Marines Education Resources and Information
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Flexible Degree Programs with Specialized Support for Marines
Whether you’re looking to earn your associate or bachelor’s degree or want to take your education to the next level with a master’s degree or doctoral degree, the University of Arizona Global Campus is proud to support our active-duty Marines and student veterans seeking to achieve their goals. You can be confident that your USMC education benefits are helping you gain the knowledge you need to grow in your military career or thrive in work and life after the service.
At UAGC, you can choose from more than 50 online college degree programs from an accredited university, with courses taught by seasoned faculty who have years of experience in their fields. Our flexible online format* is designed to meet your unique needs, and you’ll have access to specialized support that includes knowledgeable military advisors who will help you navigate your USMC Tuition Assistance and/or veterans benefits, as well as transfer credit** options to help you get the most of your Marine Corp training and experience.
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Credit for Military Experience
$250† Per Credit
†$250 per credit applies to the Active Duty Service Member Grant at the undergraduate level. 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
Marine Corps 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 Marine Corp 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 Servicemember Grant
As an active-duty servicemember, member of the National Guard or Reservists, you may be eligible to receive reduced tuition of $250 per credit as an undergraduate 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
USMC Tuition Assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Marines and Reservists on extended active duty. Marine Corps tuition assistance is offered to active-duty Marines up to $250 per semester hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year. TA requests must be submitted and approved before the start date of the class, without exception.
Prior to requesting tuition assistance, Marines must get command approval, as well as complete preparatory courses. You may find out which specific courses you will need to complete by talking to your education services office.
TA is requested online using the My Education Portal, which is the central portal for Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard TA processing at https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/. 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 Marine Corps Tuition Assistance program, please visit your designated education services office.
No. You can enroll in an online Associate's or Bachelor's degree program at the University of Arizona Global Campus 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 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, 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 can find the current list of other regionally accredited colleges by WSCUC on that website.
Regional accreditation is more widely recognized than national accreditation. Regionally accredited schools place a different emphasis on their coursework in comparison to nationally accredited schools that focus on trade and vocational offerings.
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 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 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 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.
Yes, the University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes your experience. Talk to your Military Enrollment Services Advisor to see how much credit your experience is worth.
There are three ways to apply transfer credits toward your degree program. 1) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) 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 the University of Arizona Global Campus 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.
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**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 University of Arizona Global Campus degree program.