Tuition Assistance

Federal Military Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense (DOD) Federal Tuition Assistance Program (TA) provides financial assistance to service members for education programs. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning as long as they are part of an approved academic degree program.

Eligible service members can receive TA at a rate of $250 per semester credit hour with an annual maximum amount of $4500 each fiscal year (October 1 to September 30).

How to use TA at TAMUCT

  1. Obtain approval for education services officer, military counselor, or service prior to enrolling.
  2. Register for courses at TAMUCT:
  3. The Military and Veteran Service Center will process your TA authorization and apply tuition coverage to your student bill in the amount authorized on your TA authorization.

TA Deadlines

BranchTuition Assistance Deadlines
Army TA must requested and approved 7 days  prior to the start of the term
Navy TA must be approved 7 days prior to the start of the term
Air Force TA authorizations are due 7 days prior to the start of the term
Marines TA authorizations are due 1 day prior to the start of the term

Paying Tuition

To pay remaining tuition balance contact the University Business Office at 254-519-5455. Having trouble paying? Learn more about our Military Advantage Program to reduce or eliminate out of pocket expenses and mandatory fees.

For more information regarding your respective Service/Branch visit:

State Tuition Assistance

For more information visit the Texas Military Department.

State Tuition Assistance is funded by the state of Texas for eligible members of the Texas Military Department pursuing their education. This benefit is available for fall and spring semesters only. The following Texas Components are eligible:

  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Texas Air National Guard
  • Texas State Guard

Students who utilize the State TA Program are responsible to pay the school for all charges at the beginning of the semester. The State TA Program will reimburse the service member, after the semester, for approved o expenses IF all steps are followed. For more information about the Texas State TA Program visit the Texas Military Department.

Unearned Tuition Assistance Policy

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Texas A&M University – Central Texas will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.

DOD Compliance

Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

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