Military FAQs

How much will it cost for me to attend DeVry University?
Not as much as you think! Cost per credit hour is $250 for an undergraduate degree. Additional charges for electronic course materials apply.

Is DeVry University accredited?
DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. HLC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting association. For more specific information, visit our accreditation page.

Who is eligible to receive DeVry University's military rate?
U.S. military personnel serving in any of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (including National Guard and Reserves), and their spouses, are eligible for DeVry's undergraduate military pricing of $250 per credit hour.

Is DeVry University a Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member school?
Yes. DeVry University has been a long-time member of the SOC consortium of schools.

Do I have to pay an application fee?
DeVry University's application fee is waived for all eligible service members including eligible spouses.

Am I eligible to use my military tuition assistance (TA) for online coursework at DeVry University?
Service members are eligible to use their full entitlements per fiscal year on tuition expenses in DeVry University's distance learning program.

Can I use my GI Bill® while on active duty toward a DeVry University approved degree plan?
While on active duty you may be eligible to use your GI Bill® via the "Top-Up" program to pay for tuition expenses beyond what your branch of service covers annually. To learn more about your Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs web site.

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 the official U.S. government Web site at

Can I transfer my military training credits toward a degree at DeVry University?
You have the ability (depending on degree plan) to transfer up to 92 credits of approved coursework (including military experience for which ACE provides credit recommendations) into a bachelor's degree program. See Prior Learning Credit for more information.

Can I use CLEP and DANTES exams to fulfill credit and or course requirements?
You may transfer CLEP and DANTES examinations. Credits transfers will be dependent upon your individual requirements. See Prior Learning Credit for more information.

If I am deployed, can I withdraw?
You may withdraw from DeVry University online courses by simply providing us with a copy of your travel orders. If you are deployed at a moment's notice, we will need a POC within your unit to verify your deployment status. (Please refer to deployment policy for further information.)

How many credits can I expect to receive within a given year?
DeVry University offers six eight-week sessions each academic year.  Academic schedules are flexible enough to allow you to take a full load or as few as one course per session.

Do I need any special software to access an online class?
No special requirements are needed other than an updated PC, Microsoft Office and access to the Internet via dial-up or DSL. (Please refer to online classes technical specs for further details.)

How often do I have to attend class if I am completing a program online?
Academic requirements require you to access your online classroom a minimum of 3 times per week (Mon-Sun). A portion of each student's grade is based on input into the classroom discussion. Assignments and exams are also required.

Do I have to be in an online class at a particular time?
No. Our online delivery method is asynchronous, meaning that the student will have access to class 24/7. However, the instructor does have the option of holding a "live" chat room when students or the instructor feels the need to cover additional material or answer further questions.