George Mason University Office of Military Services

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Air Force Tuition Assistance


  • You must be an active or reserve member of the US Air Force

Benefits Provided

Tuition Assistance Program (TA) will pay 100% of tuition and fees not exceed;

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

Application Requirements

Applications for Tuition Assistance can be applied for online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. This must be done through the Air Force Portal at


You will be unable to apply online for TA if the following applies to you:

  • Missing grades over 60 days from course end date.
  • Suspense dates that have expired.
  • Missing personal data in the education record including: Phone, DOS, DOB, Unit, Office Symbol, Mailing Address, Email Address, base, and Education Level.
  • Requesting TA for courses that start more than 30 days into the future.
  • Requesting TA for courses that have already started.
  • Requesting TA for lower level courses which are less than highest ed level awarded.
  • No degree plan in records.
  • TA is not authorized for courses leading to a lateral or lower level degree than you already possess (i.e. Second Associate's or Bachelor's degree).
  • No Tuition Assistance for post-masters degree course work or degree.

University Policy Regarding Tuition Assistance

All approved TA authorizations must be submitted to third party billing at prior to the posted deadline. The payment schedule can be found by visiting

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