Grand Canyon University

Find Your Purpose

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is an affordable, private Christian university and one of the largest and fastest-growing universities in the country.*

GCU integrates a welcoming Christian worldview into our wide variety of academic programs offering many online — giving you the freedom you need to earn your degree in the time you have — from wherever you are!

We invite students from all backgrounds and denominations and hope to inspire you to become a servant leader who impacts your community.

Grand Canyon University Serves the Military Community
With honor, Grand Canyon University (GCU) proudly serves military service members, veterans, Department of Defense personnel and their dependents. The demands of military life, with deployments and irregular schedules, can make school complex. In addition to traditional campus classes, GCU offers flexible online and evening degree programs.

GCU Veterans Center
GCU’s Veterans Center provides resident, commuter and online military students with personalized assistance tailored to veterans. The Veterans Center is a hub for GCU student veterans and their families to network and study. The on-campus center is staffed with a veterans resource coordinator who can assist you with questions or concerns about your military education benefits. You will also have access to Wi-Fi and a textbook exchange. Our objective is to link you with the resources you need to meet your academic goals. Explore our Veterans Center to learn more.


Q What is the cost per credit hour for active military students at GCU?

Military students (Active Duty, Active Reserve, Active Guard) with TA are eligible for a special military cost per credit hour in our GCU online and evening programs. This rate also applies to spouses of active service members. In addition, GCU waives the Learning Management System fee and Canyon Connect fee for these students, including spouses.

Q Does GCU offer a scholarship for veteran students?

Veteran students are granted a 10% scholarship off tuition for online and evening programs.

Q Do you accept military credits?

Yes! GCU is proud to serve the military community as a military-friendly institution. We follow the American Council on Education guidelines when determining transferability. GCU provides a complimentary pre-evaluation of the service member's Joint Service Transcript. We also provide a no cost pre-evaluation of Air University credits for Air Force service members. This is in addition to evaluating any other college credits earned.

Q What are the steps to getting admitted as a student veteran?

To start your path toward a degree as a student veteran, contact GCU at 855-GCU-LOPE and ask to speak with a military counselor. For questions on military benefits and tuition visit our Military Tuition Assistance page.

Q Is GCU a Yellow Ribbon school?

Is GCU a Yellow Ribbon school? GCU is a Yellow Ribbon school. This allows GCU to provide agreed upon VA education benefits. For more about the Yellow Ribbon program, visit our VA College Benefits page.

Q Is GCU a military friendly school?

Yes, GCU is a military friendly school and offers many benefits for current military members as well veterans and their dependents.