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Advance Your Career

At Florida National University, we understand your role as a Soldier (Active-Reserves-Guard) and how important education is in assisting you on your career path. Whether it’s achieving the next rank or transitioning into the corporate world, education is the key to opening new doors. FNU offers fixed-affordable pricing for both onsite and distance learning education helping you to maximize your tuition assistance (TA).

Tuition Assistance

The Army currently pays 100 percent of tuition, up to $250 per semester hour ($4,000 annually), for off-duty courses. Semester credit caps are 130 for undergraduate and 39 for graduate degree.

Failure to pass a course with a “C” or higher for undergraduate courses, and a “B” or higher for graduate courses will require service member reimbursement of TA.

Note: The Army recently transitioned to a new system (ArmyIgnitED), if you have not already, your first step would be to visit the website (ArmyIgnitED) and follow the “Get Started” steps.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Tuition Assistance Overview

FNU Reduced Tuition Rates

Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members are eligible to receive a rate of $250 per semester hour, applicable for Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Tuition rate is inclusive of tuition only. **A list of required books and other supplies for each course is available at http://www.fnubookstore.com/

To request TA, visit this site: https://www.armyignited.com/app/

Credit for Previous Education or Training

IAW DoDI 1322.25 and Title 38, CFR’s 21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4254(C)(4): in attempt to shorten training periods proportionately, students must report all previous education and training. The University must evaluate and then grant credit, if appropriate. The Military Joint Services Transcripts (JST) may be requested by current and former members of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

To order your official JST’s and have it sent to the University, visit this site:  https://jst.doded.mil/jst/

Special Program for Florida National Guard Soldiers

Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD) program is available for eligible Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and can provide public tuition for the period of the Guard member’s service. If you meet the eligibility requirements, EDD can be used for courses that lead toward a Technical Certificate, Associate’s, Baccalaureate or a Master’s Degree. For those attending accredited private institutions, EDD will provide funds at the average current state resident rate, and Guard members will be responsible for any difference between what EDD pays and the charged rate. For detailed information visit this site: https://fl.ng.mil/services/Pages/Educational-Dollars-for-Duty.aspx

Additional Funding Options

Select Active and Reserve members may be eligible to utilize optional funding such as these GI Bill® versions (Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch33), Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Ch30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606), the Yellow Ribbon enhancement, the Tuition Assistance Top Up, or the $600.00 Buy-up.

Note: TA and VA benefits cannot be used conjunctionally on the same course.

For more information and eligibility visit this site: https://www.va.gov/education/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

For financial aid information please call Phone: (305) 821-3333 or email Alaina Baro at amachado@fnu.edu       

For Military and Veteran Liaison Admissions Advisor contact: Yolanda Navarro, phone 786-364-9567, email ynavarro@fnu.edu, or call General Admission Distance Learning Division, phone 786-364-9555.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.