Marines will use the NETPDTC 1560/3 to request Tuition Assistance from the Marine Corps. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/tuition/NETPDTC_1560.doc
The Tuition Assistance request form must contain the signature of the Marine requesting Ta and also his/her commanding officer. The commanding officer's signature is not an authorization for Marine Corps Tuition Assistance and thus the document is not authorized as the funding document. The Marine Corps Tuition Assistance funding document is produced by the centrally managed Marine Corps Tuition Assistance system and signed by the Installation Education Services Officer (ESO) or designee.
The automated Tuition Assistance request form must be approved by the ESO or designee prior to the start date of the course. Tuition Assistance funds will not be approved for courses starting prior to 30 September after 15 September of each fiscal year. It is the responsibility of the individual Marine to obtain the Tuition Assistance authorization form from the Installation Education Center and submit it to the academic institution. Marines should not enroll in any course without having the funded Tuition Assistance document.
Tuition Assistance will not be authorized after the institution's late registration deadline or full tuition refund date. It is the Marine's responsibility to fund any Tuition Assistance enrollments prior to the receipt of proper authorization.
Commanding Officer's signature DOES NOT authorize Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Funds. Only the Installation Education Services Officer or a designee can authorize Tuition Assistance funds.
The Installation Education Services Officer or a designated representative must process any change that alters the monetary amounts of tuition assistance. No pen or pencil changes will be accepted on the tuition assistance forms. Failure to notify the Installation Education Services Officer and NETPDTC of changes and cancellations may result in nonpayment of tuition assistance and initiation of recoupment of TA funds paid.