Using Tuition Assistance at The University of Arizona
What is Department of Defense Tuition Assistance?
Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) is a tuition reimbursement program for National Guard and Reserve Component services members and it is administered by the Department of Defense (DOD). TA is not the GI Bill. The GI Bill is for veterans and their dependents and it is administered through the Veterans Administration.
Can I use both Department of Defense Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill at UA?
Students on active duty should work with their education center counselor to determine specifically which options are available for their specific circumstance. In general, an active duty student who is a recipient of the Montgomery GI Bill or Post-9/11 GI Bill program may qualify for both the GI Bill and TA. Education counselors are available at each virtual education center by branch (see the links to those websites below).
How do I apply for Department of Defense Tuition Assistance?
The Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force have their own TA application forms and procedures and students should apply for TA through their specific branch education center.
Virtual Education Centers by Branch:
A student using TA must be pre-approved prior to enrolling in a course. Once TA has been approved by the student’s military branch, the student should enroll in the course. This must be done prior to the first day of class or TA will not be approved by the Department of Defense.
Where can I find my personalized course schedule showing my name, course titles, credit hours and start/end dates?
Log into UAccess Student and select Class Schedule from the Academics drop-down list of available options.
Choose a term and press Continue.
Choose to Show Enrolled Classes
Where can I find my itemized invoice?
Log into UAccess Student and select the Account Inquiry link.
Click on the Billing tab and then click on the View Statement link for the invoice showing itemized charges for the class where you will apply Tuition Assistance.
Make sure the invoice you selected includes an itemized description of your charges.
Where can I find my degree planning document (personalized document which outlines all of the required courses for degree completion and any credit already completed/granted)?
Log into UAccess Student and select Advisement Report from the Academics drop-down list of available options.
Choose to view report as pdf.
Save the file and submit it to your Tuition Assistance program.