If you are active duty, Reservist, or a member of the National Guard, you may be eligible to receive Tuition Assistance (TA). To determine your eligibility for TA, please contact your Education Service Officer (ESO) for details.
Note: If you are a Reservist or National Guard personnel, you should also seek any tuition assistance or reimbursement that your respective military employers may offer as this could lower your total out-of-pocket expenses.
Active-duty military service members, please visit your service-specific portal to learn more about tuition assistance policies.
U.S. Air Force
Air Force Tuition Assistance is offered to active-duty Airmen and Reserves on extended active duty. TA is paid up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year. TA must be requested 7 days prior to start (but not earlier than 45 days prior to start). TA is requested online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC Portal).
For the most up-to-date information regarding the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program, visit the Air Force’s Personnel Center at https://www.afpc.af.mil/benefits-and-entitlements/military-tuition-assistance-program/.
Members of the U.S. Army, including Army Reserve and Army National Guard on active duty, are eligible for TA for up to $250 per credit hour with a $4,000 cap per military fiscal year. TA must be requested 7 days prior to start (but not earlier than 60 days prior to start) TA requests must be approved before the start date of the class, without exception. All eligible soldiers will request TA through ArmyIgnitED.
For the most up-to-date information regarding the Army Tuition Assistance Program, visit the ArmyIgnitED at https://ww.armyignited.army.mil or speak with a representative from your designated Army Education Center.
Your ArmyIgnitED TA Approval Process
- Soldiers should establish a new ArmyIgnitED account at https://www.armyignited.army.mil/ using your Common Access Card (CAC) as well as enroll in a UAGC program.
- After reviewing and updating your ArmyIgnitED Profile, Soldiers will need to create an Education Goal and have it approved by your education counselor. An Evaluated Degree plan may be requested at this time, but will be required before being able to submit a third TA request.
- Your Education Goal will be approved or denied by your Army education counselor.
- Only after your Education Goal is approved by your Army education counselor, will you be able to submit a tuition assistance request.
- Provide approved TA Request forms to UAGC via the [email protected] inbox.
U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Coast Guard and Reserve members affiliated with the Selected Reserve (SELRES). TA is authorized for up to $250 per credit hour for a total of $3,750 per fiscal year. TA must be requested 14 days prior to start (but not earlier than 90 days prior to start).
For the most up-to-date information regarding the U.S. Coast Guard Tuition Assistance Program, visit https://www.uscg.mil/Portals/3/Documents/VOL_ED/TA%20WAWF%20Guide%205%200%202.pdf?ver=2017-02-23-112920-397.
U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Corps Tuition Assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty Marines up to $250 per semester hour for a total of $4,500 per fiscal year. TA requests must be submitted and approved before the start date of the class, without exception.
For the most up-to-date information regarding the Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Program, visit https://www.marines.com/life-as-a-marine/benefits/education.html.
Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) is offered to active-duty sailors and selected Reservists on active duty for 120 continuous days who have completed a minimum of two years of service (cannot be waived). TA is offered up to $250 per credit hour with a $3,000 (12-credit) cap per military fiscal year. TA must be requested at least 14 days prior to start date.
For the most up-to-date information regarding the Navy Tuition Assistance Program, visit the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/.
If you have any questions about the use of your military benefits, e-mail [email protected].