Military Tuition Assistance

Qualified active service members may be able to fund 100% of their tuition with Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funding. For any additional needs, the Shiloh University Financial Aid Office (SU FAO) is ever ready to assist you in finding available pathways to an affordable education.

To find out about each branch’s criteria for eligibility and funding information, scroll through the options below or select an option above. Currently TA funds are available from all branches for up to $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate will be awarded). Some annual limits apply according to branch-specific criteria.

Note that National Guard and Reservists may also be eligible for Tuition Assistance funding through their military branch’s services.

 
Air Force Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) funding is available for active duty Air Force personnel according to the following criteria:

Tuition Assistance (TA) will cover tuition costs for students enrolled in their first University associate, bachelors, or master’s degree program. Doctoral, Certificate, Non-Degree, and Personal Enrichment students may not use TA funding for their studies.

Tuition Assistance (TA) will not cover: The cost of text books and course materials as well as University fees (transcript requests, late registration fees, etc.). Course restrictions may also apply according to any applicable educational degree planning criteria.

Funding Limits:

  • $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate).
  • Up to $4,500 total per fiscal year
  • No more than 124 credit hours for a bachelor’s degree or 42 credit hours for a graduate degree will be funded.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Apply for benefits via the Air Force Virtual Education Center located within the Air Force Portal. Also review the Air Force’s Personnel Center Tuition Assistance Program information page.

If an official education plan from Shiloh University is required please consider the following:

  • Creation of an educational plan requires the completion of the University transfer credit process. Submit all previous academic work and your Joint Services Transcript with your application to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credit evaluation.
  • Accepted transfer credits will then be applied to your degree program and a complete degree audit will be produced. This degree audit will serve as your Education Plan.

Every trimester, you are responsible to produce appropriate documentation of your enrollment for approval by your educational supervisor. This documentation process should begin 3-4 weeks before the trimester and must be completed no less than seven days before the trimester begins.

Course Drop or Withdrawal

Once you have completed your application, been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA) and registered for classes you may drop or change a course as long as you notify Shiloh University and your military educational supervisor in a timely manner. If you drop a course before the University’s drop class deadline, contact your educational supervisor right away to amend your TA award.

If you withdraw from your course, you may be responsible to reimburse the Air Force. Contact the Air Force Virtual Education Center located within the Air Force Portal for more information.

TA Reimbursement

Students who earn an unsatisfactory final grade in a course are responsible to reimburse the Air Force for the cost of tuition. Review the Air Force Personnel Center Tuition Assistance Program page for information on reimbursement.

Note: The student’s TA eligibility will not be reinstated until TA reimbursement has been made.

The following are considered unsatisfactory final grades and require reimbursement:

  • Undergraduate level (D) or lower grades (Shiloh University awards a grade of WF for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline, but for TA purposes these will be submitted as an F final grade).
  • Graduate level (C) or lower grades.
  • Incomplete (I) grades in effect longer than six months.
  • Voluntary withdrawal (W) grades without a waiver.

 
Army Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) funding is available for most active duty soldiers including those in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard according to the following criteria:

Tuition Assistance (TA) will cover tuition costs for students enrolled in their first University associate, bachelors, or master’s degree program. Doctoral, Certificate, Non-Degree, and Personal Enrichment students may not use TA funding for their studies.

Tuition Assistance (TA) will not cover: The cost of text books and course materials as well as University fees (transcript requests, late registration fees, etc.). Course restrictions may also apply according to any applicable educational degree planning criteria.

Funding Limits:

  • $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate).
  • Up to $4,500 and up to 16 credit hours total per fiscal year
  • No more than 130 credit hours for a bachelor’s degree or 39 credit hours for a graduate degree will be funded.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Apply for benefits via the GOARMYED aid page.

If an official education plan from Shiloh University is required please consider the following:

  • Creation of an educational plan requires the completion of the University transfer credit process. Submit all previous academic work and your Joint Services Transcript with your application to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credit evaluation.
  • Accepted transfer credits will then be applied to your degree program and a complete degree audit will be produced. This degree audit will serve as your Education Plan.

Every trimester, you are responsible to produce appropriate documentation of your enrollment for approval by your educational supervisor. This documentation process should begin 3-4 weeks before the trimester and must be completed no less than seven days before the trimester begins.

Course Drop or Withdrawal

Once you have completed your application, been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA) and registered for classes you may drop or change a course as long as you notify Shiloh University and your military educational supervisor in a timely manner. If you drop a course before the University’s drop class deadline, contact your educational supervisor right away to amend your TA award.

If you withdraw from your course, you may be responsible to reimburse the Army for the cost of tuition. Contact your educational supervisor for more information.

TA Reimbursement

Students who earn an unsatisfactory final grade in a course are responsible to reimburse the Army for the cost of tuition. Review the GOARMYED page for information on reimbursement.

