Navy Education Resources and Special Programs

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Flexible Online Education for
Sailors and Veterans

At Purdue Global, we pride ourselves on being able to give back to those who serve our country with the opportunity to achieve a high-quality education. As part of the respected Purdue University system, you can be confident that you’re earning a degree from a regionally accredited, Navy-friendly public university.

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. Because we understand that your experience as a U.S. Navy officer is invaluable, we offer flexible education programs that help you achieve your academic and professional goals. With our experiential credit option, you can turn your Navy training into college credit, allowing you to earn your degree faster. 

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 rate in a given rating. ESTIMATES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OF CREDIT. Credit totals reflect credit for occupation training. They do not include credit for standard courses required for rank advancement, transfer credit from prior institutions, credit by examination, or experiential learning, which could further increase the number of credits you may be eligible to receive. Exact transfer credit amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Services Transcript(s).

Education Pathways for Navy Servicemembers

  • Flexible Programs

    Education at Sea

    Flexibility is critical for all servicemembers pursuing education. Due to limited Internet connections onboard Navy vessels, it can be even more challenging for sailors. Purdue Global programs provide the flexibility to put your education on hold if you are deployed without access to an Internet connection.

    If you wish to study at Purdue Global while deployed, note that attendance in weekly seminars, participation in online discussion groups, and posting of weekly assignments is required. Therefore, please make sure to discuss your upcoming duty assignments with your Admissions Advisor before enrolling.

  • Educational Plan

    The First Step Toward a Degree

    Developing your educational plan is one of several steps you must complete in order to enroll, begin your education, and receive Navy tuition assistance benefits. This plan is essential to ensuring you are on the right path to achieving your educational goals. Our Military Student Support Center can help you develop your educational plan, as well as guide you through the enrollment process. You should also discuss this plan with your Educational Services Officer.

  • Tuition Reductions

    We Offer an Affordable Education for Military Students

    We believe you have earned a quality education through your service and should not have to pay excessive out-of-pocket expenses to reach your educational goal.*

    • Current Servicemembers (including Guard and Reserve): 55% per-credit reduction for undergraduate programs (plus we waive the resource fee) and 17% to 30% per-credit reduction for graduate programs
    • Veterans: 38% per-credit reduction for undergraduate programs and 14% per-credit reduction for graduate programs
    • Military Spouses: 10% per-credit reduction for undergraduate and graduate programs

Sailors, Maximize Your Navy Journey 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.

Transfer Credit Pathways

We have mapped a select few Navy ratings into various degree options, allowing you to pursue a degree program that may not specifically be related to your rating 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 Navy rating reviews ensures that the required outcomes needed to earn a college degree are achieved either 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.

Navy 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.

    TA is the Navy's educational financial assistance program. It provides active-duty sailors 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?

    In accordance with ALNAV 004/21, effective October 1, 2021, there is an annual cap of $4,500 per individual, which falls within each fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). This fiscal year cap applies to both TA and NCPACE DL combined. Payment for tuition will not exceed the following caps:

    • $250.00 per semester hour
    • $166.67 per quarter hour
    • 18 semester hours (27 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, and a 30% tuition reduction on graduate programs (except DNP).

  • TA Eligibility

    Who Is Eligible?

    TA is available to:

    • Active-duty sailors with a minimum of 3 years of service
    • Enlisted Naval Reservists ordered to active duty for 120 days or more
    • Naval Reserve Officers ordered to active duty for 2 years beyond the course term end date

    To qualify, you must:

    • Be on active duty for the duration of the course term.
    • Receive counseling from a Navy College Education Counselor [Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center (VEC)].
    • Provide grades from all previous TA-funded courses and reimburse all collectable grades. (Withdrawals for involuntary reasons may be granted an indebtedness waiver.)
    • If an officer, agree to remain on active duty for at least 2 years upon completion of the course(s) term end date. This obligation runs concurrently with remaining obligated service time. If you do not complete the required service obligation, you must repay the TA funds expended on your behalf during the last 2 years of active duty on a prorated basis.

  • TA Coverage

    What Is Covered?

    NAVADMIN 214/21 provides a new list of eligibility requirement for TA/NCPACE participants. For questions regarding eligibility, degree plans, or other education funding options, contact the NCVEC at 877-838-1659.

    TA will cover only tuition and pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses.

    TA does NOT cover books and course materials, academic institution fees, flight training 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.

  • My Education/WebTA

    What is My Education/WebTA?

    My Education is the central portal for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard TA processing. A servicemember submits a WebTA application via the My Education portal each time TA is requested for a specific term. Each service branch authorizes their respective WebTA applications. For sailors, the My Education portal is accessed through the Navy College Program website. Please read all pertinent NAVADMINs for the most up-to-date information.

  • Additional Info

    Where Can I Learn More?

    Visit the Navy TA website.

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Degrees for Military Students

We offer flexible programs designed to support those who balance career, duty, family, and their studies.


*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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

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 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.

§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 Assessment policy.