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Military Students & Support

The University of Louisville (UofL) is a military-friendly school that recognizes the unique challenges and circumstances faced by members of the armed forces and strives to provide the support and flexibility you need to succeed as a college student. No matter where you are in your military career—or wherever you are in the world—we bring our classroom directly to you, helping you realize your potential and accomplish your goals.

We are proud to serve you. Are you ready to join us?

Online programs at UofL are available across various industries and disciplines. Use the Online Program Finder to determine the right fit for your military or civilian career goals.

Application Fee Waiver & Priority Registration All personnel currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States benefit from waived application fees and priority registration for online courses. For more details about this policy, contact our enrollment counselors.


Active-duty, Coast Guard, and qualifying Reserves & National Guard members pay only $250 per credit for most programs.


Application fees are waived for personnel currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.


UofL has proudly been recognized in the top 15% of military friendly schools for over a decade.

Online learning video - Military Students @ UofL

"When you’re in the service you don’t really have to think about which direction you’re moving. Everything is coherent. There’s a clear mission. You’ve got a purpose and you’re part of something meaningful and something bigger. Coming to UofL gave me that tether, that direction back."


The University of Louisville offers the following benefits for military students:

Online learning video - Military Students @ UofL
  • Waived application fees and priority registration for personnel currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Tuition assistance for active-duty, reserves and national guard service members who qualify
  • Ability to return to the program after deployment assignments without penalty
  • The opportunity to earn credit toward your degree for military experience and leadership training
  • Access to the same faculty as our on-campus students
  • Flexible programs that fit into your busy work and life schedule
  • Education you can take with you anywhere, anytime
  • Career guidance and planning services; transition assistance
  • Networking with peers in various fields and from across the globe

For more military benefits, visit louisville.edu/veterans or contact Carissa Gentry.


Scholarship Opportunity

Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans*

* August 15 (notified by September)
* December 15 (notified by March)

*not UofL-affiliated or endorsed

CLEP - National Exam Reimbursement
Veterans are encouraged to use Forever GI Bill funds to cover the cost of College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

  • Register for exam and pay exam fee through the CLEP website
  • Schedule testing appointment and pay administration fee to testing site
  • Submit application for reimbursement to regional VA office

The tuition rate for active-duty* service members is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate or most graduate programs (some exceptions apply). This is covered in full by the Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) offered to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard who qualify for Title X tuition assistance funds.

Online Tuition Rates for Eligible Military Service Members

Tuition Rate  
Active-duty* service members and
Coast Guard members
$250 per credit hour
Qualifying members of the Reserve Component and National Guard
must be eligible for Title X (Federal) TA
May be eligible for $250 rate
Exceptions apply to active-duty students enrolled in professional programs:
Graduate Certificate in Distilled Spirits Business $600 per credit hour.
Graduate Certificate in Franchise Management $600 per credit hour.
Master of Engineering in Engineering Management $690 per credit hour
Master of Business Administration Bundled tuition; No discounted rate. Eligible for Tuition Assistance.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting Bundled tuition; No discounted rate. Eligible for Tuition Assistance.

*Active-duty is defined as on orders for 180 days or more.

Important Notes

  • Tuition Assistance for active-duty service members covers up to $4500 per fiscal year. For tuition assistance questions and to get started, please contact your closest Education Services Office. Work directly with the assigned education officer for your particular branch of service to determine eligibility criteria and application process.
  • Service members who are not eligible for the Department of Defense tuition assistance rate of $250/credit hour will pay the standard tuition rates for online courses.
  • Before applying, service members should contact an enrollment counselor to determine their eligibility for the various tuition rates.
  • Online courses are charged at a different hourly rate than regular courses. Students are charged in full for online courses according to those rates even if taking a full-time course load. Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
  • If you're receiving a tuition scholarship, please check the monetary value to determine whether the cost of online courses is covered.
  • Courses offered online are designated in the schedule of courses. To see online courses only, select "Distance Education" in the location field.

The University of Louisville will work with you one-on-one to ensure you receive all the benefits for which you’re eligible. Here are a few resources to get you started, but please contact Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual circumstances and determine the best option for you. Visit the financial aid web page or contact a financial aid counselor at 502.852.5511 for more information.

Important Notice for GI Bill Recipients

The emergency bill S.3503 has granted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies (such as COVID-19).

