Air and Space Force Education Resources and Special Programs

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Flexible Online Education for Airmen, Guardians, and Veterans

Whether you want to earn an associate’s degree or advance toward a bachelor’s, master’s, or even doctoral degree, Purdue Global has more than 175 online programs to choose from. As part of the respected Purdue University system, you can be confident that you’re earning a quality education from a regionally accredited public university.

From our distinguished, experienced faculty to our dedicated support services, Purdue Global delivers military-focused support and the flexibility you need to succeed—including military Advisors to assist with Air Force and Space Force education benefits, resource fee waivers for servicemembers, and no-cost tutoring services. As a student, you’ll discover that learning online at Purdue Global is a highly interactive experience, giving you ample opportunities to advance in your military career.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Military Servicemembers and Veterans Earn Credit For Your Military Training

    Note: Estimates are not a guarantee of credit. Awards are subject to change. Contact an Advisor to request an evaluation. See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

    Air and Space Force Education Pathways

    See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

    Fly, Fight, and Stay on Course With Our PME2Degree® Program

    The PME2Degree® program is a holistic approach to providing the best education option based on your individual goals and the most efficient path to achieve those goals.

    Transfer Credit Pathways

    We have mapped a select few Air Force specialty codes (AFSCs) into various degree options, allowing you to pursue a degree program that may not specifically be related to your AFSC, but is relevant to your ultimate career goals. In addition, we will review your military transcript for potential credit toward your degree of choice.

    Uncompromised Quality

    The comprehensive nature of our AFSC reviews ensures that the required outcomes needed to earn a degree are either achieved in military service or through the degree plan.

    Built for Lifelong Learning

    At Purdue Global, we are committed to your ongoing success. We provide a continuous learning path, making it easier for you to explore the next steps in your academic journey from earning an associate’s degree to progressing to a bachelor’s, master’s, and even doctoral degree.

    With our generous transfer options, credits earned in many of our degree programs can be transferred into a Purdue Global advanced degree, allowing you to achieve your ultimate academic and career goals. Along with transfer credits, we also re-evaluate your training to apply it toward the next degree level.

    See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

    Air Force and Space Force Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance

    • Tuition Assistance (TA)

      What Is Tuition Assistance?

      Tuition assistance is a benefit paid to eligible servicemembers who meet specific requirements to receive TA benefits.

      The Air Force and Space Force Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides active-duty airmen and guardians with funding for tuition costs associated with courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Purdue Global is a regionally accredited institution.

    • TA Caps

      What Are the Caps?

      There is an annual cap of $4,550 per individual, which falls within each fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). Payment for tuition will not exceed the following caps:

      • $250.00 per semester hour
      • $166.67 per quarter hour
      • $16.67 per clock hour (for approved certificate/diploma programs only)

      Purdue Global is on the quarter-hour system. Current servicemembers, including Guard and Reserve, are eligible for a 55% per-credit tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, which reduces per-credit tuition to $165, which is below the per-quarter-hour cap.

    • TA Eligiblity

      Who Is Eligible?

      TA is available to active-duty airmen, guardians, and Air Force and Space Force Reservists. Please visit the Air Force Portal for additional eligibility requirements.

      To qualify, you must:

      • Be on active duty for the duration of the course term
      • Attend an institution accredited by a regional, national, or professional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
      • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • TA Coverage

      What Is Covered?

      TA may be used for academic or technical courses and degree programs taken from 2- or 4-year institutions on base, off base, or by correspondence.

      TA will cover only tuition.

      TA does NOT cover books and course materials, academic institution fees, or retakes of the same course. Additionally, TA will not fund your courses if you leave the service before the course ends, you quit the course for reasons other than personal illness, military transfer, or mission requirements, or you fail the course. In the event one of these situations occurs, you will have to provide reimbursement for any funds already paid.

      TA is NOT authorized for courses leading to a lateral or lower-level degree than you already possess (e.g., second associate's or bachelor's degree). TA is also not authorized for post-master's degree coursework or degrees.

    • Apply for TA

      Where Can I Apply?

      To apply for TA, please visit the Air Force Portal.

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    Degrees for Military Students

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    Air Force GEM Program: The CCAF associate's degree combines college courses with your Air and Space Force training. Please visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center or your education office to determine what training is required to complete your degree, in addition to the five GEM courses. Approval to participate in these programs should not be taken as an endorsement by the United States Air and Space Force.

    Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

    Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

    Military Credit Awards: Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your CCAF and official Joint Service Transcript(s). Applicable state-specific program requirements, as listed in the University Catalog, may reduce the available transfer credits. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

    Military Tuition Reduction: Military tuition rates cannot be combined with other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack® pricing. Per-credit tuition reductions are based on standard tuition rate of $371.00.