Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a program that pays up to a certain amount of tuition and authorized fees per semester hour. That amount is determined by each service branch. Please contact your Education Officer to find out about tuition assistance programs through your unit. Most Tuition Assistance payments are received and applied to student billing accounts by the Bursar's Office.

Please notify our office at activeduty@tamiu.edu if authorized for Tuition Assistance.

Air Force & Space Force

You must apply for TA online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. This must be done through the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil/.

There are six steps to completing the AFVEC online MilTA process.


Soldiers eligible for TA must have successfully completed one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT). All soldiers must have ten years of service to receive graduate level TA if any portion of their undergraduate degree was paid through TA.

TA requests must be submitted and approved 6 business days before the start date of the soldier's course, without exception. Reimbursement will be required from the service member if a successful course completion is not obtained.

For general information about the Army's automated TA process, visit Army Ignited.

Coast Guard

A complete TA application (degree plan uploaded, command approved) must be received by 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.

If you begin a class without an approved TA authorization from ETQC, you will have to pay all the course costs yourself.

Check out the ETQC website for details.

Marine Corps

TA is available for all active duty Marines with at least 24 months of service. Tuition assistance is also available to reservists on continuous active duty, enlisted reservists ordered to active duty 120 days, and to reserve officers ordered to active duty for two years or more.

The rules and regulations regarding TA can be found in MCO 1560.25.


TA is available to both Navy officer and enlisted active duty and reservists on continuous active duty. It's also available to enlisted reservists ordered to active duty 120 days and to reserve officers ordered to active duty for 2 years or more.

For further program details and Navy Tuition Assistance program updates visit the Official Navy College website.