At National University, applications are reviewed throughout the year so you can start classes any month of the year online, on-site or on-site. We understand that your experience as a Marine has provided you with valuable training. Now continue your training in the United States Marine Corps with our 75+ degree programs and certification offerings. Whether you want to pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, we have something for every US Marine.
United States Marine Corps Education
As a Marine Corps-friendly university, we are proud to offer Marines the opportunity to earn a degree. Our month-long courses have been designed specifically for military students of all branches so you can attend class without disrupting your duties.
USMC College Admission Process
Review the USMC college admissions and registration process before submitting your application. For more information, contact National University Military Admissions at (877) 628-6828.
Step 1: Determine USMC Tuition Assistance Level (USMC TA)
Contact your base’s base education office to complete a Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Application. Completing this USMC Tuition Assistance Form will qualify you for a degree.
Step 2: Apply online to National University
Complete the online National University registration form. Once the USMC TA Authorization Form is completed and signed, you can fax, email, or deliver the TA forms to your counselor. To ensure that you get the most out of your tuition assistance, see the Financial Aid page on the National University website for more information. Requests are processed within one week, but AT authorization will take longer to process. A verification of your registration and a welcome letter will be emailed to you once everything has been processed.
Step 3: Take placement tests
If you are a first-time student, you must take the ACU Placement Test online or on-site within the first 30 days of enrollment.
Step 4: Select your study program
Determine the degree or program that interests you. Check out our list of online programs available to take classes anywhere in the world, or check out the locations page for onsite or onsite physical location programs.
Step 5: Obtain textbooks and course materials
Once you have submitted your registration form, received confirmation of registration, and submitted your technical support forms and payment, you can order your textbooks and other course materials online from the university bookstore. .
Marine Corps Tuition Assistance
If you serve as a Marine, the Education Assistance Benefit for Tuition can help you during your active duty so that you can work toward your educational goals while serving your country.
If you are a Marine Corps officer (whether commissioned or not) and wish to use tuition assistance to further your education, you must agree to an additional two years of active duty. In the event that you must leave the Marine Corps prior to the completion of your obligation, you will be required to repay a pro-rated amount of the assistance you have already received.
The Department of Defense’s Standard Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of military members’ personal and professional development goals. The current fiscal year TA policy allows active duty military members to receive tuition assistance of $4,500 per year.
US Marines Corps College Tuition and Fees
As of March 1, 2022, the National University military tuition rates are as follows:
|On the basic course||Online course|
|Undergraduate (per unit trimester)||$166||$166|
|Graduated (per unit trimester)||$182.67||$218|
In addition to our military tuition discount, you may be eligible to apply for veterans benefits under existing veterans programs. The National University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Note that some service branches have established specific guidelines or limits for their members that do not reflect standard policy. Please check with your Educational Services Manager to find out what benefits are available to you. For more information on tuition assistance, visit the DANTES website or contact our veterans office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].
Benefits of Marine Corps Education
Just like the Army and Navy, the Marine Corps encourages its personnel to use this benefit at any type of educational institution, including accredited schools that offer online degrees. Again, the only requirement if you choose a virtual learning environment is that the school must be accredited.
U.S. Marine Transfer Information
National University offers transfer-friendly degree programs to help you maximize as much of your already earned credits as possible, including college credits from other accredited institutions, professional or technical certifications, and training and military experience.
For more information on transferring to NU, contact our veterans office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].
National University Accreditation
National University has been regionally accredited by the WASC Higher Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC) since 1977. As a regionally accredited institution, NU has met the highest standards of educational quality. Learn more about our regional accreditation.
Best Marine Corps Education Programs
The National University offers a program that is suitable for everyone! As a Marine Corps Friendly University, we have students from all over the country. Some of the most popular education programs selected by Marines are:
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes, as a Marine up to 100% of your education costs can be covered. The federal government has programs like Tuition Assistance, the GI Bill, and the Marine Corps College Fund to help Marines pay for their education.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to all active duty Marines. Active Reserve Marines may also be eligible for tuition assistance. You must apply for tuition assistance online at WebTA.