Military & First Responder Tuition and Fees | Webster University

Active Duty, Veteran & First Responders

Military & First Responder Tuition and Fees


Military students may be eligible for tuition assistance provided by the military (verification required). Please consult your base education officials.

U.S. Active-Duty Military, National Guard & Reserve

  • Undergraduate Classroom: $250/credit hour (excluding flat-fee students)
  • Undergraduate Online: $250/credit hour 
  • Graduate Classroom: $380/credit hour
  • Graduate Online: $470/credit hour

U.S. Civilians (including Veterans)*

  • Undergraduate Classroom: $520/credit hour
  •   § UG Classroom California ONLY: $585/credit hour
  • Undergraduate Online: $725/credit hour
  • Graduate Classroom: $645/credit hour 
  • Graduate Online: $780/credit hour

* Federal employees, Government contractors on the installation and dependents of Active Duty Military, National Guard and Reserve who enroll in on-base, in-classroom courses. are eligible for Webster University's USA Scholarship.

† Qualified First Responders are eligible for Webster University's First Responder Scholarship. For the purposes of the First Responder Scholarship, First Responders are defined as State and Local Police Officers and Sheriffs, Firefighters, EMTs/Paramedics, and Registered Nurses and Physicians working in emergency room settings. Additional guidance is available on the Office of Military Affairs website.

Verification of Status

U.S. military affiliated and first responder students must verify their status to receive tuition rates and scholarships for these groups. Students may present their ID at any local campus.  Or verification can be submitted via email to

Accepted verification includes:

  • Active Duty Military:  Obtain documentation by submitting a request for documentation from the Service-Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website.
  • National Guard:  Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Military Reserve:  Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Civil Service Employees:  Use Common Access Card and MyBiz+ tool to send password-protected email attachment.
  • Military Dependents:  Copy of DEERS ID.
  • Federal Contract Workers:  Proof of employment in the form of an employer letter or pay stub.
  • First Responders:  Copy of ID.
  • National Military Family Association (NMFA):  Students identifying as NMFA eligible do need to provide documentation.  Webster University will verify eligibility directly with NMFA.  Students who are not a member of NMFA, but need further information on eligibility may visit or contact them at
  • Children of Fallen Patriots/Folds of Honor:  Please submit inquiry to the Office of Military Affairs at Webster University.

Please note that Webster University cannot accept copies of U.S. government identification.  Photocopying U.S. government identification is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.  It is acceptable to provide military or government ID to commercial establishments but they cannot copy or duplicate it in anyway. Read more:


  • Graduate Application Fee (excluding doctorate programs): $50
    (degree and non-degree - non-refundable)
  • Graduate Application Fee (doctorate programs): $125
    (degree and non-degree - non-refundable)
  • Undergraduate Application fee: No Application Fee
    (degree and non-degree and degree completion - non-refundable)
  • Graduation fee: $100
  • Additional lab fees may be assessed for selected classes.


Webster University is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or any Military Service and images including incidental uniformed military personnel, facilities, or Military Service Marks do not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or any Military Service.