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Military and Veterans

Upper Iowa offers a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamic lifestyle of today's military personnel and their families. Upper Iowa has been named a top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education and Victory Media.  We are proud to be a participating institution in the Principles of Excellence and Yellow Ribbon programs.

Flexibility is the key to educational opportunities for today’s service members, giving you the opportunity to fulfill your military commitment without leaving your career objectives behind. Depending on your schedule and location, you can take courses in an educational classroom while you’re on base, online when you’re not on base, and as self-paced study if you don’t have reliable access to a computer and a modem. Our portable learning programs go with you-from home, to the military installation, to the field, sea, or air-no matter where you are. In addition, the flexible course and assignment completion schedules work with your military commitments. UIU is accessible, no matter where you are. If you're on the move, you can combine aspects of any of the three UIU Academic Extension programs (Self-Paced Degree, Online, and Military Learning Centers) to work with your personal schedule and duty status.  Please see the 2015-2016 Military and Veterans Information Sheet that outlines why UIU might be right for you.

UIU has a deployment policy that allows us to work with you to help you advance towards your goals while you serve your country.

Our military-based academic advisors will help you develop a program of coursework that will advance you toward your goals and be reflective of your busy, and often-changing, lifestyle. Upper Iowa offers:

Distance Education:

  • Self-Paced Degree Program is a self-paced paper/email based program through which you set your own pace and schedule for coursework. Materials are transferred via mail, e-mail or fax, allowing you to study no matter where you are – on the installation, on temporary duty, in the field, at sea, or in the air. Enroll when you want; start when you’re ready.
  • Online courses are delivered via the Internet. Six, eight-week terms each year provide convenient options to get started when you are ready.

Military Learning Centers:

Here are some helpful links to more information about the military and for veterans:

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