Abraham Lincoln University is dedicated to serving military Active, Reserve, and National Guard service members, as well as military veterans and spouses. Since 1996, ALU has provided online degree programs for working adults around the world. ALU has extended online learning to the military and encourages you to take time to talk to one of our military Admissions Representatives regarding how ALU can assist you with your career or personal educational goals.
As a pioneer of distance learning for law students, we understand the needs of today’s military service members and their families. ALU is committed to providing the highest level of service in pursuit of your educational goals, and takes pride in delivering an online experience that meets your high standards.
Contact ALU today to speak to one of our experienced, helpful Admissions Representatives to learn more about our military education benefits for college and how you may use your Tuition Assistance benefits to fund your education.Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree
The ALU School of Law was founded in 1996 as one of the nation's first online law schools. The School of Law provides military service members with a focused and practical online legal education. A significant difference in ALU’s educational model is the use of Internet technology to deliver course content and academic support to enhance the student’s learning experience. For military students on the move, the curriculum may be accessed live online, as recorded and archived video, and as archived MP3 audio files. For additional information regarding the law school, please see this link: Law School DisclosuresDiploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
The School of Law has been ALU’s flagship; now, the University has expanded its offerings to include diploma programs as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in General Studies, Paralegal and Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Business Administration and Information Technology.Military-Friendly Principles and Policies
The University adheres to general principles and flexible policies that allow mobile service members and their families to complete degrees rather than just accumulate course credit. These include:
ALU provides an annual tuition scholarship up to four years of $1,000 for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree to military students who enroll using tuition assistance (TA).Fees and Other Charges
Fees that are waived for military students using tuition assistance include transcript evaluation, application, external academic resources, change of program, transcript and graduation. A $100.00 one-time, non-returnable fee is charged only to students who cancel or withdraw from the J.D. program. Please see the Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details at http://www.alu.edu/tuition-financing/withdrawal-refund-policy.php.Transfer Credit Evaluation – No Charge for Transcript Evaluation
ALU undergraduate and master’s level degree programs are designed to accept the maximum allowable transfer credits from military training and credits earned at other accredited colleges and universities. To learn how to get a free transcript evaluation, please contact your ALU Admissions Representative at www.alu.edu or toll free at (866) 558-0999.Transfer Credit for Military Training
Transfer credit policy for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is prescribed by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Transfer credit is typically limited to coursework from other law schools that are registered or accredited with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
ALU is a participating member in the DANTES Catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs (NADLP).
The DANTES Catalog is available at education centers for branches of the military and Coast Guard or online at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/Dantes_web/DANTESHOME.asp. For more information about eligibility for education benefits, see your education services officer (ESO).
The DANTES mission is to support the off-duty, voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct special projects and development activities in support of education-related functions of the Department.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) is approved through the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to train eligible veterans and to certify students for payment of VA Educational Assistance by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an institution of higher learning (IHL) to certify students for payment of VA Educational Assistance Benefits (GI Bill) through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Council for College and Military Educators (CCME)
ALU is a CCME institutional member. CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services.
CCME membership comprises military educators, civilian educators, post -secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. CCME's mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the membership and the DoD educational support network.
Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (www.detc.org). The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. DETC Consumer Information Disclosure for School of Law
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