Funding Available for Active-Duty Military, Veterans and First Responders
Webster University offers several scholarship opportunities for active-duty Service members, military veterans and first responders. Please note that eligible Service members may also receive Tuition Assistance (TA) funds as a unique, distinct source of financial aid available (verification required). TA would be a first payer before any awarded scholarships. Please consult your base education officials for more information.
U.S. Active-Duty Military, National Guard and Reserve - per Credit Hour
|Undergraduate (classroom and online)||$250 (excluding flat-fee students) (2022-2023)
$260 (excluding flat-fee students) (2023-2024)
|Graduate (classroom and online)||$380 (2022-2023)
U.S. Civilians (including Veterans) - per Credit Hour
|Undergraduate (classroom and online)||$450 (2022-2023)
|Graduate (classroom and online)||$700 (2022-2023)
Verification of Status
U.S. military affiliated and first responder students must verify their status to receive tuition rates and scholarships for these groups. Students may present their ID at any local campus. Or verification can be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Accepted verification includes:
- Active Duty Military: Obtain documentation by submitting a request for documentation from the Service-Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website.
- National Guard: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
- Military Reserve: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
- Civil Service Employees: Use Common Access Card and MyBiz+ tool to send password-protected email attachment.
- Military Dependents: Copy of DEERS ID.
- Federal Contract Workers: Proof of employment in the form of an employer letter or pay stub.
- First Responders: Copy of ID.
- National Military Family Association (NMFA): Students identifying as NMFA eligible do need to provide documentation. Webster University will verify eligibility directly with NMFA. Students who are not a member of NMFA, but need further information on eligibility may visit militaryfamily.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Children of Fallen Patriots/Folds of Honor: Please submit inquiry to the Office of Military Affairs at Webster University: email@example.com
Please note that Webster University cannot accept copies of U.S. government identification. Photocopying U.S. government identification is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. It is acceptable to provide military or government ID to commercial establishments but they cannot copy or duplicate it in anyway. Read more about military ID card limitations.
All fees are nonrefundable.
|Undergraduate (degree and non-degree and degree completion - non-refundable)||No Application fee|
|Graduate Application Fee (excluding doctorate programs)||$50 (degree and non-degree - non-refundable)|
|Graduate Application Fee (doctorate programs)||$125 (degree and non-degree and degree completion - non-refundable)|
|Graduation fee||$100 (non-refundable)|
Resources and Support
No matter your schedule or existing work, family or military commitments, we can accommodate you—even during deployment.
On acceptance to the University, students normally schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss their academic plans and to register for their first classes.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Per DoD MOU, paragraph 4.e.(2)-(3), “DoD personnel are entitled to consideration for all forms of financial aid that educational institutions make available to students at their home campus. Educational institution financial aid officers will provide information and application processes for Title IV student aid programs, scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, etc., to DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) recipients… [and that] Service members identified as eligible DoD TA recipients… will have their TA benefits applied to their educational institution’s account prior to the application of their Pell Grant funds to their account."
Active-duty, Reserve and Guard Process and Timeline
Military students are often eligible for tuition assistance (TA) provided by their service. To determine eligibility, please consult your military education officials, who must approve all TA requests prior to the start date of the course. Eligible students must enroll for courses directly with their Academic Institution after approval is given by the military education officials. Air Force and Army members need to apply for TA no earlier than 60 days prior and enter information into their service TA application system no later than 7 days prior to the course start date. Navy members need to start their application for TA 30 days prior to the term start date. Marine Corp members need to start their application 60 days prior to the term start date.
- Army: members must apply for TA using the Army’s automated TA process. Visit Army Ignited Student Portal (opens in new tab).
- Army National Guard: members on federal active-duty orders deployed under U.S. Code, Title 10, are eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA). Members on state active duty (Title 32) are not eligible for TA. Check with your state’s education services officer for Title 32 funding. Visit Army National Guard/Education (opens in new tab).
- Army Reserve National Guard: members have alternative funding and may use Army National Guard Federal Assistance (FTA). How to apply for federal assistance (opens in new tab).
- Navy: members need to contact their Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center (VEC) to educational counseling either in person, virtually, by phone or email. Each TA application must be approved by their command prior to being forwarded to the VEC. Visit Navy College Program (opens in new tab).
- Air Force: members must apply for Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Visit Air Force Virtual Education Center (opens in new tab).
- Air National Guard: on Title 10 orders are eligible for MilTA. Activated Reserve and Guard Service members on Title 10 or Title 32, Section 502f orders must supply a copy of orders to their servicing Education Center to verify activated time and meet all eligibility requirements to receive MilTA. Log in to https://www.my.af.mil (opens in new tab).
- Marine Corps: members must contact their Virtual Education Center (VEC) to receive educational counseling either in person or by phone. Each TA application must have command approval prior to being forwarded to the VEC. Visit Marines Voluntary Education Program (opens in new tab).
- Coast Guard: members must have a complete TA application (degree plan uploaded, command approved) and it must be received by Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) no less than 14 days prior to the class start date, not including the date of submission to ETQC nor the class start date. There are no exceptions or waivers to this policy. Visit Education & Training Quota Management Command (opens in new tab).
Webster University Refund Policy
Webster publishes its refund policy in its catalog. Unearned TA is refunded on the same pro-rata basis as tuition.
Refund policy may be found in the University catalog:
Loan Cohort Default Rate (CDR)
Webster Financial Aid Office discloses the current CDR to prospective students. To ensure compliance with DoD MOU, paragraph para 3.h3(3) it is published here as well. The latest Department of Education CDR has reported was for 2019. Webster’s CDR was 1.1%, in comparison to the national average of 2.3%.
DoE typically publishes the CDR each fall. Webster staff will review the latest CDR each Fall term and do an interim review each Spring term and make website updates as needed. If Webster’s CDR rises above the national average, Webster will also commence disclosure of that information and provide students with loan repayment data as required.