Military tuition rates

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Your affiliation with the U.S. Armed Forces, as active-duty service members and family members of active duty and selected reserve, makes you eligible for the military tuition rate at University of Phoenix. This specialized rate is lower than our standard rate and applies to both lower—and upper-division credits.

Your financial plan and shopping sheet

Under Executive Order 13607 signed by President Barack Obama in April 2012, if you plan to use your military or veterans benefits for your education you are entitled to receive a Shopping Sheet that provides a breakdown of your education costs so you can compare them to Shopping Sheets from other institutions. This is an estimate of your individual education cost and how your estimated benefits—as well as any financial aid for which you may qualify—will be applied toward your education.

Tuition rates

Program LevelCost/CreditResource Fee
*Some students eligible for waivers
Estimated Total
Cost/Academic Year
All other Associate of Arts$250$170
*See waiver eligibility below
*See waiver eligibility below
Graduate Nursing$475$195$9,720
Graduate Education (online)$475$195$9,720
Graduate Education (campus)$390$195$8,190
Graduate Counseling (online)$550$195$11,070
Graduate Counseling (campus)$465$195$9,540
All other Graduate (online)$575$195$11,520
All other Graduate (campus)$475$195$9,720
Program LevelCost/CreditResource FeeEstimated Total
Cost/Academic Year
Associate of Arts$398$170$13,640
Graduate Nursing & Education$540$195$10,890
All other Graduate$698$195$13,734

*Effective 4/27/2020, upon confirmation of eligibility, undergraduate students using Department of Defense military tuition assistance (TA) benefits for a current, upcoming, or previously completed (within the past 365 days) course will not be charged a resource fee for courses that start on or after April 27, 2020.  Courses taken prior to 4/27/2020 are not eligible for the waiver.

In limited circumstances, some undergraduate courses may require an additional textbook that is not covered by the Resource Fee. For a full listing of these University courses, click here.

*Associate: Based on 30 credits (or 10 courses completed) assuming 60 credit program completed in 2 years
Undergraduate: Based on 30 credits (or 10 courses completed) assuming 120 credit program completed in 4 years
Graduate: Based on 18 credits (or 6 courses completed) assuming 36 credit program completed in 2 years
Doctorate: Based on 18 credits (or 6 courses completed per year pre-dissertation) assuming 62 credit program completed in 4 years


To help you better understand the different benefits, we've provided a brief glossary of military and veterans educational benefits as a refresher.

For more information about these benefits, visit our Financing Your Education or Veterans Benefits pages.

Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Ch. 35) (dependents, survivors)

Monthly educational benefit entitlement for dependents and survivors of veterans who are 100-percent disabled or who died of a service-connected cause, or were a POW or MIA.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Post-9/11 GI Bill) (dependents)

Tuition and fees (with limits), monthly living stipend and book allowance to include children of those who died in line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

Montgomery GI Bill (Ch. 30) (active duty, reservists, veterans)

A monthly educational benefit entitlement dependent on length of military service and student status.

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33) (active duty, reservists, veterans)

Tuition and fees (with limits), monthly living stipend and book allowance based on length of service after Sept. 10, 2001.

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP – Ch. 1607) (reservists)

Monthly educational benefit entitlement available to reservists activated after Sept. 11, 2001.

Reserve GI Bill (Ch. 1606) (reservists)

Monthly educational benefit entitlement available to reservists.

Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB) (dependents, survivors)

Educational benefits transferred to spouses or children by eligible service members enrolled in Post-9/11 GI Bill program.

Tuition Assistance (active duty, reservists)

Tuition assistance resources specific to the major military branches, and select National Guard and Reserves.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Ch. 31) (veterans)

Tuition and fee benefits for those with specific disability ratings by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury.

If you’re eligible for the Military or Government Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills the military or other government agency for your tuition. Eligibility requirements apply:

  • Eligibility for direct bill payments for active duty and reservists is determined by the Department of Defense, and for veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33) recipients are eligible.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program (Chapter 31) participants are eligible.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) participants are eligible.
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30) benefits are not included in the Military or Government Billing Plan.
  • All students must complete the Student Financial Agreement and provide a copy of their Shopping Sheet.
  • For a government agency, a government Tuition Assistance voucher is required.
  • If you’re using Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefits, you must submit the Certificate of Eligibility or Transfer of Eligibility.
  • For all other direct billing to the military, students must also submit one of the following:

    • Military Tuition Assistance form DD1550, DD1556 or SF182
    • Tuition Assistance Authorization form
    • Other authorized military Tuition Assistance voucher

All required documents must be received prior to the start of each course. You are responsible for payment of tuition and electronic course materials fees not covered by the military or other government agency prior to the start of each course.

For additional information, contact a Military Division Enrollment Representative at 866.766.0766.

College Scorecard

This is a planning tool and resource designed to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school. Prospective students can search the tool by Program/Degree, Location, Size, or Name of the institution. The tool provides information about the Percentage Earning Above High School Grad, Average Annual cost, Graduation rate, and Salary After Attending.
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Paying for College

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College Navigator

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Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

This tool from the U.S Department of Education is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid, so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. At University of Phoenix, a personalized Shopping Sheet is created for you following the completion of the Financial Plan Tool, which provides information about the total cost of your program based on information you’ve provided. Access our Financial Plan Tool and obtain your Shopping Sheet today.

If you’re a Service member and considering using your educational benefits, you can find useful information at:

Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE

The U.S. Department of Education, Departments of Defense, and Veterans Affairs have organized and published data on colleges and universities, including University of Phoenix. TA DECIDE is an online information and comparison tool tailored to Service members. It’s designed to help Service members make informed decisions regarding schools and programs.
Access TA Decide

Active and Reserve military members and their families are directed to speak with their assigned educational services officer (ESO) or approved installation staff prior to enrolling. Please visit the education office on your assigned military installation for your respective branch. National Guard and Reserve components who do not have an ESO on their installation can contact their regional office for support.

Army Education Centers

Navy College Virtual Education Center

Air Force Virtual Education Center

United States Coast Guard

The University of Phoenix participates in installation education events such as education fairs and graduations at the invitation of the Educational Services Officer (ESO). Please see your installation ESO for detailed information.