Military Tuition Assistance Request Deadlines

Please ensure you are mindful of the deadlines regarding military tuition assistance:

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Branch of Service
Fiscal Year Cap
TARs open before the course start term date
TARs close before the start term date
TA Limit / 3SH Course Equivalence ($250.00/SH)

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Air Force $4,500 45 days 7 days 6 courses
Army $4,000 or 16SH* 60 days 7 days 5 1/3 courses
Coast Guard $3,750 90 days 7 days 6 courses
Marine Corps $4,500 60 days 1 day 6 courses
Navy $4,500 or 18SH* 120 days 7 days 6 courses
Space Force $4,500 45 days 7 days 6 courses

*whichever comes first 

How to process a Tuition Assistance Request (TAR)?

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Branch of Service
TA Policy - Must be approved by
Getting Started Service Portals
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Army

One week before classes begin

Army-eligible active and reserve members must submit their tuition assistance request through ArmyIgnitED before the term start date.

Air Force

One week before classes begin

Active-duty Air Force and Space Force members should apply for Tuition Assistance through their Air Force Portal account at the Air Force Virtual Education Center site.

Coast Guard

One week before classes begin

Apply for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits.

Marine Corps

One day before classes begin

Learn more about the Marine Corps process to request tuition assistance (TA). Marine Corps request TA through the WebTA website (login required).

Navy

One week before classes begin

Learn more about the Sailors' process to request tuition assistance (TA).

Space Force

One week before classes begin

Space Force members should apply for Tuition Assistance through the Air Force Portal account at the Air Force Virtual Education Center site.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT UIW TERM DATES AND MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE DEADLINES PER BRANCH OF SERVICE

  • If you don't find the term you need within your TA portal, you are likely trying to request TA either before the window for that term has opened or after it has closed.
  • Please note: The deadline to add a course is 5 PM CST on the Wednesday of the first week of classes. The deadline to drop for a 100% refund is 5 PM CST on the Friday of the first week of classes.