Military Branch Information

Kaplan University offers various benefits and support to military students, including:

  • Undergraduate tuition reduced 55% for servicemembers, including Guard and Reserve ($165 per semester credit)
  • Waiver of $100 per term technology fee for undergraduate programs for the first term of enrollment
  • Special refund policy in the case of deployment or change of orders
  • Special military leave of absence policy

What else you should know:

  • Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Kaplan University has signed the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which provides the overall guidelines and policies a school must adhere to in order to participate in the military tuition assistance program.

What else you should know:

  • Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Kaplan University has signed the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which provides the overall guidelines and policies a school must adhere to in order to participate in the military tuition assistance program.

Educational Plan

In order to enroll and begin your education and receive Air Force tuition assistance benefits, there are several steps you must complete, including developing your educational plan. This plan is essential to ensure you are on the right path to your educational goal. We can assist you in providing information about Kaplan University programs to help you develop your educational plan, and help outline the additional steps you will need to follow in order to enroll. You should also discuss your plan with your Educational Services Officer.

Kaplan University supports the following programs offered by the Community College of the Air Force:

Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program

Kaplan University partners with the Air University to help members of the Air Force who have received their associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force work toward an approved bachelor's degree.

Learn more about the AU-ABC Program. 

GEM Program

The General Education Mobile (GEM) program was designed to help U.S. Air Force members fulfill their general education requirements in a mobile, nontraditional classroom format. Completing the GEM program is a key step toward earning your associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Learn more about the GEM Program. 

The Academic Institutions (AI) Portal

The AI Portal is a great resource to research your educational options. You will also need to use the AI Portal to apply for tuition assistance. You can visit the portal at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/aiportal. Once there, use the Search Institutions function to find Kaplan University.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

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Educational Plan

In order to enroll and begin your education and receive Army tuition assistance benefits, there are several steps you must complete, including developing your educational plan. This plan is essential to ensure you are on the right path to your educational goal. We can assist you in providing information about Kaplan University programs to help you develop your educational plan, and help outline the additional steps you will need to follow in order to enroll. You should also discuss your plan with your Educational Services Officer. 

Kaplan University has set up the following special programs and services:

Tuition Assistance (TA)

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Educational Plan

In order to enroll and begin your education and receive Navy tuition assistance benefits, there are several steps you must complete, including developing your educational plan. This plan is essential to ensure you are on the right path to your educational goal. We can assist you in providing information about Kaplan University programs to help you develop your educational plan, and help outline the additional steps you will need to follow in order to enroll. You should also discuss your plan with your Educational Services Officer.

Education at Sea

Flexibility is critical for all servicemembers pursuing education. Due to limited Internet connections onboard Navy vessels, it can be even more challenging for sailors.

Kaplan University programs provide the flexibility to put your education on hold if you are deployed without access to an Internet connection. However, if you wish to study at Kaplan University while deployed please note that attendance in weekly seminars, participation in online discussion groups, and posting of weekly assignments is required. Therefore, please make sure to discuss your upcoming duty assignments with your Admissions Advisor before enrolling.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Click here to review the new tuition assistance policies.

Educational Plan

In order to enroll and begin your education and receive Marine Corps tuition assistance benefits, there are several steps you must complete, including developing your educational plan. This plan is essential to ensure you are on the right path to your educational goal. We can assist you in providing information about Kaplan University programs to help you develop your educational plan, and help outline the additional steps you will need to follow in order to enroll. You should also discuss your plan with your Educational Services Officer.

Marine Academic Explorer Portal (AEX Portal)

Kaplan University participates in the Marine Academic Explorer website, and the AEX portal. Here, you can research course offerings and become familiar with Kaplan University.

Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)

Any servicemember who separates from the service or retires after June 1, 1999, can access his or her SMART. This transcript can help you determine whether your military training, occupation, or prior coursework could help shorten your path to a degree through awarded credit. The SMART Transcript Operations Center can be reached at 877.253.7122.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Click here to review the new tuition assistance policies.

Educational Plan

In order to enroll and begin your education and receive Coast Guard tuition assistance benefits, there are several steps you must complete, including developing your educational plan. This plan is essential to ensure you are on the right path to your educational goal. We can assist you in providing information about Kaplan University programs to help you develop your educational plan, and help outline the additional steps you will need to follow in order to enroll. You should also discuss your plan with your Educational Services Officer.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Click here to review the new tuition assistance policies.


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