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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.

Military Locations

Face-to-Face courses without leaving the installation: Fort Riley, KS, Fort Johnson, LA, New Orleans (Jackson Barracks), LA and Fort Sill, OK.

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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.

Military & Veteran Info Sheet
Military Viewbook

Top Military School Award 24-25
Top Military School Award 23-24
Top Military Spouse School Award 23-24

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. ARMY Ordnance School Partnership

This partnership aligns all three Ordnance training series with five UIU programs. UIU accepts military training for credit and will coordinate with your military obligations to fit a quality higher education into your busy life.

Military & Veterans
Service Center

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.

Military Resources

Take advantage of some external resources when reviewing your educational needs.

Active Duty Military / TA

Associated with the U.S. armed services and the opportunity it gives us to enhance the leadership potential of servicemembers and their families.

Veterans Benefits

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.

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

Social Sciences
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.

Transfer Friendly

We accept up to 90 credits towards an undergraduate program from prior colleges/universities and military training such as JSTCCAFDANTESCLEP, and ACE-evaluated training.  For information on how specific courses and experiences transfer to UIU, click here.


We offer all active duty soldiers a tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses. We offer the Military Family Grant for all active duty military spouse and dependents. We offer the Patriot Grant for all veterans and active DOD card holders. UIU accepts tuition assistance, veteran’s educational benefits, scholarships, and Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA).


We have a flexible course offers that can fit any schedule or situation.  Many students take advantage of completing their degree taking courses face-to-face, online, self-paced, or a combination of formats.  This provides you with the opportunity to keep working towards your degree while serving your country.

Academic Program Finder

Discover the perfect program at UIU to help you reach your individual education and career goals.  We have programs at the associates, bachelors, and masters levels.