Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

When looking to take advantage of military tuition assistance, the first step is to connect with your education service officer (ESO) from your branch of service and get approval from your command. They will have updated information on the process for your specific branch of service. 
Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. The Tuition Assistance Program will fund up to 100% of your college tuition and certain fees with the following limits:

Not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour.
Not to exceed $4,500 per fiscal year (Oct 1 - Sep 30)
For more information, visit:
Air Force:
Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard:

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Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide -  This dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. The TA DECIDE engine is fueled by more than 10 recognized and trusted data sources from the Department of Defense, Education, and Veterans Affairs departments. It provides a first of its kind experience, uniquely tailored to the needs of the TA participant. We hope TA DECIDE provides high-value, actionable information on educational costs and outcomes to compare educational institutions that you may be considering. While this website was designed for the individual user, your Service's education counselor can also be your partner in this process.

According to your residency classification or status, the current Tuition Cost Chart - Tuition is charged per academic credit hour. Fees may vary and will be assessed at the time of registration.

Return of Military Tuition Assistance
If you withdraw from a course for which you have received military tuition assistance funds, the Maricopa Community Colleges are required to return any unearned portion of tuition assistance to your branch of the Department of Defense. You can read the policy on the 2.2.10 Refund Policy page. Be aware that withdrawing from a course for which you have received tuition assistance funds can result in a debt with the Department of Defense and/or Maricopa. The potential percentage of what may be returned to the DOD and what you may owe to Maricopa can be found here and based on your class's length.

Return of Military Tuition Assistance Schedules
In determining the amount of unearned TA, the number of days in which the student participated/attended class will be divided by the total number of days for the class to determine the TA's earned portion. Then, the earned portion of TA will be subtracted from 1.00 to determine the unearned portion of TA, which will be rounded up to the nearest 5%; the percent of unearned TA will then be multiplied by the total amount of TA allotted for the enrollment to determine the dollar amount of TA to be returned to the respective branch of service. To view the table, please go to the following webpage.…