Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible active duty members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.
Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.
TA Top-Up Program
Top-Up allows GI Bill® participants to use the GI Bill® to supplement the tuition and fees not covered by tuition assistance. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of Tuition Assistance that is paid by the military for the course.
To be eligible for the Top-Up benefit, students must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB AD benefits: a GI Bill® participant, still on active duty, having served at least two full years.
When requesting your Tuition Assistance, Please note the following:
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1. The new window to apply for TA: 45 days to 7 days prior to the term beginning.
1. The DoD will begin recouping for grades below a "C-" for undergraduate work and
for grades below a "B-" for graduate work.