Marine Corps Tuition Assistance (TA) pays up to 100% of tuition and required fees for taking college courses while on active duty.

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Eligibility and Payment Rates

TA is available for all active duty Marines with at least 24 months of service. Tuition assistance is also available to reservists on continuous active duty, enlisted reservists ordered to active duty for 120 days, and reserve officers ordered to active duty for two years or more.

The Marine Corps will pay 100% tuition and fees not to exceed:

  • $250 per semester credit hour, or
  • $166 per quarter credit hour, and
  • $4,500 per fiscal year

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Eligibility

  • First-time users can only take one course for their first enrollment, and all others are limited to a maximum of two courses at a time
  • Must have a minimum GT score of 100 or a minimum TABE score of 10.2
  • Must complete Marine Corps Institute (MCI) Personal Financial Management (Course ID 3420G).

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Details

  1. TA can't be used if you have had or are pending disciplinary action.
  2. TA can't be used to pay for flight training.
  3. TA can't pay for the same course more than once.
  4. TA can't be approved retroactively. Applications must be submitted and command approved before the course starts.
  5. You must earn a grade of D or higher or a P for passing all non-graduate-level coursework and a C or higher for graduate-level courses. If not, you have to repay all TA funds for that course.
  6. TA does not cover fees like equipment, supplies, exams, and costs associated with distance learning.
  7. TA is authorized for graduate studies through the master's degree level; doctoral programs will not be funded.
  8. Only schools with an approved DOD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU are eligible to participate in DOD Voluntary Education programs, including military tuition assistance.

The rules and regulations regarding TA can be found in MCO 1560.25.

Keep Up With Your Education Benefits 

Whether you need a guide on how to use your GI Bill, want to take advantage of tuition assistance and scholarships, or get the lowdown on education benefits available for your family, The MCCS Education Center can help.

Contact Information

MCCS Education Center | MCBH

Building 220
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863


Phone: 8082572158

Fax: 8082572020

DSN: 4572158

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Military Academic Skills Program (MASP): 8082572158

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