St. Ambrose University is proud to offer veterans, service members, and their families with avenues for higher education. Our online degree programs provide numerous opportunities for service members, and their dependents, to achieve their educational and professional goals.

VA Education Benefits and Yellow Ribbon Program

Many veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can take advantage of a fully online education for free or at a reduced cost.

St. Ambrose is proud to offer the Yellow Ribbon Program to those with 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility. With a matching grant from the VA, for the 2018-2019 school year, St. Ambrose will match 50 percent of tuition and fee expenses that exceed $23,671.94 — up to $5,000 for undergraduate students and adults enrolling in accelerated degree programs, and up to $2,750 for graduate students.

For more information, visit the GI Bill® website  or contact SAU’s Coordinator of Veterans Services at 563-333-5721.

In addition, qualified members currently serving in the U.S. armed forces may be eligible to transfer unused Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlement to their spouses or children. Click here to learn more about Transfer of Entitlements.

VA Educational Resources

*Allows students to verify their enrollment online. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved educational program and must have a current benefit award to use W.A.V.E.

Military Tuition Assistance

The U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Navy and Army Reserves provide federal tuition assistance programs. Iowa and Illinois also provide State Tuition Assistance for the Army and Air National Guard. Program details, eligibility and requirements vary.

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Military Credits

All prior military learning and experience will be carefully reviewed, and credits may be awarded based on American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines. Other credits may be awarded based on a prior learning assessment or through satisfactory performance on CLEP or DSST exams.

As part of the admissions process, we encourage you to request military transcripts from either of the following applicable institutions:

Official military transcripts can be sent to: St. Ambrose University, Office of the Registrar, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa, 52803


If you find you need a little help beyond your military benefits, here’s a list of additional resources.