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Your courage matters in the armed forces.

Your college degree matters in the workforce.

You’ve gained military experience. Now you have the opportunity to create a better life for yourself and those you love. With the right career-oriented degree, you could enhance your future in the post-military world.
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Active Duty

Making plans for your civilian career? The right degree could make a major difference.

You’ve got your eyes on both the present and the future. As an active-duty servicemember, reservist, or National Guard member, you need both perspectives. At Independence University, you can earn a career-focused college degree without interrupting your military service.


Maximize your military education benefits to earn your online degree. With the right degree, you could boost your career, whether military or post-military.
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Your deployment is completed. Now the time has come for your employment.

The post-military employment scene is almost like another battlefield, one with different rules of engagement. You need the right online degree to help you get a better job employment in today’s competitive world.


At Independence University, we understand the obstacles you’re facing. Our military financial planning specialists are experts on the Veterans Educational Assistance Program, as well as on veteran tuition assistance and grants and scholarships for vets who may qualify. Our specialists will help you create a personalized financial aid plan so you can pay less money out of pocket for your online degree.

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Military Spouses

Online education for military spouses – Because you’ve earned it.

Your soldier spouse isn’t the only one with an important job. As a military spouse, you’ve sacrificed much for your country and your family. You deserve a reward for your service!
At Independence University, you can maximize military benefits for spouses and start realizing your ambitions for a higher education, a more rewarding career, and a prosperous future for your family.
Our knowledgeable military financial planners can assist you in maximizing the benefits for which you’re qualified, such as tuition assistance, grants, scholarships, and other financial aid sources for military spouses. Our planners will help you create a personalized financial aid plan so you can pay less money out of pocket for your tuition.

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“We’ve geared all of our degree programs to be not only career-specific, but to be focused on that adult learner who’s coming back to school and needs additional support, needs focused curriculum, needs career-specific curriculum, rather than a lot of electives that may not really add any value to their future career.”

– Eric Juhlin
President of Independence University


How to Apply

Our military application process is simple and easy. Our specialized military admissions consultants will help you through every step.

Military Application

Start by requesting more info about military admissions. A specialized military admissions consultant will contact you with more information about IU and how you can maximize the benefits you’ve earned through your service. Your admissions consultant can then lead you through our simple application for enrollment.

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Don’t know how to track down your high school, college, or military transcripts? No worries. We’ll do it for you. Just let us know where and when you previously attended school, as well as your unit of service, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even pay your transcript request fees. After we receive your transcripts, we can then evaluate whether your credits or military experience may be eligible for transfer to IU.

Financial Planner

You’ll be introduced to a knowledgeable military financial planner by phone, whose goal is to simplify the financial aid process for you. Your financial planner will create an affordable financial plan for the program you choose, explaining all of the details you need to know. Your financial planner will help you every step of the way, keeping track of your important forms and applications.

Director of Admissions

Once you have interviewed with and received approval from the Director of Admissions, your Financial Planner and Admissions Consultant will continue to be your support system – not only up until your first day of class, but beyond. We make it easy to start college!
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  • Connect with an admissions consultant to take the first step toward your future:

As a veteran, active-duty servicemember, or military spouse, you know that your educational benefits aren’t free. You’ve earned them through your service and sacrifices. Why not use these benefits to your full advantage?

At Independence University, our military financial specialists will help you make a personalized financial aid plan that includes all the financial aid for which you may qualify. Click below to learn about the benefits that could help you pay your tuition.

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The right experience, knowledge, and skills—you need all three to succeed in the civilian workforce. At Independence University, we can help you apply all your experience and knowledge toward your education at our school.

If you have qualifying credits from previous college attendance or qualifying military experience, you could save up to 75% of the time and cost of your associate’s or bachelor’s degree or up to 25% of your master’s degree. Find out how much time you could save on your degree.

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Your military service could help pay part or all of your family’s tuition.
If you’ve gained some military experience, you, your spouse or your dependents could be eligible for a scholarship1 to help pay university tuition. When used in combination with tuition assistance and other educational assistance benefits, these scholarships could enable you to enjoy considerable savings on your degree.

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What’s the cost to transfer credits?
Independence University does not charge to transfer credits. We can help you request your transcripts, if applicable, from previous colleges or military institutions.

What are Military Advisors?
Independence University’s Military Admissions Consultants are specially trained and uniquely qualified to understand your needs as a military student. Our team includes advisors with a thorough understanding of military, spouse and dependent military financial aid.

What if I’m deployed?
IU coursework can deploy with you, in most cases. However, if you do have special circumstances, accommodations can be made. Contact Student Services to make your request.

What if I serve in the Reserves or the Guard?
Yes, you too could qualify for military tuition discounts! Get more information now by speaking with one of our Military Admissions Consultants.

What if I am employed by the DoD or the VA?
You can take advantage of our military tuition discounts, too! Call us now to find out more information.

Why Choose Independence University?

At Independence University, our flexible online degree programs will help you prepare for employment in some of today’s most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don’t want or need. You can finish your degree in as few as 20 months!2 Contact an admissions consultant today for more information.

  • 1 Convenient
  • 2 Flexible
  • 3 Employment-focused
  • 4 Fast track your career


Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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  1. Grant and scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipiu.com for details
  2. General completion timeframe of an Associate’s degree

Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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