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Military Tuition


NAU offers a reduced tuition rate with no charge for instructional materials or technology fees for the following categories:

  • Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Service Members
  • Retired and Separated Service Members
  • Dependents with an unexpired United States Uniformed Services ID card


To be eligible, students must possess an unexpired United States Uniformed Services ID card, unexpired Common Access Card (CAC), or a DD Form 214 with a character of service of honorable. Eligible students who wish to receive the reduced tuition rate must complete and submit the Self-Certification of Military Status form before the first day of the academic term for which the reduced rate is requested. To submit the form, email it to Students must allow for verification of military status or must complete required documentation.

Tuition Rates:

  • Undergraduate - $166.66 per quarter credit hour
  • Master’s - $260.00 per quarter credit hour
  • Ed.D. Doctoral - $750.00 per credit hour
  • Henley-Putnam Doctoral - $370.00 per quarter credit hour

Note: For an undergraduate separated servicemember to receive the military reduced tuition rate, the servicemember must be a first-time NAU student with an enrollment date effective Spring term 2017 or later and possess a DD Form 214 with a character of service of honorable. Students who qualify for the reduced rate will have no charge for instructional material or technology fees. Students remain responsible for specialty course fees and a matriculation fee. *The Military Tuition Rate does not apply to the Nursing Clinical Core.*


National American University has dedicated Military Finance Advisors to help you understand your military benefits and financing options.

VA Benefits

The term GI Bill® refers to any U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard Armed Forces, and their families. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the cost of education. The GI Bill® includes several programs, each of which is administered differently depending on your eligibility and duty status. 

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 Website at


Military Tuition Assistance

Active members of the military may be eligible for military tuition assistance.



In order to apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants are required to provide the name of National American University and the University’s school code (004057) on the FAFSA.

If you completed a “Renewal Notice” or have previously completed a FAFSA for the current year at a different school, you do not have to file a new FAFSA.

After submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a “Student Aid Report” (SAR) from the US Department of Education. You should review the report for accuracy.

For additional information, you can contact the Military Finance Department at 816-600-3950 or by email at

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