Military Education Benefits
There are multiple education benefit programs available to active duty and retired military members, as well as their spouses and children. We have highlighted just a few of the available programs, but encourage you to speak with your education officer or VA Case worker for advice about your Military Tuition Assistance and/or Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits. Whether you are a veteran or currently on active duty, you may access general information about your benefits by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or by visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Military Tuition Assistance (MTA)
Eligible military members have an opportunity to have up to 100% of their tuition paid for while they are active-duty members of the military. One of our goals at TUW is to help active-duty personnel earn their degrees before separating from service. Each branch has their own application process and set of criteria for eligibility. Please visit your installation’s education office to receive college counseling, develop and education plan, and for guidance through the application process. All branches require acceptance into the university and registration for classes prior to receiving approval for Military Tuition Assistance.
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program supports Soldiers in the pursuit of their professional, and self-development goals by providing financial assistance for education programs that can be pursued during off-duty hours. All eligible Soldiers may request TA through the online portal: GoArmyEd. Active Duty soldiers interested in tuition assistance are encouraged to visit the GoArmyEd portal to begin the process and to speak with their education officer for further information.
Touro University Worldwide is a registered Non-LOI university in GoArmyEd and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC-Senior is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
Active Marines are eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) for educational financial assistance. Please contact your local base Lifelong Learning or Education office for more information before creating your Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) account or submitting an application for Tuition Assistance (TA) via the WebTA portal. Additional information regarding the Tuition Assistance program may be found online via the Navy College at: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ta_info.aspx
Deployment: Touro University Worldwide courses may be attended and completed anywhere in the world, even while deployed, as long as the student can access the internet. If you are or will be deployed while taking classes, it is important to speak with the Education Center academic advisor on your base, or arrange a virtual counseling session if you are located at a non-Marine Corps installation.
The Navy offers educational financial assistance through the Tuition Assistance (TA) program. Active duty personnel may be provided with funding to cover tuition costs for courses taken at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution with regional or national accreditation recognized by the US Department of Education.* Please speak with your Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center before creating your Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) account and submitting an application for Tuition Assistance (TA) via the WebTA portal. Additional information regarding the Navy’s Tuition Assistance program may be found online via the Navy College at: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ta_info.aspx
*Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC-Senior is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
The Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides tuitions and fees for courses taken by active duty personnel. Applications for Tuition Assistance must be completed online line via the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
The Coast Guard offers Tuition Assistance to support professional development by providing funding for voluntary college education pursued while off-duty. Personnel should speak with their Educational Service Officer to discuss eligibility and to guide them through the application process that applies specifically to them. Additional information may be found at: http://www.uscg.mil/Hr/cgi/active_duty/pay_for_college/ta/default.asp
Post 9-11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001 or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, national testing programs and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Touro University Worldwide is honored to demonstrate its commitment to our nation’s veterans by proudly participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Click here for information on family benefits via the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance and TEB programs.
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR)
The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program is for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. To be eligible, reservists must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. No contribution is required. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Tuition Assistance Top-Up
The Tuition Assistance Top-Up is a program that allows GI Bill participants to use the GI Bill to supplement the tuition and fees not covered by tuition assistance. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of tuition assistance that is paid by the military for the course. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service Program (VR&E)
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, sometimes known as the Chapter 31 Program, assists with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. There are many services that may be provided by the VR&E Program, including post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical, or business school. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.