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Best Online Bachelor's
Program for Veterans

-U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Best College in Arizona for Veterans among National Universities

-U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Application fee waived for active military and veterans

Now offering
reduced tuition at
$250per unit

As an active duty U.S. service member in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or serving in the National Guard or Reserves, you may be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) from the Department of Defense for up to $250 a credit for bachelor’s degree programs. And at the University of Arizona Online, we’ll honor your approved TA rate in any undergraduate degree. Just gain admission into one of our bachelor’s programs and your tuition is covered by TA.*

To qualify for TA:


Speak with your local Military Branch Education Center to ensure your eligibility for TA.


Follow their instructions to request TA for your branch of service. You may also review guidance on Military Tuition Assistance. Click on specific branches for time frames and details.


The UA Tuition Assistance Office will then notify you that your TA request has been processed and applied to your account.

*Disclaimer: Reduced tuition only applies toward undergraduate base tuition costs.  Graduate degree programs are not eligible for the lower rate. All other mandatory fees, program fees and course fees will be the responsibility of the student. Receiving tuition assistance may impact other forms of financial aid, including university tuition scholarships, qualified tuition reduction and Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Popular Programs Our most popular programs of military service members include:

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree Faster

Did you know that your military experience may be worth university credit?
View our step by step guide to help you determine how to transform your military experience into possible college credit.


Best for Vets: Colleges 2020

-Military Times

Supportive Education for Returning Veterans (SERV)

Switching between military and civilian life can be challenging. This course, available 100% online at no cost to U.S. military veterans, helps you explore your potential beyond your military career. Sign up today and start building professional resiliency, one of the deciding factors of success in life.

Additional Requirements

If you are a veteran or active duty service member looking to enroll, keep reading for additional info you might need to know. You can also visit the Military Aid page for details.

GI Bill

The Armed Forces offer soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsmen, and airmen several tuition assistance programs for college courses taken during off-duty hours. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® has a few specific components unavailable in other GI Bill® programs, such as the Yellow Ribbon Program and Transfer of Entitlement Option. 

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 Spouses and/or qualifying dependents may also be eligible for VA benefits.

Federal Financial Aid

We strongly encourage you to apply for every type of aid available. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

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Get in Touch

For more information on benefits for current and former members of the U.S. Armed Services, please contact your advisor or check one of the following resources within the University of Arizona: