of their dedication and service to our country, University College offers military and veteran students help in covering tuition expenses.

Choose Your Program

  • Applied Psychology, B.A. (online)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in general psychology integrated with a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Applied Studies, B.A. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Associate of Arts (A.A.) (online)

    The 60-unit Associate of Arts (A.A.) program offers students a broad foundation in the liberal arts.

    Online only
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (online)

    The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is a flexible, interdisciplinary program designed for learners who want a degree tailored to their own career goals. Students select courses from emphases and general electives that help them develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare them for their unique career.

    Online only
  • Certificate of Advanced Management (online)

    The 18-unit Certificate of Advanced Management provides learners with advanced skills and competencies to increase the efficiency and productivity of their respective business, ministry, or organization.

    Online only
  • Certificate of Business Principles (online)

    The 18-unit Certificate of Business Principles provides non-business professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required to enter the field of business by offering economic, accounting, and quantitative business courses.

    Online only
  • Criminal Justice, B.S. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Health Sciences, A.S. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Health Sciences, B.S. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Information Systems, B.S. (online)

    The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems equips learners for successful careers in information systems by providing a broad professional knowledge base alongside essential practical skills. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Leadership and Organizational Studies, M.A. (also online)

    This 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.

  • Leadership, B.A. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Liberal Studies, B.A. (also online)

    This program provides paraeducators and those seeking a career change with the subject-matter preparation necessary for elementary or K–12 special education school teachers.

  • Management, B.A. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) (online)

    The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to provide learners with a foundation in the major elements of public health, including health services administration, project and program design, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral theory and application, and health care policy and law.

    Online only
  • Organizational Leadership, B.S. (also online)

    This 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.

  • Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate (online)

    The 16-unit certificate program offers students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses which are required by most nursing and health-related degree programs.

    Online only
  • Psychology, M.A. (online)

    The 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.

    Online only

How to apply to UC:

Visit Admissions to learn more about deadlines and requirements.

Ready to apply? Fill out this simple form and a UC program representative will contact you shortly.

First steps after applying to UC:

  1. Apply for your GI Bill® benefits online (VONAPP).
  2. Request your Certificate of Eligibility (you will be able to do this step once your have applied for your benefits through VONAPP).
  3. Contact UC's admissions team at (855) 276-8669 or military@uc.apu.edu for additional details or questions about applying to UC or how to use your military benefits at UC.

Tuition Discount

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 servicemembers, and spouses of active or reserve military servicemembers. For the purposes of this tuition discount, military servicemembers 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

ACE (American Council on Education) explains how your military training and experience can be translated into academic credit. Learn more in the military guide.

To earn academic credit for military service and coursework, request your official transcript:

Resources

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.

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 military@uc.apu.edu for more-detailed information about tuition benefits for UC’s certificate programs.

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