Military Student FAQs
The University of Arizona Global Campus affords new students the UAGC Promise, which is an opportunity to attend the University risk-free. If a student cancels their enrollment during the conditional admission period, or for undergraduate students only, if UAGC establishes that a student does not meet our basic academic requirements at the conclusion of the conditional admission period, the student leaves with 1) No financial obligation to UAGC, 2) No new student loan debt as a result of enrollment at UAGC, and 3) No academic record at UAGC. During the first three weeks of a student’s first credit-bearing course, UAGC does not certify VA benefits or disburse federal financial aid.
Military-affiliated students may withdraw from any current course(s) and receive a tuition credit or refund where applicable,* to be applied in the amount of tuition accrued in the current course(s). Students will be assigned a withdrawal grade that does not count negatively against Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students who withdraw from the institution due to military service are allotted a one-year grace period for collection of any institutional balances owed. This grace period does not apply to the repayment of federal student loans, which are subject to Title IV repayment regulations.
If you are active-duty, Reservist, or a member of the National Guard, you may be eligible to receive Tuition Assistance (TA). To determine your eligibility for TA, please contact your Education Service Officer for details. Note: If you are a Reservist or National Guard personnel, you should also seek any tuition assistance or reimbursement that your respective military employers may offer as this could lower your total out-of-pocket expenses.
Learn more about tuition assistance here.
No. You can enroll in an online associate of arts or bachelor's degree program at UAGC if you meet all of our admission requirements, even if you have never attended a college or university before.
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.
Students taking online courses at UAGC 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 14 consecutive day period to avoid being administratively withdrawn.
Failure to meet academic participation requirements may negatively impact an assignment and/or course grade.
Yes, UAGC is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 1.510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. You can find the current list of other accredited colleges by WASC on that website.
The accreditation process is designed to build a culture of evidence, promote a commitment to institutional improvement, validate institutional integrity, and provide feedback that improves the accreditation process itself. Accreditation is a key indicator of educational quality and ensures that you are going to receive a quality education. Additionally, some of the online degrees offered at UAGC received programmatic accreditation.
You will have your own personal military enrollment services advisor who will support you through the entire process, and to whom you can direct your questions. You will find all your instructors very understanding, supportive, and easy to contact. Since UAGC 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 veterans 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 TA, 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, UAGC military financial services advisors can determine whether you may benefit from the various financial aid options offered. Financial aid programs include the Federal Direct Loan Program, and in some cases, the Federal Pell Grant.
Read more about financial information in the UAGC catalog.
Yes, UAGC recognizes your experience. Talk to your military enrollment services advisor to see how much credit your experience may be worth.
There are three ways to apply transfer credits toward your degree program. 1) Prior Learning Assessment allows you to earn credit for college-level learning that occurs outside a traditional classroom. 2) Transfer up to 75 credits* from approved national testing programs such as CLEP (College Level Exam Program) and DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). 3) 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.
*Transferring credits is always 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 the University of Arizona Global Campus degree program.