Military – Veterans, Active Duty, Family

ABTU is proud to be a military friendly university for active duty, veterans, spouses and dependents of military personnel

✓ Recognized as a Top 10 Military Friendly® 2018-19 Gold School
✓ Voted Military Friendly University 2010-2017
✓ Tuition is half the cost of national average
✓ DEAC Accredited
✓ 100% online, instructor led, interactive and available 24/7
✓ Carry your classroom with you on your mobile device or laptop
✓ Visit your Forever GI Bill® Resource Page for active duty, veterans, spouses and dependents of military personnel

Choose a university that has over a decade of experience in serving veterans. In the past several years ABTU has donated over $1 million in tuition to veterans in need of tuition funds to complete programs at ABTU.

Changing the way online education is delivered is a benefit for military on the move

Need a military friendly school that accommodates your busy schedule? American Business & Technology University is changing the way online military education is delivered. We deliver live, interactive online lectures; see and speak with your instructors in the live classroom up to two days a week.

Active Duty, veterans, spouses and dependents of military personnel can take advantage of live-streaming online lectures which are recorded and available 24/7 online, anywhere in the world, on most devices including, tablets, iPhone, iPad, and most smartphones and mobile devices. ABTU holds live online classes on evenings and weekends.

ABTU’s tuition is roughly half the national average of similar colleges and universities, which means, you can graduate with no debt when you use your GI Bill® or Active Duty Tuition Assistance. Earn your degree with potentially no out of pocket cost. ABTU promotes completing your education and training without the use of private or federal student loans. At ABTU, we work hard to keep education and training affordable to you. We offer tuition that is in line with what Tuition Assistance pays. ABTU also offers an Active Duty scholarship that will allow you to complete your degree without the need to borrow funds and pay out of pocket, helping  you get the most from your benefits.

ABTU is committed to supporting active duty military with personal 1-on-1 support 7 days a week and extended office hours to accommodate those serving our country overseas. Active duty personnel, veterans, spouses, and dependents can receive a scholarship or discount that matches your tuition assistance up to 50%. Spouses and dependents may be eligible for discounts as well. As a military friendly school, we provide assistance with deployments and military related obligations, accelerated schedules and three-quarter or full-time enrollment.

ABTU is a university that is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) that is also approved by all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Although each branch has its own guidelines, ABTU staff are well qualified to help you manage the process and get the most out of your earned benefit.

Military training, as well as prior college credits, CLEP, DANTES and other select credits can qualify for transfer credits to ABTU. At no charge, ABTU will review your transcripts prior to enrollment.

ABTU also accepts MyCAA – Military Spouse Financial Assistance program. The following resources on this page will allow you to locate information pertaining to you. Please contact a member of the ABTU staff for additional information or clarification.

Military spouses and dependents empowered

As an accredited university, we are proud to support our military families in their pursuit of higher education. As a military spouse or dependent of someone in the military, you know the importance of training and the role it plays in achieving your goals.

ABTU has made furthering your education more convenient by offering you simple and transparent tuition that fits within your MyCAA Scholarship Program, with zero out of pocket cost to you. Our training courses and degree programs are also conveniently available 100% online and flexible to your schedule.

Everything you need to complete a program at ABTU is included, making this one of the most convenient, and highly rated programs by military spouses and family members.

To speak to a coordinator, simply complete the application form here(There is no application fee and no obligation.)

For more general information regarding the MyCAA Scholarship Program, and to see ABTU’s rating by other military spouses, click here to view the official SECO website. To learn more about ABTU’s programs for military spouses and dependents click here.

Ready to get started on your future? Just follow these 4 easy steps.

These links will open in a new page so you can return to this page and continue the steps.

  1. Apply now to American Business & Technology University.
  2. Complete your application with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Click here and register for a basic account.
  3. Email your VONAPP confirmation number received from the Department of Veteran Affairs to along with your phone number.
  4. An ABTU military admissions coordinator will contact you via phone and email to confirm your information.


Phone: 816-279-7000 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Central Time
Live Chat: On our website available 24/7
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Transfer Credits:

ABTU will review for transcripts for the potential transfer of college credits at no charge. Click here to submit your transcripts. 

ABTU only accepts official transcripts for consideration of transfer credits; however you can send unofficial transcripts or a copy of them for a complimentary review to help you estimate your completion time. 

MyCAA Benefits:

Click here to view MyCAA benefits page for Spouses of Service members

Forever GI Bill:

“I decided to continue my education because I was approaching retirement from the Army. I needed something additional to add to my resume to make me competitive in the civilian world. That’s when I turned to ABTU. ABTU’s staff was wonderful and made going back to school enjoyable. ABTU transitioned my military service into college credits and back to school I went. Since becoming an ABTU student I have earned my AAS and I’m well on my way to earning my BAS. Thank you ABTU!!!”

– Matthew H., Veteran