National University
National University

National University

Online School

Partner school

Overview

4 Year Private Urban

$2,783 BAH Rate

$1,054 Online BAH Rate

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military service

GI Bill approved program

Military Tuition Assistance - approved programs

MyCAA approved

National University

As a Veteran-founded nonprofit and top educator of the U.S. military, National University is uniquely positioned to help servicemembers, Veterans, and their families pursue higher education. With convenient course formats, credit for military experience, and dedicated support for military families, NU has the resources you need to succeed. As a military-inclusive college and Yellow Ribbon school, we accept the post-9/11 GI Bill®. In addition, our Veteran Center provides guidance and support to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. National University has been designated a Military Friendly® School for 2023-2024.

Unique Vet Offerings at National University

National University offers one-month classes, designed specifically for military students, are offered online, on campus, and on over a dozen military bases, so you can attend class without disrupting your duties. National University says that “tuition assistance will cover the costs for studying at NU.”

National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. Founded in 1971, National University consists of five schools and one college, including:

  • The Schools of Business and Management
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Technology and Media
  • Health and Human Services
  • Professional Studies
  • The College of Letters and Sciences

National University Military & Veteran Support Programs

National University offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Does National University offer online degree programs?

Yes, National University does not currently offer online degree programs.

Is National University a GI Bill®-approved school?

Yes, National University is a GI Bill®-approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that the GI Bill® covers your preferred degree program.

Is National University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, National University is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of its 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.

Does National University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, National University offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master's programs.

Eligible students may have up to 100% of its tuition, with zero out-of-pocket costs. You will need to check with the school to ensure that the Yellow Ribbon in fact covers your preferred advanced degree program.

Does National University offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, National University does offer a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. You should verify with the university to find out if the rate is below the military tuition assistance cap of $250 per credit hour. Otherwise, you may have out-of-pocket tuition costs for which you would be responsible.

What are National University's military tuition rates for active military using tuition assistance funding?

At $250 per credit hour National University's tuition rate for active military does not exceed the military tuition assistance rate cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.

Please contact the school to verify that the courses you wish to pursue do not exceed the $250 rate cap for military tuition assistance.

What are National University's online tuition rates for active military?

At $250 per credit hour National University's tuition rate for active military does not exceed the military tuition assistance rate cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.

Please contact the school to verify that the courses you wish to pursue do not exceed the $250 rate cap for military tuition assistance.

Is National University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, National University is approved for Tuition Assistance.

Eligible students may have up to 100% of its tuition, with zero out-of-pocket costs. You will need to verify with the school to ensure that Tuition Assistance covers your preferred degree program.

Does National University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, National University has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military 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 degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is National University a military friendly school?

National University is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Yellow Ribbon School.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is National University a MyCAA school?

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

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