Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% (Up to $250 per semester hour) for the tuition expenses of its members.

Each branch has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. Funds are transferred directly to the educational institution by the applicable branch of the military. Additionally, active-duty members may elect to use the MGIB "top-up" in addition to their service-provided TA to cover courses when TA is almost exhausted.

If utilizing Military Tuition Assistance, all eligible service members must seek approval from an Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the military service prior to enrolling.

Military Tuition Assistance Resources

Choose your service branch below to learn more about its specific tuition assistance initiatives: