While you’re on active duty, 100% of your tuition is covered at accredited institutions, up to $225 per college credit and/or $4500 per year. The Tuition Assistance Program is available at any duty station and participating can even help you earn bonus points toward promotion. To continue receiving these benefits, Marines must maintain a "C" average while enrolled.
If interested in postsecondary education, from vocational certification through graduate study, TA will fund up to 100% of institution charges for tuition, instructional fees, laboratory fees, computer fees and mandatory enrollment fees combined. Funding will not exceed $250 per semester hour equivalent and $4,500 per individual per fiscal year. Combinations of the different educational levels will not exceed the fiscal cap.
TA is not authorized for books or for lower or lateral degrees. Officers using TA agree to remain on active duty for two (2) years following the completion of the TA funded course.
First-time students must complete a TA Orientation Class PRIOR to using TA. Marines at remote sites (non-Marine Corps installations) may access the Higher Education Preparation Course on Joint Knowledge Online. It is strongly encouraged to contact Voluntary Education staff for assistance.
TA for remote Marines and those assigned to other service sites is processed at Camp Lejeune/Cherry Point for those east of the Mississippi and Camp Pendleton for those west of the Mississippi. I-I duty Marines apply through MARFORRES, New Orleans. Recruiters apply via their recruiting district or region headquarters.
|Monday - Friday
|8AM - 4:30PM
|Closed federal holidays.