To further assist our active duty military service members, Abilene Christian University is proud to launch our Military Tuition Assistance program designed to recognize the financial challenges faced when pursuing a higher education.
According to research experts, 888,300 of United States Armed Forces personnel held at least a high school diploma compared to 194,000 who held a bachelor’s degree in 2021. That’s why the Department of Defense (DoD) has announced various efforts to increase the educational level of service members and their spouses. And that’s where ACU steps in.
The Tuition Assistance program is divided into four compartments depending on the student’s standing and financial need. ACU Online undergraduate students in active duty status qualify for our Active Duty Undergraduate tuition assistance rate, which reduces the cost from $395 to $250 per credit hour. This tuition savings applies to any undergraduate active duty service member in branches including Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. ACU Online graduate students in active duty status qualify for our Active Duty Graduate tuition assistance rate, which reduces the cost from $799-650 to $495 per credit hour. Veterans, reservists and Department of Defense employees are also eligible for a 10% tuition discount on all online programs.
ACU also recognizes the sacrifices that military families and spouses make when their loved ones are deployed. As a way to honor those individuals, ACU offers military spouses a 10% tuition discount on all online programs.
“Supporting our brave military service members is something ACU has always taken great pride in,” said Jessica Manning, vice president for enrollment management for ACU Dallas. “This tuition assistance program is designed specifically to alleviate financial struggles that could stand in the way of our country’s greatest heroes and their higher education.”
As a national supporter of our country’s military men and women, ACU understands the difficulties that come with demanding schedules and frequent relocations. Hosting several military service members in our collaborative online learning platform, ACU aims to open this program as an additional symbol of championing our military students who need financial assistance to balance their military duties and educational aspirations.
For more information about our Military Assistance programs and how ACU seeks to provide opportunities for service members across the country, visit acu.edu/admissions-aid/military-students/