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Space Force

Space Force Military College & Tuition Assistance

National University offers Space Force tuition assistance to active duty service members year-round. With over 75 degree programs available, our Military-friendly one-month class format provides various degree programs, certification programs, and credentials programs online, on-base, or onsite.

U.S. Space Force College Education

As a Space Force-Friendly university, we pride ourselves on providing service members the opportunity to obtain a degree. Our one-month classes have been designed specifically for military students of all branches so you can attend class without disrupting your duties.

U.S. Space Force Requirements & Admissions Process

At National University, applications are reviewed year-round, so you can begin classes any month of the year online, on base, or on-site at National University’s physical campus location. Please take a few minutes to review National University’s U.S. Space Force College admissions and enrollment process before submitting your application. For more information, contact National University Military Admissions at (877) 628-6828.

Step 1: Determine Level of Space Force Tuition Assistance (Space Force TA)

Contact the Base Education Office on your base to complete a Department of Defense Request for Tuition Assistance. Completing this form will start you on your way to earning a degree. After the TA authorization form is completed and signed, you can fax, email, or hand carry the TA forms to your advisor. To ensure you are getting the most out of your tuition assistance, review the financial aid section. Applications are processed within one week, but TA authorization will take longer to process. Verification of your enrollment and a welcome letter will be emailed to you once everything has been processed.

Step 2: Complete the Space Force Application to National University

Complete the National University registration form online.

Step 3: Take Placement Tests

If you’re a first-time college student, you must take the ACU Placement test either online or on base within the first 30 days after you enroll.

Step 4: Select A Program of Study

Determine which degree or program you are interested in. See our list of online programs available to take classes anywhere in the world, or check the locations page for on-base or on-location programs.

Step 5: Get Textbooks and Course Materials

Once you’ve submitted your registration form, received confirmation of registration, and submitted your TA forms and payment, you can order your textbooks, CD, and any other course materials online at the University Bookstore.

Space Force Tuition and Fees

As of March 1, 2022, the National University military tuition rates are as follows:

On Site CourseOnline Course
Undergraduate$747$747
Graduate$822$981
Undergraduate (per quarter unit)$166$166
Graduate (per quarter unit)$182.67$218

In addition to our military tuition discount, you may qualify to apply for veteran benefits under existing veteran programs. National University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Department of Defense’s standardized Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of servicemembers’ professional and personal self-development goals. The TA policy for the current fiscal year allows active-duty service members to receive tuition assistance of $4,500 per year.

Note that some service branches have established specific guidelines or limits for their members that do not mirror the standard policy. Please check with your Education Services Officer to determine the benefits available to you. For more information on Tuition Assistance, visit the DANTES website.

For more information, contact our Veterans Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].

Credit Transfer Requirements for Space Force Education

Get the credit you deserve. National University offers transfer-friendly degree programs to help you maximize as many previously-earned credits as possible, including college credits from other accredited institutions, professional or technical certifications, and military training and experience.

To learn more about transferring to NU, contact our Veteran’s Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].

National University Accreditation

National University has been regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1977. As a regionally accredited Institution, NU has met the highest education quality standards. Learn more about our regional accreditation.

Top Space Force Education Programs Selected

National University offers a program that fits everyone! As a Space Force Friendly university, we have students from across the country. Some of the most popular education programs selected by members are:

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