Coast Guard Increases Tuition Assistance

Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth
Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth, aboard an RBS-29302, participate in a water survival and rescue training event alongside F-16 pilots from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, August 25, 2020. (Audra Flanagan/U.S. Air National Guard)

The Coast Guard has announced that they have increased the annual maximum reimbursement amount for college courses taken while on active duty to $3,750, effective March 11, 2021.

Previously, the annual maximum amount of tuition assistance reimbursement payable to active duty and reserve Coast Guard members was $2,250.

While the annual maximum increases, the tuition assistance reimbursement rates remain the same at $250 per semester hour or $166.67 per quarter hour.

The lifetime maximum reimbursement is still set at 130 semester hours for undergraduate work and 40 semester hours for graduate work.

Service members must be on active duty or a reservist on long-term orders greater than 180 days to qualify for tuition assistance.

“We are so pleased to be able to fund this increase in tuition assistance for our Coast Guard members. The service remains committed to investing in our members by continuing to develop their professional and educational growth,” Dr. Gladys Brignoni, director of Force Readiness Command and chief learning officer of the Coast Guard, said in a news release.

Details on the Coast Guard tuition assistance program.

The tuition assistance program is administered by the individual service branches and is designed to reimburse service members partially for college-level courses taken while on active duty.

Check out: Military Tuition Assistance Program Details

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