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Reduced Active Duty Tuition Rate

Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition rates of $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $325 for graduate courses* to eligible active service members who are not utilizing any other form of federal or state military education entitlement other than Tuition Assistance (TA).

Some restrictions apply; if you have questions regarding your eligibility for the Active Duty Rate, please call our office at 859-622-2345 or email

*Note:   The following programs are not eligible for the Reduced Active Duty Rate:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and BS/Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. 

How to claim your Active Duty Military Rate:

  • Open Chrome or Internet Explorer and visit
  • Enter your information to create a free account.
  • Provide the information requested on the "Single Record Request" tab to obtain a report certifying active duty status.**  (Only enter the required information designated by the red asterisks - Name, DOB, SS#) 
  • Submit your Certificate of Active Duty Status to the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs at  Please include your EKU Student ID #.

Important Information for Students!

  • All students (including continuing and returning) must provide a Certificate of Active Duty Status prior to the beginning of each academic year, after August 1.
  • Students must submit the Certificate of Active Duty Status prior to the Add/Drop deadline in the first term of each subsequent academic year.  Please go to Colonels Compass for Add/Drop deadlines based upon your registered terms. 
  • The Active Duty Military Rate cannot be applied retroactively.   
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