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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,151
  • Online BAH
    $916.50
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    NO
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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Abilene Christian University: Online Learning

ACU Online is a 4-year, private university located in Abilene, Texas. Students at ACU Online can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, & certificate degree programs.

ACU Online Military & Veteran Support Programs

ACU Online offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Is ACU Online a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, ACU Online is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is ACU Online a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, ACU Online is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does ACU Online offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, ACU Online offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does ACU Online offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, ACU Online offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

As a service member, veteran, or reservist, you will receive a 10% discount on your tuition. And you can request to have your military training evaluated to help further reduce the cost and time to complete your degree. Additionally, all new ACU Online students will are eligible for our 4th Course Free Scholarship. 

What are ACU Online’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $1,515 per credit hour, ACU's online tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.  

As a service member, veteran, or reservist, you will receive a 10% discount on your tuition. And you can request to have your military training evaluated to help further reduce the cost and time to complete your degree. Additionally, all new ACU Online students will are eligible for our 4th Course Free Scholarship. Find out more about our military benefits and what you qualify for by speaking with an advisor today at 855-219-7300.

For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does ACU Online offer online degree programs?

Yes, ACU Online offers online degree programs. 

Is ACU Online approved for Tuition Assistance?

No, ACU Online is NOT approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Does ACU Online offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

No, ACU Online does not have master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Is ACU Online a military friendly school?

ACU is considered military friendly.  They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Texas, yellow ribbon school.  In addition, the school is not approved for tuition assistance, which offers a reduced tuition rate for military.

Is ACU Online a MyCAA school?

No, ACU Online is NOT a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from Abilene Christian University Online

A Christ-Centered Education That Comes to You. 

At ACU our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

One of America’s Best Colleges.

Abilene Christian University is ranked No. 15 among 128 top-tier regional universities in the West. ACU is also ranked No. 9 in “Best Value Schools,” which takes into account a school’s academic quality weighed against net cost of attendance, No. 4 in “Most Innovative Schools” and No. 9 in “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the West.

Military Friendly.

As a service member, veteran, or reservist*, you will receive a 10% discount off of your tuition. Additionally, you can request to have your military training evaluated to help further reduce the cost and time to complete your degree. *Please speak with an admission advisor for qualifying details.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 37,800
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 25,162
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    - $ 12,638
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 395
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 145
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,151
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    NO
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    NO
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    NO
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    NO
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    Undergraduate
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $37,800
    In State
    $0
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $0
    Campus
    $395
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $0
    Campus
    $825
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,250
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 250
Student Population
  • Student Count
    600
    Undergraduate
    850
    Graduate
    400
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    34%
    Population
  • Female
    66%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Nontraditional
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
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