Army Tuition Assistance

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The Army Tuition Assistance program (TA) pays 100% of tuition and required fees for taking college courses while on active duty.

Army Tuition Assistance Eligibility

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 before the start date of the class, without exception. Reimbursement will be required from the service member if a successful course completion is not obtained.

Officers who use TA  incur an Active Duty Service Obligation of two years, and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation of four years. These are calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.

For more information, visit your base education center and speak with education services specialist. 


You can be reimbursed for up to 100% of the course cost, not to exceed:

  • $250.00 per semester hour
  • $166.67 per quarter hour
  • 16 semester hours per year
  • maximum of $4,000 per year

Current Army policy limits TA to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit or baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first and 39 semester hours of graduate credit or masters degree whichever comes first. The 39 semester hour limit applies to all credits taken after completion of a baccalaureate degree. 

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

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