Military Cost & Aid

Undergraduate active duty military rate*:
$250 per Credit Hour

* Note: We must be able to verify your active-duty status in the Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Navy using the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website. Other Service Components, including Reserve and National Guard, are not eligible for this reduced tuition rate. Learn more about regular undergraduate tuition rates.

Engineering Management (MEM) by Portable Media 
MEM courses by Portable Media follow the out-of-state graduate tuition rate and associated technology fee, regardless of the student's state of residence.

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory FeesDescription
General Services Fee$18  — Paid each semester, regardless of the number of classes taken
ID Card Fee$4  — Paid each semester, regardless of the number of classes taken
Course Technology Fee$30 per credit hour — For each technology-delivered course

Additional fees apply for courses taken at main campus. For full details about ODU tuition and fees, click here.

For general questions about tuition, contact ODU's Office of Finance at 757-683-3030 or

Active duty military members should seek approval from their Education Services Officer (ESO), military counselor, or service branch prior to enrollment.

Each branch of service sets its own criteria to determine eligibility for the program and has its own application process.

For steps to use Tuition Assistance by branch, please visit ODU's Military Connection Center website.

Tuition Assistance Process & Policies

Non-degree or first-time GI Bill®

If you are a “non-degree seeking” student, or a first-time GI Bill® user, please contact ODU Veterans Services at 757-683-4425 or email

Information on the return of unearned Tuition Assistance (TA) funds

Please visit ODU's Office of Finance for official institution policy and schedule regarding the Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance (TA) Funds to the Government.

MEM by Portable Media Course Payments

GI Bill® Benefits

  • If you are working on the MEM by Portable Media, and you indicate that you will be using a GI Bill® chapter on your course registration, that information is automatically forwarded to ODU Veterans Services for certification.
  • Tuition and fees for MEM certified for Post 9/11 GI Bill® Chapter 33 are paid directly to ODU from the VA.
  • MEM courses approved for other GI Bill® Chapters (30 and 31) must be paid in full at the time of registration. These costs are reimbursed to you by the VA. Once payments are submitted by the VA or by the student, these funds are applied to reach a zero balance in your student account. You can view your student account balance in LEO Online.

Student Loans

  • Student loans/deferments must be approved before registering for courses. Ensure that your selected course term dates fall within ODU regular semester dates (term will be indicated on the registration form).

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at