Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit that may be awarded to eligible active-duty service members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. When awarded, the funds are usually paid directly to the institution by the individual military service branch.

How much tuition assistance will I receive?

You may be eligible to receive up to $250 per credit hour and a maximum amount of $4,500 per year.

How do I apply for Military Tuition Assistance?

Active-Duty Service Members

Each military service branch has its own eligibility criteria, TA form, and procedures for how to apply.

Go to your military service branch's website for more information:

Spouse of Active-Duty Service Member

You may be eligible for the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA). Learn more about how to apply for MyCAA.

What happens after I apply for Military Tuition Assistance?

You must receive approval from your Education Services Officer (ESO) or a counselor within the military service before enrolling in classes.

After you've received approval, submit your approved TA form to Business Services either by:

You may then continue enrolling in classes at TCC.

Will dropping a class impact my Military Tuition Assistance?

Yes. Should you withdraw from a course(s), you may no longer qualify to receive the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

Learn more about the return of funds policy for TA.

What if I have more questions?

More information is available through the following resources:

Updated January 20, 2023