Whether you are an active-duty member of the military, a veteran, or a spouse or dependent child, we can guide you through the admission process, step-by-step. University of Maryland University College makes it easy. Learn more about military tuition rate eligibility.

Military Servicemembers

Servicemembers: Get Started

Contact Your Military Education Office

Before submitting an application for admission to UMUC, if you are a servicemember, you may contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or Counselor within your military service.

Once you are ready to begin, view the steps to apply for your branch of service below, or contact one of our Military and Veteran Admissions Advisors.

Air Force

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard

Steps to Apply

1. Apply to UMUC on GoArmyEd

GoArmyEd enables eligible active-duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers to request Tuition Assistance and apply to UMUC. After creating your account, designate University of Maryland University College as your home college.

2. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to select an academic program on the application.

3. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Coast Guard

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Marine Corps

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

National Guard

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

Please note that failure to provide military documentation may result in disenrollment.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Corps

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Navy

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Reserve

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

Please note that failure to provide military documentation may result in disenrollment.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps

Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of submitting your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
Option 2: Copy of your most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
Option 3: Copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement;
Option 4: Copy of your most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date*

*Note: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your military service branch includes your military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state.

For additional options and more information, view the complete procedures for receiving UMUC's reduced military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Using Veterans Education Benefits?

If you'd like to use veterans education benefits before you separate, you'll need to complete the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Application, which allows you to determine your level of education benefits. You should complete the UMUC Request for Certification while the VA processes your application. Learn more about certification of veterans benefits.

Veterans

Veterans: Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for veterans benefits, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Complete the Veterans Online Application

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website to apply for veterans education benefits. It can take four to six weeks for the VA to issue your Certificate of Eligibility.

3. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation in your online student account.

4. Secure Your Veterans Benefits

If you'd like to use your veterans education benefits, you'll need to complete the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Application, which allows you to determine your level of education benefits. You should complete the UMUC Request for Certification while the VA processes your application. Learn more about certification of veterans benefits.

5. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts, including high school transcripts as well as transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure veterans benefits, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Spouses and Dependent Children

Get Started at UMUC

As the spouse or dependent child of a servicemember, you may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate. Learn about eligibility and follow the steps below to apply.

Military Spouses: Steps to Apply

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for veterans benefits transferred from your spouse, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of the date that you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

Option 1: Copy of your DEERS form 1172-2; OR

Option 2: A copy of your marriage license PLUS documentation showing your sponsor's military service expiration date. Acceptable documents may include:

  • Copy of your sponsor's proof of service statement or letter that includes current service status;
  • Copy of sponsor's most recent enlistment or commissioning contract;
  • Copy of sponsor's most recent Leave and Earnings statement;
  • Copy of sponsor's most recent Tuition Assistance (TA) form, if the form contains the expiration of term of service (ETS) date.*

*NOTE: Not all Tuition Assistance forms include a military service expiration date. If your sponsor's military service branch includes a military service expiration date on the TA form, you may submit a copy of the TA form as proof of military eligibility to the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you will need to submit another form of documentation that includes your sponsor's military service expiration date.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state. Find out more about the procedures for receiving the military tuition rate.

Spouses of military servicemembers may be eligible for financial assistance through Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts, known as MyCAA, if the spouse meets the criteria established by MyCAA.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Dependent Children: Steps to Apply

Dependent Children Applying for Undergraduate Programs

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for transferred veterans benefits, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of the date that you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, send a copy of your DEERS form 1172-2 by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state. Find out more about the procedures for receiving the military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

Dependent Children Applying for Graduate Programs

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for transferred veterans benefits, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a relocation in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, within 30 days of the date that you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, send a copy of your DEERS form 1172-2 by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153 along with one of the following from your sponsor:

Option 1: Copy of your sponsor's current residential lease or deed for a property with a Maryland address;
Option 2: Copy of your sponsor's most recent military orders, showing Maryland as your sponsor's claimed state of residency;
Option 3: Copy of your sponsor's most recent Leave and Earnings Statement, showing Maryland as your sponsor's claimed state of residency; or
Option 4: Copy of your current residential lease or deed for property with a Maryland address and a Certificate of Eligibility or transfer approval memo indicating that you are using the sponsor's transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

If you do not submit sufficient documentation to verify eligibility for the military tuition rate within 30 days after you submitted your application for admission to UMUC, your tuition rate will be changed to the out-of-state rate, unless you have submitted the Residency Questionnaire in your student portal and qualify for in-state tuition, in which case your tuition rate will be changed to in-state. Find out more about the procedures for receiving the military tuition rate.

4. Next Steps

You will need to submit your transcripts from any institution of higher education that you attended before coming to UMUC. After you apply and submit your documentation to secure the military tuition rate, visit the section below to find out What's Next: After You Apply.

What's Next: After You Apply

Get tips on choosing classes for your first term at UMUC.

Learn how to get your service evaluated for credit.

Explore how your degree can be more affordable with Tuition Assistance.

Application Fee

When you submit your application to a U.S. undergraduate or graduate program, you will be charged a $50 application fee. The application fee for the doctoral program is $100. Application fees, tuition, and other costs can vary for students studying overseas. See UMUC Europe or UMUC Asia tuition and fees.

Overseas Admissions

UMUC is an accredited online university that serves military students and their spouses and dependent children, as well as veterans, from three divisions—United States, Asia, and Europe. If you reside overseas, please apply to UMUC Asia or UMUC Europe.