Military and Veterans Admissions

Serving those who serve us

At Park University, we have a long history of serving the U.S. military. We’re nationally recognized as a leader in education for service members, veterans and their families.

We provide an environment of support for service members and veterans transitioning in and out of the military through our Global Warrior Center as well as flexible schedules and a number of convenient locations.

In addition to our flagship campus in Parkville, Missouri, you can study at one of 41 campus centers nationwide, 35 of which are on military installations. You can also complete your degree entirely, or partially, online – from anywhere in the world.

Affordable. Accessible. Maximum Benefits.

At Park University, you can maximize the educational benefits you’ve earned with your service. We offer generous credit for military training and experience. We evaluate your Joint Service Transcript (or equivalent) and award you up to 75 hours of college credit. If you’re currently serving, you can take advantage of a reduced tuition rate.


Park University will review your transcripts for military experience to determine how many transfer credits apply based on recommendations from the American Council on Education.



Park University is committed to our active duty and veteran populations by offering students discounted rates for tuition.

Military Undergrad $250

Military Grad $408

Veteran Undergrad $346

Veteran Grad $495




Park University uses the American Council on Education recommendations on prior military experience when deciding transfer credits for time served. We evaluate based on training and experience.

Our expert admissions team will work with you to maximize your credits towards your degree.

Below is an average of credits transferred based on rank.

Branch & RankNumber of Hours Transferred
USMC, O393
USA, W389
USA, E987
USMC, W471
USCG, E769
USMC, W166
USA, O365
USN, E860
USAF, E745

Contact an admissions representative today for your assessment.

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Park University is committed to finding ways to make college affordable. Our Zero Textbook Cost program alleviates the cost of textbooks while you earn your degree.

ParticipatiNg Degrees

Park University’s  Zero Textbook Cost program allows students studying online or at one of our distance campus centers to qualify for our no cost textbooks. Park University will provide you with electronic textbooks if you are majoring in a degree listed below. You will have access to the class materials online without having to purchase textbooks. This textbook savings program helps you save money while you earn your degree.

Criminal Justice, Associates & Bachelor of Science

Geography, Bachelor of Science 

Information Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

Military History, Bachelor of Science

Public Administration – Emphasis in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science

Social Psychology, Associates & Bachelor of Science

*The following minors also qualify for students majoring in the above programs: Business Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Geographic Information Systems, Geoscience, History, Information & Computer Science, Leadership and Military Studies.

The program is valued at approximately $1,680.

Who Qualifies

Park University students who qualify for the zero textbook cost program include those who are currently receiving our $250 per credit hour tuition rate and are majoring in participating degree programs.

$250 per credit hour includes:

Undergraduate Military (includes Active Duty, Active Duty Dependent, Reservist and National Guard)

Contact your student success coach or campus center coach for more information.
Phone: (888) 319-9522

Global Warrior Center

The Park Global Warrior Center helps inform students about their educational benefits, works with students being deployed or returning from a tour of duty, and provides references or assistance in anything else the veteran requires. The GWC also helps veterans with such topics as: education, employment, finances, access to healthcare and counseling services, assists with employment opportunities, post-traumatic stress disorder and transition assistance.

On-site Resources

The Park Global Warrior Center features laptops, a reference library, a relaxation station and other amenities to best serve the needs of service members, veterans, wounded warriors, family members, caregivers, dependents and spouses.

“Knowing I had 36 credits toward my degree from my experience was a great first step. That made choosing Park University an easy decision.”

Alfred, Marines, E5

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Global Warrior Center

At Park University, we have a long history of serving the U.S. military. We’re nationally recognized as a leader in education for service members, veterans and their families. We have a commitment to serve those who serve us all.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.