The new law allows the VA to continue to pay benefits even if your program delivery method has changed from resident training to online training. You will also continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that you received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until UofL resumes normal operations.

For additional information visit https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov

Important notice for students using Military Tuition Assistance

Starting March 20, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UofL will be permitted to convert their courses to Pass/Fail grading for the current semester. Students have the option to keep their courses on standard letter grades, or move their courses to Pass/Fail as late as the last day of classes this semester.

We recommend students using military Tuition Assistance contact the Education Office at their local military installation for further information about how this decision could impact their military Tuition Assistance.

Benefits for Military Veterans

The process of using your education benefits can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Visit http://louisville.edu/veterans for more information or contact Carissa Gentry. You can also find out which education benefit is best for you at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Road Map for Success.

Financial Aid "Start to Finish"

The University of Louisville is committed to ensuring you’re knowledgeable about all of your financial aid options. That’s why we created Start to Finish, a collection of all the information you’ll need to simplify the financial aid process and make earning a degree affordable for your family.


The cornerstone of the financial aid process is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for need-based federal student aid. The UofL school code you’ll need when filing the FAFSA is 001999.

Employer Tuition Assistance

If your employer offers education benefits, we’ll work with you to ensure a smooth process. Ask your employer if benefits are available.

Convenient Payment Plan

We offer a convenient payment plan allowing you to make several payments throughout the semester rather than one lump sum.


If you attend KCTCS or Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg), you may qualify for the Academic Transfer Scholarship. Visit the transfer services website for details.

Credit for Military Experience

You can receive credit for military experience, working knowledge, leadership, professional development or certificate program courses you have taken previously.

The online programs that currently award credit for these areas include:

Undergraduate Credit Transfer

You may transfer credit to UofL from any regionally accredited university. You will submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you attended as part of the admissions process. Upon review, some or all credit may be applied to your degree program.

You can finish your bachelor's degree program completely online by transferring the first two years of coursework from one of institutions within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) or through the Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC).

Ideally, students will transfer to UofL with a completed associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution to maximize credit transfer. Students who have been enrolled at a Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) school and have fulfilled all of their general education requirements can have all of those credits transferred in block, and can then begin immediately with the upper level coursework.

Students who have not completed an associate's degree but have completed most or all general education requirements may be able to complete remaining courses at UofL. Every situation is different. If you have questions about how your credit will transfer, contact an online learning consultant.

Graduate Credit Transfer

Generally, 6 hours of graduate credit earned from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning (college, university) may be transferred to an online graduate program at the University of Louisville.

Please contact an online enrollment counselor here at UofL to learn if your particular course credits will transfer.

  • I am on active duty. Can I take online classes at UofL?

    Yes! You can take online classes from anywhere in the world, provided you have consistent Internet access.

  • I am on active duty and will receive Tuition Assistance (TA)? Will this cover the cost of online courses?

    If you are on active duty, all courses are $250 per credit hour for most undergraduate or graduate courses (this tuition rate is subject to change and it does not apply to the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration or Certificate in Accounting). This is covered in full by Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) offered to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Check with your particular branch of service to determine criteria for eligibility and the application process. See more information on our Tuition for Military Students page and Financial Aid for Military Students page for active duty military and veterans.

  • I am a military veteran. Can I use my benefits at UofL?

    Yes, we will work with you to ensure you receive all benefits eligible to you. Visit our Office of Military and Veteran Student Services for details. You can also find out which education benefit is best for you at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Road Map for Success. See more information on our Tuition for Military Students page and Financial Aid for Military Students page for active duty military and veterans.

  • I have credit from several institutions. Will my credit transfer?

    The University of Louisville accepts credit from any regionally accredited institution. Find out if your school is regionally accredited at the U.S. Department of Education’s database. You may also receive credit from work and experience during your service in the military. If you have specific questions about how your credit will transfer or need further assistance, please submit an Information Request Form.

  • I am stationed at Fort Knox. Can I take classes on base?

    Yes! The Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development offers a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning, and a Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development at Fort Knox. All courses are available on-site as well as online.

    The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning offers you the opportunity to earn up to 48 credit hours, free of charge, through work experience and military training. This program is a SOCAD affiliate approved program. To learn more about programs and courses offered at Fort Knox, contact Mark Casey at 502.852.6444 or mark.casey@louisville.edu.