About Grantham

How long has Grantham University been around?

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by WWII Veteran Donald Grantham, whose desire was to help fellow veterans improve their lives through higher education. Learn more about Grantham’s history.

Is Grantham University accredited?

Yes, Grantham University has been nationally accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Grantham also has programmatic accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), as well as from ABET, and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). In addition, Grantham is recognized by or aligned nationally with higher education and professional groups. Read more about our accreditations and affiliations.


What kinds of degree, certificate or other academic programs does Grantham University offer?

We offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels in fields such as business, nursing, allied health, criminal justice, engineering technology, and computer science and more. All courses and programs exist completely online, in a convenient and flexible format.

How does the online format work at Grantham University? Can students login anywhere at any time?

Every course at Grantham University is 100% online, and most courses start monthly and last eight weeks. Students sign in (via our student portal) to the popular learning management system Blackboard Learn, where they participate in discussions with classmates, submit assignments and take exams. There is no one required time to attend class, and students complete work on their own schedule. Students must have regular access to a computer with these requirements and specifications.


How does a prospective student apply to Grantham University?

Everything an incoming student needs to apply to Grantham University is addressed on our website’s admissions section. Our admissions experts are also available via live chat, email or phone call. Students should expect a simple and efficient process, with no SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT or standardized test requirements for admission.

How do transcripts work at Grantham University?

Prospective students are responsible for reporting all previously attended colleges and universities for which they wish to have earned credits evaluated for transfer into a Grantham University degree program. Students wishing to transfer credit must have official transcripts on file and evaluated prior to course registration. Students/alumni seeking a copy of their official transcripts from Grantham can order the transcripts through our Transcript Ordering Center.

Does Grantham University accept transfer credits?

Yes. Grantham University evaluates learning inside and outside the classroom – including previous college courses, corporate or military training, certifications and more – to help students save time and money in earning their Grantham degree. In order to see if you are eligible for transfer credit based on prior education you will need to submit transcripts for evaluation. This includes your JST if you are a military student. For a Prior Learning Assessment to see if your experience outside the classroom is eligible, your student advisor can guide you through that process. More information on our transfer credit policies and procedures.

Paying for my education

How much is tuition? Is financial aid available?

At Grantham University, we work to keep costs as low as possible for students. At $295/credit hour for undergrads and $350/credit hour for grad students, our tuition rate is lower than many other institutions. For qualifying students, a special military (or civil servant) rate reduces costs further, while additional scholarship and grant opportunities can also keep costs down for select students. Grantham is also approved to offer Federal Student (financial) Aid.

Does Grantham University accept military funding, or offer any military student discounts?

Grantham University helps veterans maximize their Veterans Administration benefits, and active duty and reserve service members make the most of their Tuition Assistance benefits. Grantham’s military programs for active duty service members, veterans and military spouses also include a textbook and software grant, among other benefits. Additionally, Grantham offers a $250/credit hour discounted military and veteran rate.

Are there scholarships or similar special programs for Grantham University’s non-military students?

Grantham University is proud to offer numerous legacy, memorial and partner scholarships. The scholarships range from industry/school specific (e.g., business or nursing students), to those for military students or government employees. On a related note, Grantham partners with associations, community groups and corporations of all types to offer their member-students tuition discounts and other benefits.

Other Questions

What should I do if I’m having issues with my computer or Grantham websites/software?

For IT or technical help, visit our Technical Frequently Asked Questions page.

Can international students attend Grantham University?

Yes, Grantham University accepts all students who qualify, including those living inside or outside the United States or its properties. In short, there are no restrictions on citizenship, residency or status. However, prospective Grantham students with secondary or previous education in a foreign country must demonstrate English language proficiency. And any foreign transcripts (high school, college, etc.) must be evaluated by an authorized party.

How long does it usually take to earn a degree from Grantham University?

The length of time to earn a degree from Grantham University depends on many factors, including (but not limited to) the level of degree, amount of hours in the program, and whether the student persists without any “breaks” from one term to the next. Transfer credits, of course, can shorten the process. Speak with an admissions advisor who can help you determine the length of the program you are interested in.

What type of support does Grantham offer, academically and career-wise?

Grantham’s primary goal is student success. We want all of our students to do well in class, and to graduate, so they can achieve their goals. Our Student Advisors provide a high level of support starting prior to your first day in class and then on a minimum of a weekly or bi-weekly check in after you start. Our instructors will provide you individual support or access to resources you need. In addition, Grantham offers 24/7 tutoring in many classes, at no additional cost. Our dedicated career services staff are experts in helping create ideal job candidates and will begin working with you during your program and continue to support your job search needs after graduation.

Is it possible to see Grantham University’s course catalog before applying?

Yes, the catalog and student handbook are accessible online to everyone. This catalog contains information on Grantham’s background, as well as policies, procedures, program information and course descriptions. It is an essential resource for students.