Military & Veterans Admissions
Offering a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamic lifestyle of today’s military personnel, veterans and their families.
Over 20 years of offering courses from a distance with our eight-week sessions and one six-week summer session.
Programs with paper and web-based formats, when you don’t have regular access to the internet, six-month courses with start dates each month.
Face to Face courses without leaving the installation: Fort Leavenworth (KS), Fort Riley (KS), Fort Polk, (LA), New Orleans (Jackson Barracks) (LA), Fort Sill (OK), Fort Hood (TX), and NAS Meridian (MS).
Our commitment to our service members allows you the opportunity to fulfill your military commitment without leaving your career objectives behind. We understand that your schedule and location can change suddenly, so we have programs that can help you in that transition. Our courses can go with you, no matter where you are.
Upper Iowa has been named a top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education and VIQTORY for many years. We are proud to be a participating institution in the Principles of Excellence and Yellow Ribbon programs. Please see the Military and Veterans Information Sheet that outlines why UIU might be right for you.
Navy College Program for Afloat College Education
Upper Iowa University’s NCPACE-Self-Paced via Mail program provides a means for you to continue your education while at sea or on deployment when internet service is not available.
U.S. Air Force GEM Program at UIU
The GEM program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Upper Iowa University.
Military & Veterans
The MVSC provides assistance in coordinating with academic advising, tutoring, counseling, disability accommodations, veteran programming, benefits information, financial aid, medical and additionally facilitates referral to state and federal resources and services.
Take advantage of some external resources when reviewing your educational needs.
Active Duty Military
Associated with the U.S. armed services and the opportunity it gives us to enhance the leadership potential of servicemembers and their families.
Associated with the Department of Education of the State of Iowa and the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer Veterans Benefits.
Military Spouse and Dependents
Members of the total military family can mix and match the style of courses to provide the best fit for their busy lives.
Military Partnerships & Benefits
UIU offers partnerships with military in specific programs to align with Army training outcomes to help promote and develop leaders within the Army and across the globe.
Tuition Assistance and Military Family Grant
We offer all active duty, reserve, and National Guard service members a tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and graduate level courses (as of January 2022).
Additionally, UIU offers the Military Family Grant to all qualified spouses and dependents of active duty, reserve, and National Guard serve members. This grant provides a $250 per credit hour tuition rate for undergraduate courses and a $325 per credit hour tuition rate for all graduate courses.
Timothy Wright, '19
Self-Paced Degree Program
UIU was the best choice for me. They accepted most of my Military Training, and made enrollment easier for me and my family. The staff encouraged, and insisted that I had an interest in that subject before I get to involved.