George Mason University Office of Military Services

Tuition Assistance Program

Benefit guidelines

Armed Forces 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.

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.

Additionally active duty members may elect to use the MGIB "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high cost courses.

TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.

University Policy regarding Tuition Assistance

All approved TA authorizations must be submitted to third party billing at tpbill@gmu.edu prior to the posted deadline. The payment schedule can be found by visiting http://studentaccounts.gmu.edu/calendars/.

Every student participating in the Third Party payment arrangement will be assessed a mandatory $25 Third Party Processing Fee each semester.

ServiceAmount CoveredCovered FeesWho is EligibleForm
Air Force

100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 @ Fiscal Year

75% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $187.50 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $3500 @ Fiscal Year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Reserves
Online Application Process
Army

100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 @ Fiscal Year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • ARNG on Active Duty
  • Army Reserves in AD status
Online Application Process
Navy

100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 @ Fiscal Year

12 Semester Hours @ Fiscal Year

  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Naval Reserves in AD status
NETPDTC 1560
Marines

100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 @ Fiscal Year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty (only)
NETPDTC 1560
Coast Guard

100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 @ Fiscal Year
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment Fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Selective Reserve
  • Civilian Employees
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