Sailors applying for Tuition Assistance (TA) are reminded that their chances of success are increased substantially by submitting requests early. Thirty days prior to the course start date is not too soon for members to start their TA requests. Before a TA request can be approved, Sailors must: (1) be counseled by their local Navy College Office (NCO) or the Virtual Education Center (VEC); (2) WebTA training must be completed; (3) an education/degree plan must be on file (with the course that the Sailor is requesting TA for included in the plan); and (4) the Sailor's command must approve the TA request. For more information, Sailors should contact their servicing NCO or call the Virtual Education Center (VEC) for assistance at 1-(877) 838-1659. For more information on the Navy College Program and the Virtual Education Center, visit the Navy College Program website.
For more on military education benefits, visit the Military.com Education section.