Military Spouses

Save time and money with a tuition reduction, transfer credits, and more. Keep your education on track with our flexible leave of absence policy.

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Empowering Military Spouses With Flexible Online Learning

Purdue Global’s online programs offer you practical, affordable solutions to keep your academic goals on track, wherever you are.

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.

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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Tuition Savings and Pathways to Credit for Military Spouses

Earn Credits for Your Past Accomplishments*

  • 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 44% on tuition with prior learning credits.

  • 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 43 credits (8 courses) as a result of submitting a portfolio.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Receive a Tuition Reduction

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

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.#

MyCAA

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.

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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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

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Military OneSource

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

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

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

Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in 2018–2019 and applied eligible prior learning (transfer, experiential, or credit by exam) credits saved an average of $29,000 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 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 Assessment policy.

Purdue Global military spouse students who passed EL206 and submitted a portfolio for evaluation in 2018-2019 earned an average of 43 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 Assessment policy.

§Military tuition rates cannot be combined with other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack™ pricing.

#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.