Spring Arbor University

Category: Private institutions with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Michigan

About Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a Christian liberal arts university with a passion for accessible and transformational education. The University offers 70 undergraduate majors, nine adult degree completion programs, and 12 graduate programs across three modalities: a traditional residential campus in Spring Arbor, 11 different adult learning sites in Michigan and Ohio, and online.
STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Admissions & Orientation

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Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Spring Arbor University

The wide range of programs and delivery options (traditional, online, hybrid, one-night-per-week, weekend) available at Spring Arbor University allow military members and veterans to choose the program and delivery option that works best for their situation. Programs start year-round, and students can receive credit for military training. SAU offers a 30% discount to Active and National Guard members and a 15% discount to veterans whose benefits have expired. We also embrace the Principles of Excellence and are a Yellow Ribbon school.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $26,130 $26,130 $13,274 $13,274
Fees $600 $600 $335 $335
Room $4,320 $4,320 N/A N/A
Board $4,950 $4,950 N/A N/A
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $37,000 $37,000 $14,609 $14,609
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes