The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program.
TA Funds are a unique, distinct source of financial aid available to eligible service members. TA will be the first payer of tuition charged to the student (this means TA pays first and the student is liable for any remaining costs related to tuition and fees by paying out of pocket or by using other means of financial aid).
In general, eligible active duty service members can receive TA at a rate of $250 per semester hour cap with an annual ceiling of $4,500. The services are authorized to establish service-specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. TA policies and procedures are specific to each branch.
Eligible service members must receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the military service prior to enrolling.
To apply for and use TA for your branch of service click on your branch’s link below and follow the steps provided.