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 or Veterans Education benefits to fund your education.
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.
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.
- Flexible class schedules that adhere to demanding lifestyles.
- ALU covers costs of textbooks to all military members past and present (see below).
- 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 (see below).
Fees that are waived for military students enrolling into the University-level programs (excluding DBA and JD programs)include:
- Registration (per program)
- External Academic Resources
- Transcript Credit Evaluation
- Graduation fee
- Transcript fee
(Military students enrolling into the doctorate program will have their Application Fee waived)
Transfer Credit for Military Training (University level) – 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, and DBA programs. To learn how to get a transcript evaluation, please contact your ALU Admissions Representative at www.alu.edu or (213) 252-5100.
Transfer Credit for Military Training (Juris Doctor)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textbooks are included!
Abraham Lincoln University covers the cost of textbooks for active military and veteran students enrolling into the University-level programs (excluding DBA and JD programs). 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
DoD Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA)
ALU is a qualified school for the Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA). Armed Forces TA is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, which may pay up to 100% of tuition.
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).
ALU’s diploma and degree programs are listed by GoArmyEd, the virtual gateway from the Army Continuing Education System (ACES). GoArmyEd is used by soldiers to pursue postsecondary educational goals, Army Education Counselors to provide educational guidance, and schools to deliver degree and course offerings as well as soldier progress.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
ALU meets Department of Defense (DoD) eligibility requirements for participating in MyCAA. The MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts) program provides up to $4,000 over two years of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES)
ALU is an institutional member. WAVES is an association that serves the needs and interests of veterans, faculties and administrators in member institutions, which consist of educational institutions of higher learning and those offering non-college degree programs engaged in the administration of veterans education benefits within the geographic areas served by the Muskogee Regional Processing Office.