Note: The student’s TA eligibility will not be reinstated until TA reimbursement has been made.

The following are considered unsatisfactory final grades and require reimbursement:

  • Undergraduate level (F) grades (Shiloh University awards a grade of WF for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline, but for TA purposes these will be submitted as an F final grade).
  • Graduate level (C) or lower grades.
  • Incomplete (I) grades in effect longer than six months.
  • Voluntary withdrawal (W) grades without a waiver.

 
Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) funding is available for active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel according to the following criteria:

Tuition Assistance (TA) will cover tuition costs for students enrolled in their first University associate, bachelors, or master’s degree program. Doctoral, Certificate, Non-Degree, and Personal Enrichment students may not use TA funding for their studies.

Tuition Assistance (TA) will not cover: The cost of text books and course materials as well as University fees (transcript requests, late registration fees, etc.). Course restrictions may also apply according to any applicable educational degree planning criteria.

Funding Limits:

  • $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate).
  • Up to $2,250 total per fiscal year

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Visit the United States Coast Guard Education Services page for application information.

If an official education plan from Shiloh University is required please consider the following:

  • Creation of an educational plan requires the completion of the University transfer credit process. Submit all previous academic work and your Joint Services Transcript with your application to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credit evaluation.
  • Accepted transfer credits will then be applied to your degree program and a complete degree audit will be produced. This degree audit will serve as your Education Plan.

Every trimester, you are responsible to produce appropriate documentation of your enrollment for approval by your educational supervisor. This documentation process should begin 3-4 weeks before the trimester and must be completed no less than seven days before the trimester begins.

Course Drop or Withdrawal

Once you have completed your application, been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA) and registered for classes you may drop or change a course as long as you notify Shiloh University and your military educational supervisor in a timely manner. If you drop a course before the University’s drop class deadline, contact your educational supervisor right away to amend your TA award.

If you withdraw from your course, you may be responsible to reimburse the Coast Guard. Contact your educational supervisor for more information.

TA Reimbursement

Students who earn an unsatisfactory final grade in a course are responsible to reimburse the Coast Guard for the cost of tuition. Contact your educational supervisor about this process.

Note: The student’s TA eligibility will not be reinstated until TA reimbursement has been made.

The following are considered unsatisfactory final grades and require reimbursement:

  • Undergraduate level (D) or lower grades (Shiloh University awards a grade of WF for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline, but for TA purposes these will be submitted as an F final grade).
  • Graduate level (C) or lower grades.
  • Incomplete (I) grades in effect longer than six months.
  • Voluntary withdrawal (W) grades without a waiver.

 
Marine Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) funding is available for active duty Marine personnel according to the following criteria:

Tuition Assistance (TA) will cover tuition costs for students enrolled in their first University associate, bachelors, or master’s degree program. Doctoral, Certificate, Non-Degree, and Personal Enrichment students may not use TA funding for their studies.

Tuition Assistance (TA) will not cover: The cost of text books and course materials as well as University fees (transcript requests, late registration fees, etc.). Course restrictions may also apply according to any applicable educational degree planning criteria.

Funding Limits:

  • $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate).
  • Up to $4,000 and up to 16 credit hours total per fiscal year
  • No more than 130 credit hours for a bachelor’s degree or 39 credit hours for a graduate degree will be funded.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

Review the Marine Corps Community Services Education page for application instructions.

If an official education plan from Shiloh University is required please consider the following:

  • Creation of an educational plan requires the completion of the University transfer credit process. Submit all previous academic work and your Joint Services Transcript with your application to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credit evaluation.
  • Accepted transfer credits will then be applied to your degree program and a complete degree audit will be produced. This degree audit will serve as your Education Plan.

Every trimester, you are responsible to produce appropriate documentation of your enrollment for approval by your educational supervisor. This documentation process should begin 3-4 weeks before the trimester and must be completed no less than seven days before the trimester begins.

Course Drop or Withdrawal

Once you have completed your application, been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA) and registered for classes you may drop or change a course as long as you notify Shiloh University and your military educational supervisor in a timely manner. If you drop a course before the University’s drop class deadline, contact your educational supervisor right away to amend your TA award.

If you withdraw from your course, you may be responsible to reimburse the Marines. Contact your educational supervisor for more information.

TA Reimbursement

Students who earn an unsatisfactory final grade in a course are responsible to reimburse the Marines for the cost of tuition. Contact your educational supervisor for more information.

Note: The student’s TA eligibility will not be reinstated until TA reimbursement has been made.

The following are considered unsatisfactory final grades and require reimbursement:

  • Undergraduate level (D) or lower grades (Shiloh University awards a grade of WF for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline, but for TA purposes these will be submitted as an F final grade).
  • Graduate level (C) or lower grades.
  • Incomplete (I) grades in effect longer than six months.
  • Voluntary withdrawal (W) grades without a waiver.

