Military Tuition Assistance Programs at CAU

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible service members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.  Each branch of the military has its own eligibility criteria, application process and restrictions.

Military Tuition Assistance provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty educational programs in support of a service member's professional and personal self-development goals. All Active Duty service members (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) are authorized to participate in the TA program through their respective branches. This includes members of the Active Guard Reserve, as well as Reserve Component Service Members who are activated under U.S. Code Title 10 or Title 32.

Service members should speak with their Education Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling. More information regarding Military Tuition Assistance can be found through the service member’s branch of service.


Montgomery GI Bill benefits generally apply to Veterans who began active duty service for the first time after June 30, 1985, had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months, and received an honorable discharge.  Eligible service members may receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

Attendance Reporting Requirement Students receiving Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30) benefits must verify their class attendance on or after the last day of each month before monthly payments are deposited into your personal checking/saving account or mailed to you.


Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve provides education benefits for members actively participating in the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligible service members may receive up to 36 months of educational benefits.


A Veteran may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development and skills coaching.  VR&E is a way for service members to receive personalized counseling and support as they work to achieve their career goals.

Who Qualifies?

A Veteran may be eligible for VR&E benefits if they:

  • Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the VA
  • Apply for VR&E services Students interested in applying for VR&E benefits can apply by logging in to their eBenefits.

Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits generally apply to Veterans who have at least 90 days of aggregate active-duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or were honorably discharged or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.  Eligible service members and/or dependents may receive up to 36 months of education benefits.  In addition, a monthly housing allowance and annual books and supplies stipend may be available.


Dependents Educational Assistance program offers education benefits to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.  Eligible dependents may receive up to 45 months of education benefits.