Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, 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:
- Air Force Tuition Assistance
- Army Tuition Assistance
- Navy Tuition Assistance
- Marine Corps Tuition Assistance
- Coast Guard Tuition Assistance
- National Guard Tuition Assistance
- Reserve Tuition Assistance
Recap of program:
|Service||Amount Covered||Who is Eligible|
|Air Force||100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
|Army||100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
|Navy||100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
|Marine Corps||100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
|Coast Guard||100% tuition & fees, not to exceed:
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