Active Duty

Tuition Assistance


Confused about Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA)? Don’t be. TA isn’t a loan; it is a benefit, just like leave or health care. Each year Congress supplies funds to the services to be used toward tuition costs. Each service has its own rules and procedures, but service members may be eligible for up to $4,500 of educational benefits each year. The money is paid directly to the university to be applied toward tuition expenses. If the cost of tuition exceeds the cap, service members may be eligible to use their GI Bill benefits under the “top-up” program to cover out-of-pocket costs.

Military.com explains each service’s TA program and provides links to the services actual TA websites.

If you are active duty Army or Activated Guard/Reserves (AGR), visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website to find your benefits. Go to www.GoArmyEd.com to process your TA claim.

If you are an active duty Coast Guard member, go to www.CoastGuard.com to process your TA claim.

If you are an active duty Navy member, go to www.Navy.mil to process your TA claim.

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