While you’re on active duty, 100% of your tuition is covered at accredited institutions, up to $225 per college credit and/or $4500 per year. The Tuition Assistance Program is available at any duty station and participating can even help you earn bonus points toward promotion. To continue receiving these benefits, Marines must maintain a "C" average while enrolled.

While you’re on active duty, 100% of your tuition is covered at accredited institutions, up to $250 per semester hour and/or $4500 per year. The Tuition Assistance Program is available at any duty station and participating can even help you earn bonus points toward promotion. To continue receiving these benefits, Marines must earn a "C" or higher in TA funded courses while enrolled in an associates or bachelors program. Marines must earn a "B" or higher in TA funded courses while enrolled in a masters program.

Students are required to submit Tuition Assistance requests via Web TA. Complete the Web TA process to set-up your student account.

RECEIVING TUITION ASSISTANCE

  • STEP 1 – Attend a TA Orientation Brief. Contact the Education Office to confirm brief dates and register.
  • STEP 2 – Complete the Personal Financial Management or Personal Readiness Seminar through JKO
  • STEP 3 – Have a minimum GT Score of 100. If your GT score is less than 100, you must complete the OASC training to become eligible for TA.
  • STEP 4 – Submit your TA request via WebTA prior to the start of class or TA will not fund your course.
  • STEP 5 – Turn in your TA authorization voucher form to your school for payment.
  • STEP 6 – At the completion of class it is the student’s responsibility to submit grades via the following e-mail addresses: sfly_ta.navy@navy.mil or john.goodson@usmc.mil

FILLING OUT THE TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) APPLICATION

Submit your TA request no sooner than 60 days before the term begins. TA will be denied for all applications submitted after the course start date.

You must submit a separate TA application for each course that you are seeking TA eligibility for, even if courses have the same start date.

  • TERM START / END DATE: YY/MM/DD
    • Dates when the term begins/ends.
  • COURSE DEPT/NUMBER
    • Course dept. and number is the abbreviation of the course title. (Usually 3-4 letters followed by 3-4 numbers. Reference your university’s course catalog if unable to locate.) Some examples are ENG 100, HIST 1302, or MATH 50.
  • COURSE TITLE
    • This is the full name of the course you are taking. Some examples are English Composition, US History from Reconstruction to present, or Beginning Algebra.
  • COURSE LEVEL
    • If you are taking first or second year courses, you will put an L for lower division course work. If you are taking a third or fourth year course, you will put a U for upper division work. Graduate students will put a G for graduate. For vocational programs put V.
  • NUMBER OF CREDITS/HOURS
    • Fill this out if it is a 3, 4.5 or 5 unit course.
  • TYPE OF CREDITS/HOURS
    • Most of the schools locally are S or semester hours. If your school is on a quarter hour, please put a Q. For most vocational courses, put C. If you have questions, please contact your university.
  • COST PER CREDIT/HOUR
    • Check with your College Academic Advisor for the cost per credit hour.
  • COMMAND APPROVER SIGNATURE
    • Be sure to have your CO, XO, or Unit Education Officer command approve your submitted application. If you are unsure of who your command approver is, contact your first line supervisor in your chain of command.

TURNING IN YOUR GRADES

  • STEP 1 
    • Pull up a screen shot of your final grade from the school’s website. Ensure that the following items are visible:
      • Name of the school
      • Your full name
      • Course number
      • Course title
      • Class dates
      • Final grade
    • You can also utilize a student course summary or transcript as proof of final grade.
  • STEP 2 
    • Email your grade screenshot, student course summary or transcript as proof of final grade to sfly_ta.navy@navy.mil or john.goodson@usmc.mil.
  • STEP 3
    • You may also need to turn in a separate set of grades to your admin section for unit diary to receive promotion points. You may have to email your grades more than once before they are posted. Please make sure that you indicate which grade(s) need to be entered.

Submission of grades are the responsibility of the student!

VERIFYING THAT YOUR GRADES ARE POSTED

To verify your grades have been received by Pensacola (TA HQ), check your JST Academic Transcript. You can also contact the MCRD San Diego Education Service Officer at john.goodson@usmc.mil to confirm.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY GRADES AREN’T TURNED IN

30 DAYS
You should receive an email stating that you owe grades/money for your class(es).

60 DAYS
Your CO should receive an email stating that you owe grades/money for your class(es).

90 + DAYS
Pensacola will send a request for payment to DFAS to collect money owed. Your paycheck may be garnished after 90 days in delinquency.

You are ineligible for TA until you turn in a passing grade or repay Pensacola for the class that you did not complete or failed.

HOW DO I REPAY PENSACOLA IF I OWE FOR A COURSE

If you have failed, withdrawn or received an incomplete grade, indicating that a passing grade was not turned in within 6 months of the course ending, you will have to repay the U.S. Treasury with a cashier’s check or a money order with a copy of your TA voucher.

MAIL PAYMENTS TO –
U.S. Treasury
Commanding Officer NETPDTC TA Accounting N8115
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5241

For faster processing, you may also pay via phone at the following number. 1-833-330-6622 (select option 3, then select option 2)

HOW DOES TUITION ASSISTANCE WORK

TA can help pay for your education! TA is available to assist active duty military personnel in paying for High School completion, Vocational Certificates, Associate, Bachelor, and Master Degrees.

TA CAPS
The following cost/funding amounts are subject to change, always verify prior to submitting your TA request. TA currently pays Marines up to $4500 per Fiscal Year (FY), or $250 per semester hour or credit hour, $166.67 per Quarter Hour, or $16.67 per clock hour.

ITEMS NOT COVERED BY TA
TA does not pay for books, computers, or other tangible materials.

FIRST TIME TA APPLICANTS
First time TA users are required to attend the TA Orientation Brief. You can register to attend this brief by contacting the MCRD San Diego, ESO at john.goodson@usmc.mil.

First time TA applicants must also have a GT score of 100 or better or complete the OASC (Online Academic Skills Course) in the event of a GT score of 99 and below. Contact the Education Service Officer for further information regarding individual OASC requirements.

OTHER REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY
Commissioned Officers incur a two year service obligation past the course end date of their final TA funded course.

TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
TA requests must be submitted prior to the start date of the course. This policy is non-negotiable.

YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO

  • Turn the TA authorization voucher into the school prior to starting class.
  • Pay any cost difference between the authorized amount and actual tuition cost.
  • Report any changes, after TA is approved, to the Education Center immediately.
  • Reimburse the government for any failing grades or course that remains incomplete for more than 6 months.
  • Provide proof and a letter from your CO, for any duty related withdrawal.
  • Submit proof of a passing grade within 30 days of course completion.
  • Receive an official education or degree plan upon completion of 6 semester hours, or two completed courses.
  • Reimburse TA for any over payment of tuition.
  • Provide the Education Center staff a copy of the degree or certificate upon completion.
  • Marines must maintain an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0 or Graduate GPA of 3.0 to maintain TA eligibility.

Contact Information

Tuition Assistance

Education Center, Building 111
across from the gas station.

Education Services Officer: 6195248158

Follow Tuition Assistance:

 

  Hours
Monday 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
 

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