Military Tuition Assistance

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 MGIB "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.

Follow the links for your particular service and start taking advantage of this GOLDEN opportunity:

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
  • $4500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active duty
  • Reserves

Online Application Process

Army 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • 16 semester hours per year
  • $4500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • ARNG on Active Duty
  • Army Reserves
Online Application Process
Navy 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed::
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $4500 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Naval Reserves in AD status
Online Application 
Marines 100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166 per quarter hour
  • $4500 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
  • $2250 per fiscal year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Reserves in AD status
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