Marine Corps Tuition Assistance


Jul 12, 2013

The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed a uniform TA fiscal policy across the military services. Per semester hour cap is $250 and the fiscal year ceiling is $4,500. The Army will pay 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a school up to the established per semester hour cap and fiscal year ceiling.

Who is Eligible for Marine Corps Tuition Assistance:

Tuition Assistance is available for all active duty Marines. Each member receives $4500.00 per fiscal year (1 Oct-30 Sep). There is a cap of $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour, and $16.67 per clock hour. Tuition assistance is also available to Reservists on continuous active duty, enlisted Reservists ordered to active duty 120 days, and to Reservist Officers ordered to active duty for two years or more. The eligibility guidelines are as follows:

First time Applicants:

  1. A minimum GT score of 100, a minimum TABE score of 10.2 OR a MASP completion certificate.
  2. Complete the College 101 online course; print, sign and submit the certificate.
  3. Read, initial and sign the Statement of Understanding.
  4. Obtain authorization from your command prior to beginning the course.
  5. After registering for course/s with the school, fill out Tuition Assistance Application.

Applicants who have used TA before, but it is the first time processing with MCAS or MCRD, the following is needed:

  1. Obtain authorization from your command prior to beginning the course.
  2. Applicant cannot have more than two outstanding grades.
  3. Applicant cannot have any TA debt.
  4. After registering for course/s with the school, fill out Tuition Assistance Application.

What does the Tuition Assistance cover:

Fees directly required for course enrollment may be combined with tuition. The Marine Corps will only pay fees that are published, mandatory, charged for course enrollment, and reimbursable in the event the student needs to withdraw from the course. The rules and regulations regarding TA can be found in MCO 1560.25.

Where do you apply for Marine Corps Tuition Assistance:

Tuition Assistance (TA) is applied through WebTA which can be accessed at (Login required): https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/eta/menu/welcome.do

How to Apply for Marine Corps Tuition Assistance:

Web-based military tuition assistance (TA) will save time, reduce running around for our Marines, and streamline processes for commands. Marines will fill out their TA applications from their work centers via an on-line portal. Command designated officers will also endorse the applications online. The Marine will be notified by email when the education office has processed the TA. Check out the process to see how it works. First time TA users will still need to report to the education office for College 101 and initial counseling. Contact your Education Office for any questions.

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