You’re Destined to Make a Difference

The University of West Alabama welcomes you, our military-affiliated students, as you take another step toward making the world a better place. We support all active duty, Guard and reserve service members, veterans and their families as we help you earn a career-focused degree that facilitates your career as a civilian.

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Which Degree Program is Right For You?

The University of West Alabama is proud to meet you where you are in your academic career to help get you where you want to go in your civilian career. We proudly offer a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to help you take your next step.

Get Connected

Join our 3,500-plus online students earning the degrees they need to take the next step in their careers. You’ll find our enrollment process to be a personalized experience as we help connect you to your benefits, apply transfer credits and get credit for your military experience. You’ll be continually advised throughout your program and be supported by professionals who understand the unique needs of military students.

Learn Online

  • Access course materials from anywhere at anytime
  • Learn from the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus
  • Get the same support as you would on campus

Support Services

Students who learn online have the same access to critical support services as students who learn on campus.

  • Use Career Services. Learn about new job openings and prepare to impress employers through mock interview sessions, resume-writing and portfolio-building exercises.
  • Build Your Network. Connect with potential employers and professionals to learn more about prospective internships, job shadowing opportunities and employment.
  • Connect to Financial Aid. If you still need help with tuition after using your military benefits and our Military Connect Scholarship, we’ll help connect you to those options.

Use Your Military Benefits

For Military Affiliated Students | Affordable, High-Quality Degrees

When you use your military benefits and apply our Military Scholarship, your out-of-pocket tuition expense is extremely affordable.

GI Bill® Programs
The Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Forever GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill®, Veteran Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) and more.

Military Tuition Assistance
Active duty, National Guard and reserve students may be eligible to utilize DoD TA — it covers tuition expenses up to $250 per credit hour.

Transfer Credits
Transfer between 60 and 90 semester hours to an undergraduate degree or 9 semester hours to a graduate degree from prior coursework.

Credit for Your Military Training
UWA awards credit for military training, professional military education, and credit by examination (CLEP and DSST). Service members could earn up to 30 hours toward the BS in Technology or the BS in Public Safety.

UWA Military Connect Scholarship

Lower Your Tuition Rate Even Further

For Military-Affiliated Students | Combine with Military Benefits

UWA extends our own scholarship, Military Connect, to active military students, Guard and reserve service members, veterans, spouses and dependents. When you combine the lowered tuition rates from the scholarship and layer in your military benefits, your out-of-pocket tuition expense could be very affordable.

Cost Per Credit Hour

  • Undergraduate Degrees: $275 ($250 for active military)
  • Graduate Degrees: $329
  • Doctoral Degrees: $530

Alabama National Guard Education Assistance Program (ANGEAP) provides $5,080 for up to 120 academic hours per semester for tuition and fees that are not covered by VA education benefits. To qualify for the program, you must be an Alabama National Guard service member who is enrolled in an Alabama state-supported school.

Why The University Of West Alabama Online?

Discover the flexibility and convenience of learning online while benefiting from the quality you expect from one of Alabama’s oldest colleges. At the University of West Alabama Online, you’ll pursue your personal and career goals in a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, all in a flexible environment designed to fit your lifestyle. You’ll also benefit from a generous credit transfer policy, affordable degrees and personal support from application to graduation.

Benefits of Attending UWA Online:


    Earn an online degree on your schedule with personal support from application to graduation

  • Competitive Tuition

    Join the 80 percent of UWA students who receive some type of financial aid


    Benefit from UWA’s generous credit transfer policy


    Learn from scholars and practitioners to build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed

About Us

UWA is located in the heart of Livingston on the western border of the state. As one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in Alabama, we’ve been helping students pursue their dreams and goals since 1835. Join more than 3,500 online learners and take advantage of our tradition of excellence with our flexible online programs.