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Federal Tuition Assistance

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The Department of Defense (DoD) limits TA up to $250 per semester credit hour and up to $4,500 per year. Each military branch can establish their own specific eligibility criteria and limits to manage their TA funds. DoD pays TA directly to the university.

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Army Tuition Assitance  

Benefits Summary
Below is a snapshot of what Army Tuition Assistance (ArmyIgnitED) will cover. To determine your eligibility, please check out the full eligibility requirements posted on the ArmyIgnitED website or contact your Education Services Officer (ESO) directly.
  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,000.
  • Maximum of 16 credit hours may be covered per fiscal year.
  • Soldiers are limited to 130 credit hours to complete one Bachelor’s Degree and 39 credit hours to complete one Master’s Degree. Post-Graduate degrees typically do not qualify for Army Tuition Assistance. One Certificate program may be approved for Army Tuition Assistance.
  • Important note about registration: Army students should make all enrollment changes with Liberty University directly.
  • TA request timeframe
    • Start: 60 days before term starts
    • End: 5 days before term starts

Apply at ArmyIgnited

*Important Notice: 

If you are requesting TA through Army IgnitED you must also complete the following form: Army IgnitED TA Request (TAR) Form. This form is used soley by The Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs and notifies the staff to upload your classes into the IgnitED system.


Marine Corps Tuition Assistance

Benefits Summary
Below is a snapshot of what Marine Corps Tuition Assistance will cover. To determine your eligibility for this benefit, you may review the information at  U.S. Marine Corps Tuition Assistance , or contact your Education Office directly.
  • Must be on Active Duty or “Activated Reservist” status to be eligible. Marines in an awaiting training (MAT) status are eligible as well.
  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour.
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,500.
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours may be covered per fiscal year.
  • TA cannot be approved for more than two TA-funded classes simultaneously.

Apply at Marine Corps Community


Navy Tuition Assistance

Benefits Summary

Below is a snapshot of what Navy Tuition Assistance will cover. To determine your eligibility for this benefit, you may review the information on the  U.S. Navy College website, or contact your Education Office directly.

  • Must be on Active Duty or “Activated Reserve” status
  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,500.00, or 18 credit hours (Effective Oct 1, 2021)
  • Must have 3 years minimum service to be eligible (Effective Oct 1, 2021)
  • TA request timeframe:
    • Start: 120 days before term starts
    • End: 14 days before term starts

Apply at Navy Tuition Assistance


Air Force Tuition Assistance
Benefits Summary

Below is a snapshot of what Air Force Tuition Assistance will cover. To determine your eligibility for this benefit, you may review the information on the  Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) portal, or contact your Education Office directly.

  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,500.
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours may be covered per fiscal year.
  • Airmen are limited to 124 credit hours to complete one undergraduate program and 42 credit hours to complete one graduate program (Some restrictions may apply).
  • TA request timeframe:
    • Start: 45 days before term starts
    • End: 7 day before term starts

Apply at Air Force MilTA


Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Benefits Summary

Below is a snapshot of what Coast Guard Tuition Assistance will cover. To determine your eligibility for this benefit, you may review the information on the  Coast Guard’s TA Policies web page, or contact your Education Office directly.

  • Active Duty or Reservists on long term orders (180 days+) are eligible
  • Covers up to $250 per credit hour
  • Fiscal year cap of $3,750
  • TA request timeframe
    • Start: 90 days before term starts
    • End: 16 days before term starts

Apply at Coast Guard


DoD Tuition Assistance

Benefits Summary

Below is a snapshot of what DoD Tuition Assistance may cover. To determine your eligibility, please contact your Human Resources Office or Office Supervisor directly.

  • Must be an employee of the U.S. Department of Defense
  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,500
  • May cover up to 18 credit hours per military fiscal year