Military Tuition Assistance
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
GI Bill and Other VA Education Programs
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
Forever GI Bill Makes Big Changes to Education Benefits
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the Forever GI Bill, significantly changes many veterans education benefits. Most changes expand or improve upon existing benefits. Highlights include:
Restoring education benefits to many who lost them due to recent school closures or disapprovals
Eliminating the 15-year time limit for those who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013
Many other changes are in effect or coming. See a detailed list of changes.
Learn About Education Benefits
Visit Vets.gov to:
Learn about the GI Bill and other education benefits programs.
Explore options for classroom and virtual training.
Get career counseling.
Find the right school or training program for you.
Apply for Education Benefits
You can apply for education benefits online, in person or by phone.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) can help you get your degree despite frequent military transfers. These civilian colleges and universities:
Simplify credit transfers and reduce residency requirements (the credits required to earn a degree at a given school)
Give classes on or near military installations in the U.S., overseas, and on military ships
Offer distance learning programs
Offer degrees that match your military job
Are open to servicemembers and their families
For more information, talk to your unit's education officer.