Our President, Frank Longaker, served as a captain in the U.S. Army and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. Longaker leads our great university with military members and families like you in mind. We understand that many of you have families to support and face the prospect of frequent overseas deployment. The thought of adding the burden of education in addition to your responsibilities might be intimidating.
We pride ourselves in being military-friendly and have built a support system for students just like you. We help you complete your course on time and go the extra mile to ensure your academic success. We are here for you, like you have been there for us.
Military student FAQs
How do I apply to University of Fairfax?
Complete our online application and authorize UFairfax to request your official transcript(s) on your behalf. Be sure to review the admissions requirements for masters and doctorate degree programs. Required documents should be uploaded to the application form.
There is no application fee for masters programs, but there is an application fee of $75 for certificate, doctoral, and PhD programs. After you submit your application, pay your application fee here.
Does University of Fairfax accept funding from the VA GI bill?
The University of Fairfax does accept VA GI Bill funding. Read about the different education bills you can use to fund your graduate degree here.
Are the online degree programs at University of Fairfax accredited?
The University of Fairfax is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
What happens if I get deployed during a course?
Our classes are 100% online through live video conferencing. Many of our students who are deployed are still able to complete assignments and attend class. If you believe you will not be able to access class or complete assignments due to your deployment, email your instructor and they will work with you on a plan to completing the class.
College Credit for Military Service & Training
You may be eligible for college credit based on your military service and training. These resources listed below will help you determine if college credit was earned.
- The American Council on Education https://www.acenet.edu/Programs-Services/Pages/Credit-Transcripts/Students.aspx
- Defense Acquisition University https://www.dau.edu/