Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Marine Corps educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding toward tuition costs taken in an off-duty status at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

What kinds of classes does Marine Corps TA pay for?
Marine Corps TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses, regardless of course length. Courses must be offered in Semester Hours, Quarter Hours, or Clock Hours. The credit earned must show on the institution’s transcript.

How does Marine Corps TA pay for courses?
Marine Corps TA pays up-front tuition charged by education institutions for course enrollments. Marine Corps TA pays 100% of tuition costs for courses applicable to the completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

Are there Marine Corps TA payment caps?
• $250.00 per Semester Hour
• $166.67 per Quarter Hour
• $16.67 per Clock Hour

Do you have questions about accreditation?
Check out the following resources from the U.S. Department of Education or meet with an Education Service Officer at your installation’s Voluntary Education Center.

Still searching for more in-depth assistance with Tuition Assistance?  Check out other Marine Corps articles about TA or contact your installation’s Voluntary Education staff.