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Department of Defense Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a benefit offered to Department of Defense Employees, to assist with the cost of tuition and fees. TA typically covers $250 per credit hour and up to $4,500 per military fiscal year.

Benefit Summary

  • Must be an employee of the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • $250 per credit hour and $4,500 per military fiscal year caps.
  • May cover up to 18 credit hours per military fiscal year.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Complete the Admissions Process and apply for Financial Aid.

Step 2: Register for courses.

Step 3: Apply for TA

Apply for TA by contacting your Human Resources Office or Office Supervisor for instructions, as the specific application process may vary from one DoD Agency to another. Please make a note of your registration (course titles, enrollment dates, etc.) as this will be required on the TA application. Once approved, you will receive the authorized form.

Step 4: Submit TA form to the Office of Military Affairs

TA form may be submitted by fax to (434) 455-1287, or scanned/emailed to TA forms must be submitted prior to completion of Financial Check-In. You may also drop your form off at the Student Service Center located in Green Hall (ask to speak to a Military Affairs Counselor).

Step 5: Complete Financial Check-In

The Office of Military Affairs will post the authorized amount of TA to your student account, and send you an email to your Liberty University email address. Financial Check-In is the final step that completes the online registration process.

Note: Please do not complete Financial Check-In until you receive a confirmation email indicating that your TA has been processed.