Active Duty Service Members

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a government benefit offered to service members of all branches of the Armed Forces as well as military spouses/dependents to assist with the cost of tuition.

How to Request Tuition Assistance

Requesting Tuition Assistance is the same for all branches of the military and is outlined in the steps below. Specific information regarding the type of military Tuition Assistance you are using can be found in Branch Specific Information.

  1. Speak with your local Education Office to ensure your eligibility for Tuition Assistance.
  2. Follow their instructions for how to request Tuition Assistance for your course(s). Take note of the timeframe in which you are able to request your TA indicated in the Branch Specific Information below.
  3. After the military approves your request, submit your Tuition Authorization form to the FSW Cashiers Office at
  4. Look for a TA credit to your account within 3-5 business days of receiving your form.

Branch Specific Information

Select your branch below for more information.

Benefit Summary (Air Force/Space Force)

The following is a summary of what Air Force and Space Force Tuition Assistance will cover. Determine your eligibility with your Education Office or on the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) portal.

TA Request Timeframe

No earlier than 45 days before and no later than 7 days before the semester begins.

  • May cover up to $250 per credit hour. 
  • Fiscal year cap of $4,500. 
  • Maximum of 18 credit hours may be covered per fiscal year. 
  • Airmen and Guardians are limited to 124 credit hours to complete one undergraduate program. 
  • TA request timeframe: 

    • Start: 45 days before term starts 
    • End: 7 days before term starts 

Getting Started & More

*State, federal, or commercial entities may impose additional requirements related to obtaining credentials in a given field. Further information can be found within the individual Program descriptions in our College Catalog.