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Flexible Degree Programs With Specialized Support For Coast Guardsmen
At the University of Arizona Global Campus, you can be confident that you’ll gain the knowledge you need to grow in your military career or thrive in both work and life after the service, and we are proud to support our civilian employees of the United States Coast Guard and student veterans seeking to achieve their academic goals. When you attend UAGC, choose from more than 50 online college degree programs from an accredited institution from the associate to doctoral level with courses taught by seasoned faculty who have years of experience in their fields.
We also understand that time and support can often be barriers to earning a college degree. As a UAGC student, you can expect specialized support that includes knowledgeable military advisors who will help you navigate your USCG Tuition Assistance and/or veterans benefits, as well as transfer credit* options to help you get the most out of your Coast Guard training and experience. Additionally, our flexible online format** allows you to access your online classroom and virtual support anytime and from anywhere you have a device internet access.
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†$250 per credit applies to the Active Duty Service Member Grant at the undergraduate level. Active duty master's degree students may qualify for a reduced rate of $350 per credit. Veteran Grant recipients receive a reduced tuition rate of $450 per credit at the undergraduate level. The cost per credit at the master’s level is $665-$740. The reduced cost per credit at the Doctoral level is $920.
Turn Your Military Experience Into Credit
Coast Guard Training
Talk to an Enrollment Services Advisor about maximizing credits from your Joint Services Transcript (JST).Learn More
Turn Your Military Training into Credit
Through the UAGC Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, you can have your Coast Guard training and experience that is not nationally or regionally accredited and does not directly transfer though the registrar’s office evaluated for college credit.Learn More
Military Grants and Benefits
Active Duty Service Member Grant
As an active duty service member, member of the National Guard or Reservists, you may be eligible to receive reduced tuition of $250 per credit as an undergraduate, $350 as a master's degree student, and $920 as a doctoral student with the UAGC Military Grant. The Military Grant also covers taxes and many of your education-related fees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.Learn More
Yellow Ribbon Program
We are a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an agreement between Veterans Affairs and the University that allows eligible students to have 100% of your tuition covered.Learn More
VA Education Benefits
There are many G.I. Bill® options, and you should consider your preferred type of training and the amount you will receive under each benefit to decide which option is best for you.Learn More
If you need additional financial support for your education, assistance is available to those who qualify for Federal Pell, SEOG Grant Programs, and/or the Direct Loan Program.Learn More
Military Tuition and Fees
Both active-duty and student veterans are eligible for significant tuition savings and waived fees. Tuition will vary based on degree level and whether active duty or veteran status.Explore Tuition & Fees
Additional Military Finance Information
Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Coast Guard and Reserve members affiliated with the Selected Reserve (SELRES). TA is authorized for up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $3,750 per fiscal year. TA must be requested at least 14 days prior to start but could be requested as early as 90 days prior to start.
Prior to requesting tuition assistance, the Coast Guard requires that you are familiar with specific policies and guidelines outlined in ACN 112/20 Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2a33b44.
TA is requested online using the MyCG Ed Portal at https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/webta/consent.html.
UAGC does ask that upon receipt of an approved TA voucher, you forward that approved voucher to our TA Specialists who are ready to help at [email protected].
For the most up-to-date information regarding the U.S. Coast Guard Tuition Assistance Program, visit https://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/VOLUNTARY-EDUCATION/Tuition-Assistance/.
Meet Our Military Team
Our Military Advisors are ready to help you navigate your enrollment process every step of the way. Contact a team member to set up a time to discuss your goals.
No. You can enroll in an online Associate or Bachelor's degree program at the University of Arizona Global Campus if you meet all of the admission requirements, even if you have never attended a college or university before. Please note certain degree programs may have specific programmatic admissions requirements that must be met.
No, you get to choose when and where to log in for participation in your class, which allows you to fit your class requirements into your busy schedule. Your online classroom takes place in an asynchronous environment, which means that you are free to participate at your own pace, so long as you meet the minimum attendance and academic participation requirements for your courses†.
†Some courses have live learning (synchronous) sessions where attendance is highly encouraged. These sessions take place in Zoom at designated dates and time. If you cannot attend a live learning session contact your faculty member to discuss alternative accommodations including watching a recorded session.
Students taking online courses at the University of Arizona Global Campus are expected to attend every week of the course. Attendance is defined as posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment, journal entry, quiz, or exam. In most cases, you should expect to academically participate in your course at least two times per week. Failure to meet academic participation requirements may negatively impact an assignment or course grade.
In addition, you must meet minimum attendance requirements. Students enrolled in undergraduate introductory courses must attend at least once in any seven consecutive day period. Students enrolled in non-introductory courses must attend at least once in any fourteen consecutive day period in order to avoid being administratively withdrawn.
Failure to meet academic participation requirements may negatively impact an assignment and/or course grade.
Yes, the University of Arizona Global Campus is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, www.wscuc.org.
You will have your own personal military advisors at the University of Arizona Global Campus. These advisors are trained in the unique needs of military-affiliated students.
Additionally, the Office of Access & Wellness has a dedicated Military Access & Wellness Counselor for students pursuing academic accommodations.
Your Military Enrollment Services Advisor will support you through the entire enrollment process, and to whom you can direct your questions. If you have specific questions regarding use of military education benefits, your Military Financial Services Advisor will assist, and a Military Academic Advisor will work with you throughout your educational journey.
Finally, you will find your faculty very understanding, supportive, and easy to contact. Since the University of Arizona Global Campus online degree programs are specifically designed for adult learners, these academic support systems are built in to help you succeed in your classes.
Call us today toll-free at 1.800.798.0584. An experienced Military Enrollment Services Advisor is ready for your call.
If you are eligible for military Tuition Assistance and/or Veteran Education benefits, you will have the opportunity to work with one of our experienced Military Financial Services Advisors to move through the process.
To determine your eligibility for military Tuition Assistance please consult your base education office. While you are there, many education offices provide scholarship and grant information specifically created for service members, spouses and DoD employees.
If you find you still need additional assistance, the University of Arizona Global Campus' Military Financial Services Advisors can determine whether you can benefit from the various financial aid options offered. Financial aid programs include the Federal Stafford Loan, the Federal PLUS Loan and in some cases, the Federal Pell Grant.
The University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes your military experience. Talk to your Military Enrollment Services Advisor to discuss transfer credits, and timelines for transcript review.
There are three ways to apply military transfer credits toward your degree program. 1) Transfer up to 75 credits** from approved national testing programs such as CLEP (College Level Exam Program) and DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). 2) Military and training experience is of great value and may also help you get closer to a degree. Transfer up to 75 military credits** to UAGC where experience in the military is recognized. 3) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) allows you to earn credit for college-level learning that occurs outside a traditional classroom.
** Transferring credits is always subject to the UAGC transfer credit policies and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward a UAGC degree program.
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Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.
The transferability of credits is subject to the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward a UAGC degree program.
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