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EKU Active Duty Military Benefits

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Reduced Tuition for Military Members & Spouses*

100% Online 8-Week Terms

Complete coursework according to your schedule. Courses are offered in two 8-week terms in the fall and spring semesters and two 6-week terms in the summer semester, allowing you to focus on two classes per term and still carry a full-time load.

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Credit for Training & Free Textbooks

You may be eligible to receive credit for your existing military experience and EKU BookSmart provides all required undergraduate textbooks for free. With reduced tuition* for active duty military, now is the time to advance your career.

Free Tutoring & Career Services

EKU Online provides free online tutoring, as well as a personal advisor to help you navigate your college experience from enrollment to graduation. Whether you are stationed overseas or at home, we will work with you to achieve your goals.

Confidence in Your Degree

EKU has been ranked one of the best online colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Earn your online degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. 

Heath Bergmann

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

Military Friendly Top 10 School
Military Times Best for Vets 2021

*Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition rates of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses** to eligible active service members and their spouses who are not utilizing any other form of federal or state military education entitlement other than Tuition Assistance (TA) or My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA).

Eligible active duty service members who are not utilizing any other form of federal or state military education entitlement other than Tuition Assistance (TA) also receive the reduced tuition rate of $325 for graduate courses.***  Active duty status applies to military members on federal orders for 180 days or more. Some restrictions apply; if you have questions regarding your eligibility for the Active Duty Rate, please call the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs at 859-622-2345 or email EKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu

**The following programs are not eligible for the Reduced Military Spouse Rate: BS in Nursing and BS in Occupational Therapy.***Regular online tuition rates apply to the following programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

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Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.