Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Tuition assistance is available to active-duty and active Guard/Reserve, and military and civilian personnel of the Army National Guard through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support. Tuition assistance will cover the majority of tuition costs for most active-duty military. Each branch of service has established an annual cap for tuition assistance.

Check with your installation’s education center for more information concerning how to apply for tuition assistance. Reserve component members are also eligible for tuition assistance under this policy. However, each service component has established specific guidelines, limits, and policies for their members that may be different than the typical active-duty policy. Before registering for any courses, Reservists should check with their local Education Services officer for information about the limits of tuition assistance coverage.

Learn more about DANTES

To learn more about DANTES, call (850) 452-1111 or visit

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