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PROUD TO SERVE

VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY

We are proud that you are considering ACU and thank you for your service. With our premier biblically-integrated liberal arts education, you’ll have a strong foundation to achieve your career goals while living out your Christian faith. ACU is committed not only to your educational advancement but to your spiritual development as well.

 

Covered Student Veterans Programs

ACU is approved as a degree-granting institution for the attendance of veterans under Title 38, U.S. Code and active duty military members under the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program.

Programs Include:

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®
Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E)
Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill®
Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® for Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
Veteran Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program

Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserves
Air Force and Air Force Reserves
Marine Corps
Navy and Navy Reserve
Coast Guard, Coast Guard Selective Reserve, and civilian employees of Coast Guard

Note: 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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.

How to Apply

Complete Application

Complete and submit your official online application for admission which includes the required essay.

Submit a non-refundable $25 application fee

When you submit your online application, you will submit your application fee through the online portal.

Submit an official transcript

Submit an official transcript All official transcripts must be mailed directly to the address below:
Arizona Christian University
Office of Admissions
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

Confirmation

Confirm with your Recruiter/EMS that your official transcript has been received and complete any additional financial aid documents required.

Admissions Requirements

Note: These requirements are for veteran and active military college students

  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith – this will be articulated in the personal essay of the application. You will describe your relationship with Christ and discuss your spiritual growth.
  • The student must have at least a 2.5 unweighted high school GPA. 
  • The student must have at least an 18 ACT Composite or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math score of 850 SAT. 

Yellow Ribbon Program

ACU is a Yellow Ribbon participating school. The program is a provision of the Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill. Institutions of higher education voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution. ACU offers unlimited scholarship funds available for your education without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT MILITARY CREDITS DOES ACU ACCEPT?
ACU accepts military credits from Navy/Marine Corps SMARTS, Army AARTS, and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
WHERE CAN I FIND THE APPLICATION?

ACU uses an online application to evaluate admission.

Application

HOW DO I KNOW FOR WHAT VA BENEFITS I QUALIFY?

Please contact your regional VA office to discuss your benefits:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.asp

WHAT PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED?
A copy of your completed VA paperwork is required. If you apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, please also submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You will received your COE upon completion of the VONAPP via mail.
IS THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) REQUIRED?
No, but it is available for those who qualify and choose use it. Be sure to list ACU (code 007113) on the FAFSA when prompted.
HOW DO I PROVIDE MY OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS?
Once you submit your application, your Enrollment Management Specialist will help you with the official request process.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?

Complete our Cost of Attendance Calculator and speak with your Enrollment Management Specialist to ensure your complete the required FAFSA and discuss your housing and meal plans, which will affect your total cost to attend.

Click here to view our tuition and fees schedule.

TUITION

SHOULD I SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WITH MY APPLICATION?
Yes, the application will also include a written statement of faith essay. Ensure you provide all college credits, including community college, university, police and fire credits for review.

Questions About Admissions?
Contact the Office of Admissions at

Phone:
1 (800) 247-2697 or 
(602) 489-5300