Upper Iowa University offers a 10 percent tuition discount to all military personnel (active, guard, reserve, and retired) and their family members who are DoD identification card holders . The 10% tuition discount applies to all civilian centers and through the Online and Independent Study Programs. This tuition discount applies regardless of where the individual student is located.
Service Members Opportunity College
The university is a core member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of more than 1,800 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with service members trying to earn degrees while pursuing demanding, transient careers. As a SOC member, we help service members avoid duplication of credit, are reasonable in accepting transfer courses, limit academic residency to no more than 25 percent, require no final year or semester, and fairly judge credit from nontraditional sources like testing and military-training and experience.
Upper Iowa participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program (MyCAA). This program provides resources and assistance to spouses of active duty members of the service branches, guard and reserve. This centralized, virtual program, accessed through Military OneSource, provides counseling and funding, up to $6,000, to assist with licensure, certification or education opportunities.
Upper Iowa University is a member of the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), which offers two associate of arts degrees and 16 majors at the bachelor of science level
Upper Iowa University is a member institution in GoArmyEd, the virtual gateway for soldiers on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online anytime for classroom and distance learning college courses. As a member institution, there are no up-front, out-of-pocket expenses for the soldier when enrolling in Upper Iowa University classes as long as his/her TA allowance has not been exceeded.
Army National Guard
Upper Iowa has established an educational partnership with the Army National Guard Support Center. Our staff evaluates AARTS transcripts and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college-level testing programs, independent study courses and other college courses. All associate of arts and bachelor of science majors offered through UIU are part of the degree plan assessments available at the institute and support center.
Upper Iowa has an educational partnership with the Coast Guard Institute through which UIU evaluates Coast Guard transcripts and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college-level testing programs, independent study courses and other college courses. All associate of arts and bachelor of science majors offered through UIU are part of the degree plan assessments available at the institute and support center.
Upper Iowa University evaluates training received in the U.S. Marine Corps as posted on the SMART transcript and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college level testing programs and various other correspondence and training courses.
Upper Iowa University recognizes the work completed in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and has an articulation agreement established to award credit based CCAF courses. Upper Iowa is also a registered member institution of the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU ABC), which establishes partnerships between the Air Force and accredited civilian institutions of higher education. Airmen who have completed an associate in applied science (AAS) degree with the Community College of the Air Force or other accredited two-year program can earn a career-related four-year degree by completing an additional 60 semester hours. The AU ABC program is only available to active duty Air Force personnel. Specific UIU degree programs are included in this agreement. Please visit the AU ABC portal for a list of eligible programs.
All Upper Iowa University programs are approved by the Department of Education of the State of Iowa and other states where we have centers to certify qualifying learners to receive veterans' benefits. The types of programs and benefits can be found on our VA information page.