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In general, eligible active duty Service members can receive TA at a rate of $166.67 per quarter hour cap with an annual ceiling of $4,500.
Before you can apply for Federal Military Tuition Assistance, you’ll first need to visit your installation’s education office. There, you’ll receive college counseling to assist you in developing an education plan. When considering an academic program, keep in mind OSU’s programmatic accreditation for many of our degrees. Up-to-date information about requirements for licensure or other conditions and requirements (beyond degree requirements) can be obtained from their college and/or major advisor to ensure that students are accessing the most up-to-date information for their chosen career field. Once you’ve selected a program and developed an education plan, you can submit your Military Tuition Assistance request.
You can visit Department of Defense TA DECIDE. It is a dynamic information and comparison tool that is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. Click here
How? Start by contacting your unit’s Educational Services Officer (ESO) or representative to receive approval.
And be sure to ask your ESO about TA DECIDE, a tool developed by the Department of Defense that gives interested service members access to information about the 2,600+ approved schools eligible for TA, such as average TA costs, course completion and graduation requirements, and estimated tuition and fee amounts.
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Once you are approved through your unit for Tuition Assistance, scan and send a copy of your contract to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form.
The Veteran Certifying Officials will process the paperwork and forward the contract to Business Affairs for billing. The university will bill the military for the tuition and fees. The military will pay directly to the business office. For billing questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-541-737-3775. For all other questions contact the Veteran Certifying Officials at email@example.com
OSU will return federal Tuition Assistance (TA) funds to the appropriate military branch in cases where a student withdraws or ceases attendance in a course covered by TA during Week 6 or earlier in the term. The return of TA funds aligns with the return of unearned student aid rules applicable to federal student aid and with rules put forth by the Department of Defense. When TA funds are returned, the student is responsible for any tuition charges no longer covered by TA funds. For this reason, it is very important that students understand the financial implications of withdrawing or ceasing to attend class.
Using Top-Up benefits may be an option if you plan to use tuition assistance (TA) to complete a degree program while on active duty, and don't plan to continue your education after service. Top-up can also be helpful for just taking a few courses with TA while on active duty; then you can save most of your GI Bill benefits for after service to complete your education program.
To learn more about TA Top Up, visit https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/tuition_assistance.asp
Oregon State Ecampus provides financial assistance to currently serving military members who entered the service while they were residents of Oregon and who are using military tuition assistance to help pay for their online classes. Eligibility requirements »