Armed Forces Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members, maximum of $250 per credit, not to exceed 16 semester credits or $4000 per fiscal year. TA does not cover any comprehensive fee or course fee charges. 

Active duty service members who intend to use military Tuition Assistance (TA) should contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) for information on TA prior to proceeding with the enrollment process. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Contact your branch for details on your eligibility and the branch's process for submitting the Tuition Assistance form. 


Financial Aid and Tuition/Fees Resources


Contact Information:

For assistance applying for Federal Tuition Assistance or any procedural questions at JMU, please contact Ms. Cindi Sechler in the University Business Office


Additional Information: 

Effective Spring 2015 semester (Jan 2015) forward, per DOD policy, students may not use Chapter 1606 and Federal TA for the same course.

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