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Take Classes While You Serve

Going to school while serving on active duty may seem like a daunting if not impossible task. But at University of Arkansas Grantham, higher education is attainable even while you actively serve. How? You have the flexibility to work toward your degree as it fits with your schedule. To accommodate the active duty lifestyle, we offer:

  • 100% online format—access your coursework from anywhere in the world
  • 8-week courses with monthly start dates
  • No set class times
  • Student resources available 24/7
  • A veteran support team providing an array of resources
  • Flexible deployment policies
  • Funding guidance for TA
$250
per credit hour

undergraduate and graduate tuition

$0
All resources waived

includes books, software and subscriptions


Faith White

Faith White’s personal mission was to finish her master’s degree—even though she was about to begin a six-month deployment overseas. With the support of her UA Grantham instructors and the flexibility of online classes, Faith was able to complete her degree as she moved from station to station across several different countries.

Benefit from Discounted Tuition

Active duty service members are eligible for UA Grantham’s Heroes Program, which aims to lower education costs for military members, first responders, licensed or certified patient care workers, and their families. As part of the Heroes Program, you’ll receive a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit hour, complimentary textbooks and waived software and technology fees.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

UA Grantham is approved by all U.S. military branches for TA, meaning all active duty service members are able to use their TA to attend. Accessing and applying your military TA is a process that can take up to four weeks, so it’s best to get started as soon as possible.


Extend Your TA

Your TA benefit will cover some or most of your education costs, but it may not cover all of them. So what happens when your TA runs out? You have options to keep yourself enrolled in classes, including military grants. UA Grantham’s Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. Resilience Grant is available to all eligible military students using TA. At up to $1,000 annually per student, this granth helps bridge the gap until your benefits are replenished. You’ll be able to continue with your studies without having to tap into GI Bill® benefits or use other forms of military financial assistance. For more information, contact your Student Advisor.

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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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Get (Transfer) Credit Where Credit is Due

UA Grantham is one of the few online colleges for military and veterans that will evaluate the experience you already have for comparable course credit at no cost. By maximizing military training, life experience and prior college coursework, you can shorten your path to graduation by up to 75% and avoid taking unnecessary courses. To get the credit evaluation process started, order your transcripts using the appropriate military branch link below.

Please note: Many DoD websites have security certificates that most personal computers will not automatically accept. To access the links below, you will likely be prompted to manually accept their security certificates.

Education and Military Service

When balancing active duty service with higher education, service member students have a lot to consider. Luckily, there are plenty of options and guidance to help you succeed in both worlds.

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University of Arkansas Grantham has received multiple awards and recognitions for being military friendly

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