Sailors planning to take college courses in the New Year using Tuition Assistance (TA) should submit requests before the holiday stand-down period to get a head-start on the review and approval process. Sailors who get an early start on their applications have the best chance of having their requests approved. Servicemembers are required to obtain approval for TA funding before the official start of a course. TA applications are funded on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no risk in applying early; the NCVEC can modify or cancel the TA voucher after the fact if necessary with no harm to the Sailor. For more information, visit the Navy College Program website or call NCVEC toll free at 1-877-838-1659; DSN 492-4684.
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