Military Tuition Assistance

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Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Additionally active duty members may elect to use the GI Bill "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high cost courses.

TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.

Check out our detailed pages explaining the program regulations for each service:

Recap of program:

Service Amount Covered Covered Fees Who is Eligible Form
Air Force 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $4,500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active duty
  • Reserves

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Army 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • 16 semester hours per year
  • $4,500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • ARNG on Active Duty
  • Army Reserves
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Navy 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed::
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $4,500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Naval Reserves in AD status
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Marines 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $4,500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty only
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Coast Guard 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $2,250 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Reserves in AD status
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