GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY SERVES THE MILITARY COMMUNITY
With honor, Grand Canyon University (GCU) proudly serves military service members, veterans, Department of Defense personnel and their dependents. The demands of military life, with deployments and irregular schedules, can make school complex. In addition to traditional campus classes, GCU offers flexible online and evening degree programs to help you enhance skills, and gain a competitive edge in military and civilian markets. Forge your path at GCU, one of the nation's top military-friendly colleges.
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Air University Partnership
GCU is proud to partner with Air University to offer an Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) to help airmen earn their bachelor's degree. Learn more about this partnership and how you can earn your degree from GCU.
Veterans Affairs Office
The GCU Veterans Affairs Office offers dedicated advisors and military benefit liaisons who can help you learn how to use your benefits to earn your degree at GCU. Explore your benefits and learn the steps to apply.
Benefits Rank High Among Military Students
GCU offers degree programs in today's high-demand fields, such as accounting, business, counseling, justice studies, education, leadership, nursing and more. As a leading military university, we understand you need convenience and balance. That is why we offer many degree programs online, including the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management, presented in partnership with the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).
With small classes taught by industry experts and rigorous curricula, we prepare you to become a critical thinker, effective communicator and responsible leader. For questions about enrollment or benefits, call 855-GCU-LOPE and ask to speak to the military university department. GCU also offers the following benefits to members of the military community:
- A Dedicated Military Team - From guiding you through the enrollment process to assisting with benefits, we are honored to serve you. Our dedicated military university team, comprised mostly of veterans, serves as a knowledgeable resource for military students and their families.
- Reduced Academic Residency - Transfer credits from another university or from the military to help you earn your degree. Complete 25 percent or more of your degree requirements with GCU to uphold our residency requirement (30 percent for online programs).
- Credit for Military Training and Non-Traditional Learning - GCU supports the Executive Order on Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Members, and follow the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines in awarding credits for military experience.
- Streamlined Transferring with SOC Partners - Moving frequently makes completing a degree difficult. With SOC, your home college agrees to issue a Partnership Student Agreement to "contract for degree" between you and your home college, and remains in effect even if you leave the military.
Student Veterans Association
Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus, while also getting to know other veterans? Connect and build new relationships with military veterans and service members at GCU by joining our chapter of the Student Veterans Association.
Benefits for Military Students
GCU follows military policies and processes for the Tuition Assistance (TA) program and other military benefits. Get started on your benefits process by speaking with your military university counselor. Call 855-GCU-LOPE for more information.
Military Tuition Assistance and Costs
Eligible members of the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard may use military TA benefits at GCU. We also offer a special military rate per credit hour to support active service members and their spouses, in addition to scholarships for other military members and their dependents.
GCU’s Campus Veterans Center
Station yourself in GCU's campus Veterans Center, a centralized hub for veterans' assistance, studying and networking. In the center, you have access to a range of services, including assistance from school-certifying officials and GCU's textbook exchange.
LOPES Credit Evaluation
Save time and money attaining your degree by requesting a free LOPES Credit Evaluation. At GCU, military students may transfer up to 60 credits from training (up to 30 military credits, plus 30 alternative transfer credits), as well as approved certificates or national exams.
Transfer Military Credits
Military members and veterans may have earned college credits through military training and experiences. Explore the resources available to help you determine how your experience can transfer to your GCU degree program.
GCU Shopping Sheet
For service members and veterans, choosing the right college can be a difficult task. GCU aims to provide clear and concise information to aid in your research. Complete the shopping sheet to estimate the financial investment to achieve your academic goals at GCU.
Military spouses and child dependents of active military members and veterans can take advantage of special scholarships off tuition and a special military rate per credit hour. Call 855-GCU-LOPE to speak with a university counselor and learn more about this opportunity.
Military Benefit Forms
Students eligible for an online military tuition scholarship must complete and submit the appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the admissions process. Contact your military university counselor at 855-GCU-LOPE to obtain a copy of the MOU.