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Why Choose NU?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.
Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.
$50 Million in Scholarships Awarded Last Year
Explore millions in scholarship opportunities.
Eligibility requirements apply.
Studying and completing just one course each month keeps you focused on your goals, balanced in your life, and on the fast track to graduation.
75+ Degree Programs
Whether you’re starting fresh or seeking advancement, our career-focused programs are designed to help you make an impact in your chosen field.
At NU, you’ll earn your degree from a reputable, private, non-profit university accredited by WSCUC.
Our 5 Pillars of Support
“The best investment I ever made, was in myself.”
— Nadia L., Class of 2020
At National University, you’ll be part of a family — a connected, engaged, and inspired community of students from across the country and around the globe. From the day you start your first class, you’ll have the support of your fellow students and alumni, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to helping you reach your educational and professional goals.
You’ll join our network of over 200,000 accomplished alumni.
Scholarships & Promos
NU’s whole-human education positioning takes a holistic approach to student well-being. We want our students to know they don’t have to “go it alone” when it comes to their education. The proof is in our myriad programs and resources. Here’s a partial snapshot of what we offer:
Year of You Scholarship
A needs-based scholarship that awards students up to $7,500 annually.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
*Yes, this offer can be combined with financial aid, military tuition reimbursement, or corporate tuition benefits.
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We’ve got good things “in store” for you, so be sure to visit and shop our branded jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, and more!
Associate Degree for Transfer Scholarship
Save $10,000* per year on transfer-friendly bachelor’s programs.
Application Deadline: June 30th, 2023
*Assumes eight courses per year at $880 per course (Maximum 20 courses)
You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.
Choosing the online degree program that’s right for you is a big decision, and you’re likely to have questions as you learn more about NU. If you don’t find the answers that you’re looking for here, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.
Enrolling in a university is a big decision. Our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and help you find the right program for you and your career goals. Learn more by visiting our admission’s page.
At National University, we know how far you’ve come and how hard you’ve worked for your community college credits, which is why we make the process of transferring as simple and streamlined as possible. NU has articulation agreements with more than 116 community colleges, so you can get the credit you deserve for previous coursework. Learn more by visiting our transfer information page.
National University accepts and reviews applications year round, so you can begin class any month of the year, depending if you’re studying online or the availability of course offerings at your chosen learning facility. Learn more by visiting our admission’s page.
At National University, our financial aid team is ready to help you understand the cost of your education and secure the resources you need to pay for college.
As an NU student, you may be eligible for financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships, to help defer or delay tuition costs and related expenses. These resources will help you bridge the gap between your education and your financial resources. Learn more by visiting our financial aid and scholarship’s page.
The best place to start is by talking to your Education Services Officer (ESO), who can direct you to the proper forms and application processes for Federal loans and qualifying for TA. A National University Enrollment Services representative can also provide information about your tuition assistance options. See Veteran’s Affairs and Financial Aid for additional information.
National University is proud to support student clubs and organizations. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, as well as gain a support network that could last far beyond graduation. Whether meetings are in person, online, or both, we have a place for you. Participating in a club could also help you expand your ePortfolio or earn an Effective Leadership Certificate.
National University’s accredited on-site or online 4-week courses are designed to fit into your busy life. Explore 75+ degree programs & apply today.
Student Wellness Services
Access to wellness resources and 1:1 solutions-focused counseling
Searchable database of resources for all things wellness
Free, on-demand remote mental health counseling