Education Benefits for Military Spouses

Save time and money with a tuition reduction, transfer credits, and more.


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Empowering Military Spouses With Flexible Online Learning

Purdue Global’s online programs offer you practical, affordable solutions to achieve your academic goals, wherever you are. Keep your education on track with our flexible leave of absence policy.

As a military spouse, you serve our country with the sacrifices you make for your family during your partner’s active-duty career; such as relocating on short notice or putting your own education plans on hold.

Learning online at Purdue Global gives you the flexibility to overcome many of the challenges that prevent you from completing your degree. Attend classes, join discussion boards, contact your advisor and much more, from virtually anywhere.

Life for military spouses can be hectic. Let us help you open the door to new opportunities.

Homefront Education Grant

In support of Purdue Global servicemember students, we invite spouses and dependent family members of active-duty, National Guard and Reserve, and veteran students to apply for a special grant that offers a reduced tuition rate of $230 per credit hour.

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Tuition Savings and Pathways to Credit for Military Spouses

  • Transfer Credits

    Transfer Credits

    Up to 75% of your undergraduate degree can be credits earned outside Purdue Global. For transfer credits, have your transcripts from each prior institution sent to the Office of the Registrar. Bachelor’s graduates saved 50% on tuition with prior learning credits.

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  • Credits for Prior Work and Life Experience

    Credits for Prior Work and Life Experience

    Purdue Global offers a course that helps you consolidate your prior experience into a portfolio to submit for credit toward undergraduate programs. On average, military spouses gained 34 credits (7 courses) as a result of submitting a portfolio.

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  • Credits for Certifications and Training

    Credits for Certifications and Training

    If you have completed a professional certification or training program, you may be eligible for credit toward a degree.

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  • Exams and Course Assessments

    Exams and Course Assessments

    Earn credits by passing standardized exams offered by approved organizations, or course assessments offered by Purdue Global.

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Receive a Tuition Reduction

Military spouses are eligible for a 10% tuition reduction on any of Purdue Global’s 175+ online programs.§

Military Spouses Benefits

Flexible Leave of Absence

Take up to 12 months, with an option to renew your status for another year, and restart classes where you left off, without retaking them. Our leave of absence policy was created specifically for military families and spouses who have experienced a Civilian Relocation/Permanent Change of Station (PCS) within the last 12 months.

24/7 Career Assistance

Access Purdue Global’s online CareerNetwork day or night to get help with a resume or learn how to communicate your skills and strengths to employers. 

Military Student Support

Learning online isn’t learning alone. Even if you’re halfway around the world, you’re an active part of a vibrant community of military-affiliated students and experienced military advisors who understand your special needs.

3-Week Trial Period

Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Try undergraduate classes for 3 weeks before you owe any tuition. This is the Purdue Global Commitment, and it’s your assurance of our institution’s academic quality.#


Apply for up to $4,000 in tuition assistance through the MyCAA scholarship program, available to eligible military spouses earning associate’s degrees, certificates, certifications, or licenses.

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Your spouse’s Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits may be transferrable to you if your spouse chooses not to use them. Explore this often-overlooked way to save on your education.**

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Military OneSource

Access information about education, relocation, parenting, stress, and other issues facing military families with the Department of Defense online resource.

Student Military Association

Purdue Global’s Student Military Association is a great place to start connecting with military classmates worldwide and accessing online resources to help you succeed.

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Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


*Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Prior Learning Credit Savings—Bachelor's: Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in 2021–2022 and applied eligible prior learning (transfer, experiential, or credit by exam) credits saved an average of $34,000 toward the total degree. Campus tuition and prior learning savings vary by location. Savings based on overall cost of completion without prior learning credit. Calculation based on total prior learning credit times standard cost per credit in student's program of study. Individual savings will vary. Calculation includes campus and military students. Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy. Source: Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

Work/Life Experience Credit Savings—Military Spouse: Purdue Global military spouse students who passed EL206 and submitted a portfolio for evaluation in 2020–2021 earned an average of 34 quarter credit hours toward their Purdue Global undergraduate degrees. Eligible college credits articulate into Purdue Global undergraduate degree plans. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning policy. See for course fee refund policy. Source: Purdue Global School of General Studies, March 2022. 2020–2021 academic year.

§Military Tuition Rates: Military tuition rates cannot be combined with other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack® pricing.

#Three-Week Trial: Classes count toward a degree if satisfactorily completed. No credits are earned if the student withdraws during the introductory period (3 weeks for new qualifying undergraduate students), which begins day one of the first term. Students who choose to continue their studies at Purdue Global will need to meet specific requirements. Graduate programs not included. Additional terms may apply to international and non-U.S. citizen students. For further information, see the University Catalog.