Tuition Assistance (All Branches)

Army Tuition Assistance

Students applying for Tuition Assistance through the GoArmyEd Portal should use the link below:

https://www.goarmyed.com/

  • Access VIA – a career, degree, and school decision support tool designed to help soldiers make informed decisions about how they use tuition assistance benefits.
  • Research and select schools and degree plans, class costs, and admission requirements.
  • Access online advising tools that help them select college classes that advance them toward their degree.
  • Course Planner is required once student completes nine quarter hours.
  • Request tuition assistance and register for college classes no less than 10 days before the start of your term and no more than 60 days before the start of the term.
  • Complete an electronic Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding (SOU) each term and return a signed, paper Tuition Assistance SOU to an Army education counselor annually.
  • Cancel tuition assistance requests if they want to drop a class before the class starts.
  • Access an electronic version of their student record.
  • View class grades that their school has posted directly to their student record.
  • Students not using tuition assistance should still go through the portal, as it is linked to their education record and keeps it up-to-date.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Students applying for Tuition Assistance using the Air Force Virtual Education Center should use the link below:

https://www.my.af.mil/

  • Tuition Assistance requests must be submitted before a class starts, a minimum of 7 days prior to and a maximum of 45 days prior to the class start date.
  • Students must upload their degree plan.
  • If student withdraws from a course, student must notify the school and the education center immediately.
  • Student is responsible for reimbursing the government for all tuition assistance not reimbursed to the United States Air Force.
  • If student fails a course, student must reimburse the USAF for the full amount of tuition paid.
  • Student is responsible for ensuring that their education record reflects their official grade within 30 days after the class ends.
  • Tuition Assistance is not authorized for courses leading to a lateral or lower-level degree than the student already possesses (i.e. second Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree)

Navy Tuition Assistance

Students must apply for Tuition Assistance through the Navy College Program using the link below:

www.navycollege.navy.mil

  • Tuition Assistance requests must be Command Approved a minimum of 14 days and no more than 120 days prior to a start term.
  • After command approves soldiers WEBTA/NCPACE application and it has been authorized by VEC, please submit tuition assistance voucher to the school.
  • View step-by-step Tuition Assistance instructions.
  • Provides easy access to program information.
  • Utilize “Wizard” interactive tool.
  • Review informative short videos.
  • Explore education and career paths.

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Students must apply for Tuition Assistance through the Navy College Program using the link below:

www.navycollege.navy.mil

  • Tuition Assistance application (degree plan uploaded and command approved) must be received by ETQC (Education and Training Quota Management Command) 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.
  • Tuition Assistance is authorized for active duty military members eligible for tuition assistance. Member must be on active duty or reservist on long-term orders greater than 180 days. Back-to-back short-term orders adding up to more than 180 continuous days does not apply and tuition assistance will not be authorized.
  • Tuition Assistance is only available for courses leading to the first associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Tuition Assistance is not authorized to members pursuing an additional degree at the same or lower level.

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance

Students must apply for Tuition Assistance through the Navy College Program using the link below:

www.navycollege.navy.mil

  • First-time students must complete the online HEP course via Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) at https://nemesis.jten.mil/. The course number is HEP-US001. This course must be completed prior to using Tuition Assistance.
  • Minimum time in service of 24 months per active duty base date.
  • Must have a minimum GT score of 100 or a minimum TABE score of 10.2.
  • Must complete Marine Corps Institute (MCI) Personal Financial Management (Course ID 3420G).