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Military Tuition Discount Program

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California University of Pennsylvania is trimming the cost of higher education for active duty military, veterans and their families.

Beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, tuition costs will be discounted for veterans of all U.S. military branches, as well as their spouses and eligible dependents, when they enroll in Cal U Global Online, the university’s 100 percent online learning community.

  • Undergraduates Global Online students will pay a reduced rate of $250 per credit.  A per credit savings of more than $100/credit for out of state residents.
  • Graduate Global Online students will pay $399 per credit, or 90 percent of the in-state rate, no matter where they reside.  A per credit savings of more than $300/credit for out of state residents.

The discount for veterans mirrors the reduced tuition rate for active-duty military members that Cal U first offered in summer 2014. Since its inception, the program for active-duty military has increased online enrollment by service members and their families by more than 80 percent.

***Please note that this discount program ONLY applies to those enrolled in 100% Global Online programs at Cal U.  This does not apply to those taking just one online course as part of your campus program.  If you are uncertain, please contact for more information.***

Verification of Military Status

  • Active Duty Service Member:  A copy of your orders that confirms and verifies the dates of Active Duty service/status - Mobilization (MOB), Temporary Duty (TDY), Permanent Change in Station (PCS) or Proof of Service Letter (Air Force)
  • Dependent of Active Duty Service Member:  A copy of the Service Member's military orders
  • National Guard or Reserve:  A memorandum or Notice of Basic Eligibility form (NOBE 2384) from your Command's Educational Service Officer, Active Guard Reserve (AGR) orders, or ADOS orders
  • Veterans and Veteran Dependents:  DD214 (Active Duty Report)

About Cal U Global Online

Cal U Global Online offers more than 40 career-focused associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Online delivery allows students to complete their assignments at any time, from anywhere with Internet access, making Global Online a convenient option for students who are combining higher education with family or career responsibilities.

Cal U Global Online programs meet the same academic standards as campus-based programs, and courses are taught by the same expert professors. Support staff work closely with Global Online students from their initial inquiry through graduation, and resources are available to assist students who may be eligible for military or veterans’ education benefits. 

For more information about the tuition discount for veterans at California University of Pennsylvania, visit, e-mail the Cal U Global Online office at, or call 724-938-5958 or 866-595-634

Military Friendly Education

Cal U has been a long term provider for Military friendly education and support services.

  • Victory Media has recognized Cal U as a "Military-Friendly School" for seven consecutive years.
  • Military Advanced Education has consistently ranked Cal U as a "Military-Friendly School".

Dedicated to Service: We recognize and appreciate the service of our Active Service Members and Veteran students. 

We are proud to serve those who took an oath to defend and serve our country!

Committed to Quality: Cal U accepts Military transfer credits for Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard through Joint Services Transcripts (JSTs), as well as Air Force credits through the Community College of the Air Force.

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