Army College Education Resources and Special Programs

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Flexible Online Education for
Soldiers and Veterans

At Purdue Global, we pride ourselves on being an Army-friendly college and being able to give back to those who serve our country with an opportunity to achieve a high-quality education. 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 180 online programs to choose from.

Because we understand that your experience as a U.S. Army soldier is invaluable, we offer programs to help you get a jump-start in achieving your academic and professional goals. Your Army lifelong learning combined with coursework tailored to your MOS can reduce the time and efforts needed to earn your college degree.

How Close Are You to a Degree?
With our specialized transfer credit pathways, your military training counts as credit toward a Purdue Global degree.
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The transfer credit tool will provide an estimate of how many credits you may be eligible to receive based on your skill level/rate/rank in a given MOS/Rating/AFSC. ESTIMATES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OF CREDIT. Credit totals for Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines are based on an educational mapping of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation training. Credit totals for Army reflect credit occupation training. Exact transfer credit amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Services Transcript(s).

Army Education Pathways

Soldiers, Maximize Your Military Training With Our PME2Degree Program

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

An Option for Everyone

We have mapped at least one degree option to every occupation and skill level. This evaluation allows you to pursue a degree program that may not specifically be related to your occupation but is relevant to your ultimate career goals.§

Uncompromised Quality

The comprehensive nature of our Army occupational reviews ensures that the required outcomes needed to earn a college 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.

Army Education Benefits and Tuition Assistance (TA)

  • Tuition Assistance (TA)

    What Is Tuition Assistance?

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

    TA provides active-duty soldiers with funding for tuition costs associated with courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).

    Purdue Global is a regionally accredited institution and has signed the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

  • TA Tuition Caps

    What Are the Tuition Caps?

    There is an annual cap of $4,500 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)
    • 16 semester hours (24 quarter credit hours) of TA-funded courses per fiscal year

    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 Credit Caps

    What Are the Credit Caps?

    Current Army policy limits TA to:

    • 130 semester hours (195 quarter credit hours) of undergraduate credit or a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first
    • 39 semester hours (58.5 quarter credit hours) of graduate credit or a master's degree, whichever comes first (the 39 semester hour limit applies to all credits taken after completion of a baccalaureate degree)
    • 21 semester hours (31.5 quarter credit hours) toward an academic certificate/diploma

    Purdue Global is on the quarter-hour system. Our bachelor’s degree programs are 180 quarter credit hours and many master’s degree programs are under the 58 quarter credit hour limit.

  • TA Eligibility

    Who Is Eligible?

    TA is available to active-duty soldiers, including members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) serving in the Selected Reserve. Effective June 6, 2018, to qualify, you must:

    • Be on active duty for the duration of the course term.
    • Have sufficient time in service remaining to complete all courses for which you are requesting TA.
    • Request TA through GoArmyEd.
    • Resolve any GoArmyEd-imposed account holds, including, but not limited to, unsuccessful, incomplete, or missing class grades; minimum grade point average; incorrect civilian education level; missing/unapproved degree plan; expired or missing statement of understanding; and semester hour and annual and lifetime TA limits.
    • If an officer, complete the required service obligation. Active-duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of 2 years, and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of 4 years. The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.
    • If a soldier in Active Guard and Reserve status, you must have a designation of satisfactory participant.
    • Not be under suspension of favorable personnel actions in accordance with AR 600-8-2.
    • Not be a contracted Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship cadet or Green-to-Gold ROTC program cadet.

  • TA Coverage

    What Is Covered?

    TA may be used for the following programs:

    • Associate’s degrees
    • Bachelor’s degrees
    • Master’s degrees
    • Certificates/diplomas

    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 the following:

    • A lateral or lower-level degree than you already possess (e.g., second associate's or bachelor's degree)
    • Doctor’s degrees, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (MD, JD, DNP, PhD, etc.)
    • Courses available in Army e-Learning unless the class is required as part of the official degree plan
    • Institutional challenge examinations/credit-by-examination, credit awarded based solely on an assessment of prior learning and/or experience, portfolio evaluation, or review of military or civilian transcript(s)
    • Any course for which you have already received reimbursement, in whole or in part, from any other Federal source, including veterans’ education benefits and Service-funded programs (ROTC scholarship, education-related incentive or bonus, and advanced civil schooling) when the TA payment would constitute a duplication of benefits. Federal student aid loan, grant, and work-study programs are not considered a duplication of benefit.

  • Additional Info

    Where Can I Learn More?

    Visit the GoArmyEd website.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*The 6-course determination is based on the transfer of 63 quarter credit hours toward the 90-credit AAS in Small Group Management. Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of common core coursework, credit for occupation duties, and credit for additional sources of prior learning (such as functional training, CLEP/DSST exams, and other college credit), including a specific general education or major requirement being fulfilled. Credit awards will vary based on occupation, skill level, completed military courses as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s), and applicable prior learning that can apply toward degree requirements. Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your 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 rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other Purdue Global grants or tuition reduction, including Purdue Global Tuition Cap or ExcelTrack™ pricing. Per-credit tuition reductions are based on standard tuition rate of $371.00. Indiana resident pricing for undergraduate veterans is $220.00 per credit; no additional reductions are applied due to this lowered tuition rate.

§Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.