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Military Tuition Assistance

Use your military tuition assistance to pay for your Reynolds education

Tuition Assistance (TA) is the term used for financial aid given by military branches to active duty and reserve service members for college courses. Each branch of the military has its own tuition assistance policy. Service members should contact their Education Services Officer (ESO) for detailed information. 

How to Request Tuition Assistance

Navy, Marines and Coast Guard
1. Visit the branch education portal to get started. Follow the Tuition Assistance Steps listed on the Navy College Program page

2. Complete the two required online training courses (once per naval career):

  • Higher Education Preparation Course (HEUP)
  • TA Policy and Procedures Training

TA must be approved by your command 14 days prior to the first day of class.

Contact Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) at 1-877-838-1659. 


Air Force

Visit the branch education portal to get started. 

Army (Active and Reserve)

Visit the branch education portal to get started. You must apply for TA at least 14 days prior to the first day of class. 

National Guard

Visit the branch education portal to get started.

If you are eligible for State or Federal TA:

  • Federal TA can’t be used with Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)
  • State and Federal TA can’t be used at the same time
  • State TA can be used with CH 1606

All TA authorizations should be received by the Business Office prior to the applicable semester payment deadlines (based on when you register) in order to have all classes held. We recommend the following timeline for authorization submissions: 

Fall Semester August 10th
Spring Semester November 15th
Summer Term April 15th


Using your GI Bill® with TA

If you plan to use your GI Bill® with TA, please fill out the online Certification Request Form each semester. Contact the Veterans Resource Center if you have any questions at (804) 523-5656.