Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. 

 

 

Using Military Tuition Assistance

  1. Service members should contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to registration to confirm the availability of tuition assistance funds.
  2. After discussing enrollment with your ESO or counselor, contact your academic advisor to register for coursesLog into your branch education portal and follow their process for enrolling and requesting TA. You will need to make a separate request for each course.
  3. Register for courses; all branches require registration prior to approval.
  4. If your Military Service does not automatically forward your TA authorization, send your approved forms to us via fax at 717-361-1485 or email them to businessoffice@etown.edu.

 

Benefit Eligibility and Application Forms/Portals

Service

Amount Covered

Covered Fees

Who is Eligible

Application/Portal

Air Force

- $250 per credit hour

- $4500 per fiscal year

Tuition

Lab Fees

Enrollment fees

Special Fees

Computer Fees

Active duty

Reserves

AF Portal

Army

$250 per credit hour

$4500 per fiscal

Tuition

Lab Fees

Enrollment fees

Special Fees

Computer Fees

Active Duty

ARNG on Active Duty

Army Reserves

GoArmyEd

Navy

$250 per credit hour

16 Semester Hours per Fiscal Year

Tuition

Lab Fees

Enrollment fees

Special Fees

Computer Fees

Active Duty

Naval Reserves in AD status

NCP

 

NETPDTC1560

Marines

100% Tuition and Fees Not to exceed:

$250 per credit hour

$4500 per fiscal year

Tuition

Lab Fees

Enrollment fees

Special Fees

Computer Fees

Active Duty only

USMC

 

NETPDTC1560

Coast Guard

75% Tuition and Fees, Not to exceed:

$250.00 per credit hour

$4,000 per fiscal year

Tuition

Lab Fees

Active Duty

Reserves in AD status

USCG

 

CG-4147

 

Cost Information

Tuition and Room Rates

Meal Plan Rates

The following estimated costs per semester should also be considered

• Books and supplies
$1,100
• Transportation
$250
• Personal Expenses
$800

 

Academic Support Resources and Services

Every enrolled student is assigned a team of professionals to help them achieve their academic goals.  Each student is assigned a primary advisor as well as advisors for each major/minor declaration.  In addition, the department chair of every discipline associated with the degree-seeking programs are available to the student.  Every student is required to meet with their academic advisor prior to course registration each semester.  Students who fail to satisfy this requirement will be prohibited from registering for classes. 

  • The Degree Planner is a static document that spells out course requirements, their credit values, and a space for the student to document the semester each course was taken and the earned grade as they advance through a particular program. Degree Planners for majors, minors, and cooperative programs are located in the Online College Catalog.
  • Service members should contact their Educational Services Officer (ES) or counselor prior to registration to confirm the availability of tuition assistance funds.
  • The Grad Report is an online 24/7 exact replica of all Catalog requirements for graduation based on the students enrollment year. It is a students road map to academic success!  The Grad Report is designed to assist students with academic planning, monitoring academic progress, and a mechanism for staying on track in order to avoid preliminary-graduation surprises.
  • All academic policies relating to graduation are outlined in the Academic Policies section of the online Catalog.
  • Students with accommodations should work directly with Disability Services when seeking Priority Registration.
  • The Office or Registration and Records provides Junior and Senior Reviews to all enrolled students and their academic advising team.

Academic Support Services through the Center for Student Success include:

Related Services Include: