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Eastern Kentucky University, which has a distinguished history as a military friendly school, is increasing the benefits it offers to members of the military. Effective immediately, tuition will be substantially reduced for active duty service members.

Active duty service members on federal orders for at least 180 days are eligible for EKU’s Military Reduced Tuition, which is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses. In addition, students will remain eligible to qualify for federal financial aid and have the opportunity use their GI Bill benefits to cover any remaining costs.

The reduced tuition rate will make education possible for more service members on active duty, regardless of where they are located. EKU Online offers more than 40 degree and certificate options that can be completed from home or while stationed abroad. Personalized advising helps ensure that online students make the most of their transfer credit and stay focused on their goals. Accelerated eight-week terms give them the opportunity to take one course at a time and remain on track.

“We believe soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines should have the opportunity to begin their college careers while serving our country,” said Bryan Cole, director of the EKU Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “This significant reduction in tuition helps active duty service members make the most of their federal benefits.”

Repeatedly recognized among the best universities for the military community, EKU received a Bronze Award when VIQTORY (formerly Victory Media) released its 2018-19 list of Military Friendly® Schools. The school also ranks among the Top 20 best four-year colleges for veterans, according to Military Times.

EKU offers a number of benefits to those who are currently serving or have served. Currently serving service members, veterans and dependents who plan to use military benefits can apply for undergraduate degree programs at no cost. Students can receive credit for their military experience and reduce their expenses by using the Books for Boots Exchange Library and book vouchers. EKU’s withdrawal and readmissions policies were designed with service members in mind.  

For more information about EKU Online degree programs and the University’s commitment to active duty military members and veterans, visit

Consistently recognized as having some of the nation’s best online degree programs, EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. Eastern is an accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that has offered online degree programs since 2006. Today, more than 40 online options are available in a variety of fields.