Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is an important quality of life program that provides 100% tuition for courses taken by active duty personnel.   It will pay the tuition and fees for anyone on active duty in the Air Force free of charge.  It allows them to further their military and civilian education by taking advantage of this program.

Courses and degree programs may be academic or technical and can be taken from two- or four-year institutions on base, off-base, or by distance learning. The institution must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Tuition is paid directly to the school by the service branch.

Maximum TA allowable is $4,500 per fiscal year; $250 per semester hour or $166.67 per quarter hours. For detailed information read Tuition Assistance (TA) Requirements provided courtesy of Moody AFB Education Center.

All questions regarding tuition assistance requirements should be addressed to an education counselor at the Education Center, building 328, or call 229.257.3150.  An education counselor can also assist with other topics such as CCAF requirements, distance learning programs, school accreditation, GI Bill benefits and much more.

Service members need to first check with an education counselor for the specifics involving TA with either a visit to the education office or by going online to the virtual education center.  TA could be used for the following programs:

  • vocational/technical programs

  • undergraduate programs

  • graduate programs

  • independent study

  • distance-learning programs

  • No Tuition Assistance is provided for post-master’s degree course work or degree.

VSU Center Requirements

When to complete your TA form --

Students should complete and submit their TA form in ample time to keep classes from being cancelled for non payment. The Bursary calendar specifies the different deadlines for payment. *FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE (Early Registration, Regular Registration and Late Registration). Your deadline depends on when you registered for classes.

If dropped from classes for nonpayment it may be difficult to recover some of your classes because some may be CLOSED. So it's imperative that you get your TA form submitted in sufficient time.

When preparing your TA form please keep in mind the following:

1. Annotate the correct amount for Credit Lost. Any question on cost per credit hour check Tuition/Fees for correct amounts.

  • Please note the differences in cost for Face-to-Face courses for undergraduates and graduates

  • Please note the differences in cost for e-Tuition courses for undergraduates and graduates

2. Total Instructional Fees block - leave blank

Once TA form is approved --

Before a military member’s TA form is approved it must be completed online and digitally signed by the education office and member. Once approved the student should bring a copy of the form to the VSU Center so it can be faxed it to the VSU Bursary. 

Once the Bursary receives your TA form it is reviewed. If an error is found the form will be kicked back to the military member for reaccomplishment. The form will need the Education Center's approval again plus the member digital signature and then it can be is faxed back the Bursary. Should you have questions regarding your military TA, Katrina Whitmore is your point of contact at the VSU Bursary, she can be reached at 229.333-5725 or email her at kpwhitmore@valdosta.edu.