Military Education Benefits

Military Education Benefits

Abraham Lincoln University’s faculty and staff offer their sincere appreciation to the veterans and service members who have selflessly and courageously served in the United States military.

Veterans earn education benefits for their service that may be applied toward earning a college degree.

As a pioneer of distance learning, we understand the needs of today’s military service members and their families. ALU is committed to you in your pursuit of your educational goals and takes pride in delivering an online experience that meets your high standards.

To speak to one of our experienced and helpful Admissions Representatives, call 213-252- 5100 to learn more about our military education benefits and how you may use your Tuition Assistance 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. For military students on the move, the curriculum may be accessed live online or as recorded and archived video from anywhere at any time.

Diploma/Certificate, Associate, Undergrad, and Graduate

The University offers diploma programs as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in General Studies, Paralegal and Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, and Information Technology.

The Master’s tuition has been reduced to $250 per credit hour for military students.

Why ALU?
  • •Flexible class schedules that adhere to demanding lifestyles.
  • •ALU covers costs of textbooks to all military members past and present.
  • •No resident, on-campus attendance required
  • •Credit for military training and experience accepted, appropriate to the degree
  • •Credit for nationally recognized testing programs
  • •Affordable tuition and fee waivers


Fee Waivers

Fees that are waived for military students include:

  • •Application
  • •Registration (per program)
  • •External Academic Resources
  • •Transcript evaluation
  • •Graduation fee

Transfer Credits Accepted – No Charge for Transcript Evaluation

ALU accepts the maximum allowable transfer credits from military training, plus credits earned at other accredited colleges and universities. This applies to all undergraduate and master’s programs. To learn how to get a free transcript evaluation, please contact your ALU Admissions Representative at or (213) 252-5100.

Military Tuition Assistance

Abraham Lincoln University is eligible to accept Military Tuition Assistance (TA) for active duty soldiers, which may pay up to 100% of tuition. ALU also accepts MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts), a program delivering up to $4,000 over two fiscal years to military spouses in certificate, diploma, and degree programs.

Tuition Assistance is not a loan that you need to repay after graduation. To learn more about Military Tuition Assistance, contact our Admissions team by phone at (213) 252-5100 or email at

Textbook are included!

At Abraham Lincoln University covers the cost of textbooks for active military and veteran students. Whether undertaking a diploma program or studying for an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, required textbooks are provided at no additional charge. ALU may provide eBooks, used, or new textbooks, depending upon publisher’s availability and inventory stock.

For more information with regards to benefits for education at Abraham Lincoln University, please call us at 213-252- 5100.

Veterans Education Benefits and GI Bill CSAAVE-Approved

Abraham Lincoln University is approved through the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to train veterans and eligible persons in the diploma and degree programs listed in the law school or university catalogs.

Student eligibility for VA education benefits through the G.I. Bill is determined solely by the Department of Veterans Affairs. To inquire about eligibility for G.I. Bill education benefits as a veteran or service member, please call 888-442- 4551 or visit this website.

To be compliant with standards issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a student utilizing GI Bill education benefits enrollment status is based on the following table:

  Semester Course Load Student Status
Undergraduate: 8-Week Courses 6 semester hours Full-time
3 semester hours Half-time
Graduate: 8-Week Courses 6 semester hours Full-time
3 semester hours Full-time

Veterans are advised to consult with the VA to determine their part-time or full-time enrollment status in an academic program.

Designated Point of Contact

Abraham Lincoln University provides assistance for veterans, active duty military personnel, dependents and survivors seeking educational benefits through the Veterans Administration. The single point of contact for academic and financial advising is Elizabeth Gomez, Veteran Affairs Certifying Official, from the Registrar’s Office.

Membership and Affiliation

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. 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 (GI Bill) through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an institution of higher learning (IHL).

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 Department of Defense (DoD) educational support network.

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Accredited by DEAC

Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 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.

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