Skip Navigation
Edvisors Transparent star logo
Search Box Form
Search Box Form
After Navigation
Home Student Employment Military Student Aid U.S. Armed Forces Tuition Assistance

U.S. Armed Forces Tuition Assistance

The Tuition Assistance (TA) program pays for up to 100% of the cost of tuition and required fees for off-duty courses at accredited colleges and universities for qualifying active-duty enlisted servicemembers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. Tuition Assistance will also pay for the cost of obtaining a high school degree. Servicemembers incur a service obligation in exchange for the Tuition Assistance. Servicemembers must receive a minimum GPA or they may be required to repay the TA.

×
Find & Compare Private Student Loans for Your School:
Find Loans

Funding is limited to $250 per semester credit hour ($166 per quarter credit hour) and $4,500 per year. Servicemembers may use GI Bill benefits to “top up” (supplement) TA benefits, paying the difference between tuition and actual TA benefits for high-tuition programs. (Tuition Assistance is sometimes referred to as a “kicker” when used in conjunction with GI Bill benefits.)

Requirements vary by branch of service. For more information, visit:

See also the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Get this article in your inbox.

Email This Article

×
Find & Compare Private Student Loans for Your School:
School Search Form