Tuition Assistance

Are you planning to pursue a college or university degree while in the service?

You may be eligible to receive Tuition Assistance benefits.

Follow the steps below to find out:

  • what to do
  • who to talk to
  • what questions to ask


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How? Start by contacting your unit’s Educational Services Officer (ESO) or representative.

Keep in mind that the availability of TA benefits varies by command, and every situation is different.

Questions to ask your ESO:

  • What paperwork do I need to fill out to find out if I’m eligible?
  • What documents will I need to provide?
  • What are the dates and timelines that apply?

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.


How? Start by selecting a degree program and submitting your application.

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It's possible that the degree program you're interested in will not be included in the list approved by your branch of service. If this is the case, please contact Chris Rauschenbach in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center for advice on degree program choices. Reach him at or 480-965-3115.

Who to contact with admission questions?

If you plan on being an online student, contact the Military Enrollment Team at ASU Online at 480-884-0415 or to guide you in the admission process and assist you with understanding the ASU Online environment.

If you are eligible for TA and enroll in an online undergraduate program, this scholarship will automatically be applied to your tuition costs.

If you plan on being an on-campus student, contact the Pat Tillman Veterans Center for admission assistance. Reach us at or 480-727-3416.

If you plan on being an online student, contact an ASU Online Military Enrollment Team admission representative at 866-277-6589 or

If you plan on being an on-campus student, contact the Pat Tillman Veterans Center for admission advice and assistance. Reach us at or 480-727-3416.

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Then follow these steps:

  • Contact an ASU academic advisor for your degree program to select your classes for your first semester. To find an advisor, look on My ASU for the Academic Advising link in the Academic Support Team box.

  • Complete the paperwork to receive your TA voucher from your unit.

  • Submit your approved TA voucher to the ASU Student Accounts office either by email at or by fax at 480-965-9242. (Please note that once your voucher is received, a $75 third-party billing fee will be added to your student account.)

  • Payment of your TA will be made directly to ASU by your branch of service.


And you're done! 

What is Tuition Assistance?

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each branch of service the ability to pay up to 100 percent of the tuition expenses of its members.

The availability of TA benefits varies by command.

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Differentiated tuition rates for ASU Online

The base tuition rate for undergraduate programs through ASU Online is currently $530 per credit hour. Some programs have differentiated tuition rates.

The Military Active Duty and Reservist Commitment Scholarship will be disbursed to all undergraduate and online tuition costs after Tuition Assistance is applied.

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Using VA benefits with Tuition Assistance

In some cases, it's possible to use your VA benefits along with TA to pay fees not covered by TA. However, this may not always be an efficient use of your VA benefits, particularly with the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Questions? Contact