Tuition Assistance (TA) funding is available for active duty Sailors (and qualified Navel Reservists) according to the following criteria:

Tuition Assistance (TA) will cover tuition costs for students enrolled in their first University associate, bachelors, or master’s degree program. Doctoral, Certificate, Non-Degree, and Personal Enrichment students may not use TA funding for their studies.

Tuition Assistance (TA) will not cover: The cost of text books and course materials as well as University fees (transcript requests, late registration fees, etc.). Course restrictions may also apply according to any applicable educational degree planning criteria.

Funding Limits:

  • $250 per credit hour (but not more than 100% of a school’s tuition rate).
  • Up to $4,500 and up to 16 credit hours total per fiscal year

Navy Tuition Assistance Step-by-Step Process

The information below includes a brief introduction to the steps given on the Navy College Program site, with specific information for how Shiloh University’s programs and calendar apply to various steps. Refer to their Tuition Assistance Steps site for complete information. These steps must be completed in order.

    The following steps occur once when the student begins his or her program.

  1. Inform your chain of command of your interest in pursuing a degree program with Shiloh University and complete all required counseling and training
  2. Request an Education Plan from Shiloh University
    • Creation of an educational plan requires the completion of the University transfer credit process. Submit all previous academic work and your Joint Services Transcript with your application or to the Registrar’s Office for transfer credit evaluation.
    • Accepted transfer credits will then be applied to your degree program and a complete degree audit will be produced. This degree audit will serve as your Education Plan.
  3. Submit your education plan per the instructions provided by the Navy College Program and then contact your counselor for plan review.
  4. The following steps occur on a trimester basis.

  5. After you receive confirmation of your upcoming trimester enrollment, submit your WebTA Application. Applications must be approved no later than 14 days prior to the University trimester start date. (see Shiloh University’s Academic Calendar)
  6. Generate a TA Voucher and send it to Shiloh University. Vouchers should be signed and then submitted to Shiloh University via email (scanned copy or image). Your voucher must include the correct trimester start date. (see Shiloh University’s Academic Calendar).
  7. Shiloh University submits your authorized voucher for payment. After funds are received, they are applied to tuition charges on your student account.
  8. After courses are complete, the University submits your final grades to the Navy. If a grade is missing more than 30 days after the trimester completion date, contact the University Financial Aid Office.

Note that it is the student’s responsibility to report any and all course changes to the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) to ensure your TA vouchers are accurate. Additionally, you are expected to earn passing grades (C or higher for undergraduate and B or higher for graduate) and must reimburse TA funds for any collectable grades. See course change and collectable grade reimbursement information below.

Course Changes

TA vouchers are issued for each specific course and trimester. If anything changes regarding a course for which you have been approved, it will affect your TA funding if it is not reported properly. It is imperative that all course changes (course add or drops) be reported immediately to the NCVEC to prevent grading and billing issues.

To amend an authorized TA voucher (course number, course title, term dates, etc.), submit a VOLED Assistance Center help request to prevent grading/billing issues.

Course Drop or Withdrawal

If you receive an authorized TA voucher and then drop the course before the University’s drop class deadline, contact the NCVEC to request TA cancellation.

If you withdraw from your course, a waiver of the reimbursement policy may be requested via your Chain of Command. The withdrawal must be for one of the following reasons:

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
  • Temporary Additional Duty (TAD)
  • Emergency Leave
  • Operational Commitments
  • Hospitalization

To receive a waiver, use a Help Request to upload a letter on command letterhead that is endorsed and signed by a member of the command triad. Be sure to select the TA Waivers category. If you have questions, contact Navy TA Accounting at 1-877-838-1659 (choose option 6).

Course Extensions

If a student has a University authorized course extension, the University Financial Aid office will temporarily submit a grade of “I” (incomplete) on the student’s behalf. At the end of the student’s extension the Financial Aid office will then submit the final grade earned.

TA Reimbursement and Waivers

Students who receive a “collectible grade” as their final grade in a course are responsible to reimburse the Navy for the cost of tuition. In that case, the student’s commanding officer will receive a letter of indebtedness from the Navy TA Accounting department. Reimbursement options will be disclosed to the student at that time.

Note: The student’s TA eligibility will not be reinstated until the TA reimbursement has posted to his or her navy accounting record.

The following are considered “collectible grades” and require reimbursement to the Navy::

  • Undergraduate level (D) or lower grades
  • Graduate level (C) or lower grades.
  • Incomplete (I) grades in effect longer than six months.
  • Voluntary withdrawal (W) grades without a waiver (see waiver information above). Shiloh University awards a grade of WF for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline, but for TA purposes these will be submitted to the Navy as an F final grade.