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The Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and selected academic institutions. The AU-ABC program identifies degree pathways for current CCAF students and CCAF graduates to transition into bachelor degrees with maximum transferability of credits.

Upper Iowa University has partnered with Air University to offer aligned degree pathways online for Air and Space Force personnel who want to complete their bachelor’s degree after graduating with their AAS from CCAF.

Getting Started in the AU-ABC Program

Search and register for classes by following the steps outlined below.

  1. Go to the Air Force Virtual Education Center and view Upper Iowa University AU-ABC approved programs.
  2. Apply for admission to Upper Iowa University.
  3. Register for courses through your UIU Academic Advisor.
  4. Apply and submit Air Force Tuition Assistance Forms. When asked for Upper Iowa University’s OPEID, enter 00189300. Please keep in mind that TA Authorization can be submitted 45 days before the first day of class but must be submitted no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Once your TA is approved, email a copy to your UIU Academic Advisor for processing.

There is no application fee for Upper Iowa University.

Note: When enrolling in a course, please be sure to complete your tuition assistance form within the Air Force Virtual Education Center and send it to your Academic Advisor for processing.

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Available AU-ABC Programs (Self-Paced Format)

AU-ABC CAT 1-Degree Programs guarantee CCAF AAS graduates need no more than 60 semester hours to complete the degree.

The following approved programs are AU-ABC CAT 1:

For more information on the self-paced format and the schedule of classes please visit our Self-Paced Web-Based page.

Admission Requirements

Get all the information on our Military and Veterans Admissions Page

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.

Tuition and Fees

Get all the information on our Tuition and Costs Page

Upper Iowa University’s mission is to provide a quality educational opportunity that is accessible through varied delivery methods and to inspire success and empower lives.  We recognize that pursuing your educational goals is a major investment into your future.

Military Family Grant – Upper Iowa University

UIU matches the Tuition Assistance (TA) Rate for all undergraduate course work regardless of format or location for all service members and their qualified spouses/dependents.

Student Services and Resources

Student Accessibility Services

  • The Student Accessibility Services Office provides resources and support to students with disabilities, as well as the faculty and staff involved in their education, in compliance with applicable law and best practices in higher education.


  • The goal of Upper Iowa University’s Tutor Center is to provide professionals and peer tutors who strengthen students’ skills, support students’ diverse learning styles, and provide resources and tools necessary to promote students’ academic success during their career at Upper Iowa.  We strive to help students develop skills necessary to become independent learners.

Writing Center

  • At the Writing Center, peer writing consultants are trained to work with you at any stage of the writing process. Our goal is to help you become a more effective, informed, and independent writer.

Henderson-Wilder Library

  • The UIU library staff is available to support students, faculty and staff in all areas of information and learning. The library databases and services are available online for those students who are attending a center or studying online.

UIU Bookstore

Click here to visit the Upper Iowa University Online Bookstore

We know textbook affordability is an increasing concern across the country. That’s why we’re doing all that we can to save you the most money. Through our partnership with BNC Services/MBS Direct, we offer you several cost-savings options that significantly reduce the cost of course materials.

Military Support

Get all the information you need on Military Support and Military Education Resources offered at UIU and elsewhere on the web.

Click here to view the information.

Transfer Credits for Military Services

Transfer your credits to UIU through our articulation agreement with the Army and Navy.

Click here to view the information.