Military & Veterans
As part of our mission to make higher education accessible to all types of learners, LAPU invites military servicemembers, veterans, and spouses of active or reserve military servicemembers to enroll in our academic programs. In recognition of their dedication and service to our country, LAPU offers military and veteran students help in covering tuition expenses.
How to Apply to LAPU:
Visit Admissions to learn more about deadlines and requirements.
Ready to apply? Fill out this simple form and a LAPU program representative will contact you shortly.
First Steps After Applying to LAPU:
- Apply for your GI Bill® benefits online (VONAPP).
- Request your Certificate of Eligibility (you will be able to do this step once your have applied for your benefits through VONAPP).
- Contact LAPU’s admissions team at (855) 276-8669 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details or questions about applying to LAPU or how to use your military benefits at LAPU.
|100–200-level class (online)||$300 per unit|
|300–400-level class (online)||$350 per unit|
|On campus||$450 per unit|
|Master’s level||$500 per unit|
All stated financial information is subject to change.
The military tuition discount is available to military service members, and spouses of active or reserve military service members. For the purposes of this tuition discount, military servicemembers are defined as:
- U.S. Air Force: active duty, reserve
- U.S. Army: active duty, Army National Guard on active duty, Army Reserve
- U.S. Navy: active duty, Naval Reserve in active duty status
- U.S. Marines: active duty
- U.S. Coast Guard: active duty, reserve
“Active” is defined as after basic training is complete.
Understanding Your Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill (VA) has information regarding your educational benefits. You can read about recent changes to your benefits and learn about the many benefits available to you—visit the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® website to learn more.
Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill: There are many important changes that may affect a student using their VA educational benefits. Keep up to date on the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Yellow Ribbon Program: The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. The program provides an agreement to award scholarships to qualified students by funding tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).
Licensing and Certification: You can receive reimbursement for licensing and certification tests. The VA will only pay for the cost of the tests, up to $2,000. Visit the VA for eligibility requirements and other relevant information.
National Testing Program: The VA will reimburse eligible students for national tests. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill you will be charged one month of entitlement for each test taken or each $1,460 reimbursed (whichever is less). Visit the VA for a current list of approved national tests.
Benefit Comparison Chart: There are various educational benefits available to veterans. See the VA Benefit Comparison Chart to make the most informed decision.
Records and Training Transcripts
To earn academic credit for military service and coursework, request your official transcript:
There are a number of resources available to veterans. The VA, AMVETS, and DAV offer many services to veterans and their dependents. Whether it be for your education or disability benefits, these organizations can help with the benefits you have earned.
Military OneSource: This is a 24/7 resource for military members, their spouses, and veterans. Visit the Military OneSource website for more information.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP): There are many transitional resources available to veterans, and TAP can help, whether you are about to separate or have already separated from active-duty service. Visit the TAP website for more information.