Florida National University: A Military Friendly School

Florida National University proudly supports the brave men and women (both past and present) of all U.S. Military Branches and their families. We honor their dedication and sacrifices in serving this great nation. Florida National University offers many benefits to service members and their families who want to expand their career opportunities after serving this great country.

Service Member Opportunities & Support

Credit by Exam Policy

Florida National University allows service members to earn course credits for passing college-level exams. With a passing grade, they can earn college credits that reduce the time spent in college. These credit-by-exam policies include:

Advanced Placement

Military service members can take advantage of Advanced Placement (AP) programs to earn competency equal to that of a college course. The academic advisor at Florida National University reviews AP credit. Students receive more information about AP credits during new student orientation.

CLEP General Tests

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program that measures a service member’s comprehension of college-level material and allows those who perform well on the exam college credit. Military personnel take CLEP exams free as part of their military education benefits.

Service Members can earn three or more college credits with a passing score on a CLEP exam. Passing CLEP exams can assist with reaching graduation sooner because fewer courses are required to earn a degree.

Career Support

Florida National University’s Career Services Department is committed to assisting our military students with employability skills, coaching, guidance, and resources to find employment in their chosen careers and respective specialized fields of study. These services included specialized career counseling, connections with military-friendly employers, and workshops on military-specific career topics.

Academic Support for Military-Connected Students

Florida National University offers academic support services for military students. These services included specialized tutoring and mentorship programs designed to address military students and their family members’ specific challenges and circumstances. FNU recognizes the need for flexibility and offers virtual options to accommodate military obligations and relocations.

Priority Registration

Applicants who are “active” military personnel are exempt from the Diagnostic exam, for members of each service component earn a qualifying enlistment AFQT score. AFQT scores are computed using the Standard Scores for Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Word Knowledge. For example, an AFQT score of 50 indicates that the student scored better than 50% of the nationally representative sample.

Financial Assistance

The Financial Aid Office strives to bridge the financial gap between a service member’s budget and the official need analysis assessment. Florida National University offers government-mandated funding for military-connected students. The military student services that FNU offers include:

  • Counseling on DoD benefits and financial aid
  • Processing of DoD benefits and financial aid
  • Personal financial support and/or advice
  • Help for physically disabled service members


Florida National University is accredited by many highly regarded associations in the industry. These accreditations include:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by providing education in nursing with a clear and appropriate objective.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) grants accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) promotes the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredit degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. They ensure educational quality and improve the effectiveness of their member institutions.

Eager to Learn More?

Florida National University shows its appreciation by offering preferred tuition to people serving on active duty, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans, and their Spouses. Whether you are accelerating your military or civilian career, you will find FNU offers affordable, career-focused degree programs that will assist you in obtaining your educational goals.

Contact us today to learn more about our Military & Veteran Educational Benefits.