GCU's Benefits Rank High Among
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GCU offers flexible online and evening degree programs to help you enhance your skills, and gain a competitive edge in military and civilian markets.

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GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Special military rate per credit hour to support active service members and their spouses

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Over 275 programs, including over 125 degree programs, over 125 emphases and over 25 certificate programs1

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GCU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968

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A growing network of over 200,000 alumni2

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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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Special Military Tuition

Military students (Active Duty, Active Reserve and Active Guard) with TA are eligible for a special military cost per credit hour in our GCU online and evening programs. This rate also applies to spouses of active service members. In addition, GCU waives the Learning Management System Fee and Canyon Connect Fee for these students, including spouses.

Transfer Military Credits

GCU is proud to serve the military community as a military-friendly institution. We follow the American Council on Education guidelines when determining transferability. GCU provides a free pre-evaluation of the service member's Joint Service Transcript. We also provide a free pre-evaluation of Air University credits for Air Force service members.

A Yellow Ribbon School

GCU is also a Yellow Ribbon school. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to help fund tuition expenses for veterans. As a Yellow Ribbon college, we are proud to support this initiative to help make education more affordable for our veterans.

Military Spouses

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. To learn more about this opportunity, complete the form at the top of this page.

Reduced Academic Residency

Transfer credits from another university or 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).

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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.

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You already have the tools you need to change your life. Let GCU teach you how to use them so you can reach your full potential through education.

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Credit for Military Training & 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 follows the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines in awarding credits for military experience.


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Earn Your Degree At One of the Nation's Top Military-Friendly Colleges

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. We offer a large variety of online, evening and campus programs to support your path toward higher education.

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Over 90,000 GCU students have chosen to pursue their degree online3

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Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all

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Online classes starting every week 

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Fill out the form at the top of the page and you will be assigned a GCU Counselor who can answer your questions or check out the links below.

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GCU's Benefits Rank High Among Military Students

Enhance your skills, and gain a competitive edge in military and civilian markets.

Find Your Degree & Get More Information

Find the program that you are interested in below and complete the form to get more information on classes, admission and tuition.

As of March 31, 2021

2 Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program.   

3  Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2020 and does not include students in a cohort program.

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As a military student, I am confident in the leadership experiences of my professors and am enthusiastic to further my own leadership abilities in order to aid others during humanitarian emergencies. The dean been exceptionally instrumental in my development as a leader, and I look forward to reflecting the very best of what Grand Canyon University has to offer.

Darrell (Bryce) Davis
MS in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership