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Military Student Programs

Tuition Assistance

Sessions College programs are approved for military tuition assistance (TA) as a participating institution in the Department of Defense voluntary education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). With our active servicemember discount, you can minimize your out-of-pocket costs when you use tuition assistance for your education.

Eligible Programs:

Associate Degree

Undergraduate Certificate

Active Service Member Discount

The tuition for active U.S. military service members enrolling through tuition assistance (TA) programs is $250/credit. There are no additional fees and no textbooks are required for the program. All digital course materials are provided to active service members at no cost.

Considering using Federal Aid with your TA? If so, we encourage you to review our Financial Tools page, with information on using the Financial Aid shopping sheet, College Navigator, College Scorecard, and more.

Guide to Programs Accepting TA

Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate is highly recommended program for active military servicemembers. This 24-credit program can be completed on a full-time schedule, but is ideal for active duty servicemembers on a 3/4 or 1/2 time schedule (9 or 6 credits per semester). In most cases, part time students do not need to make any out-of-pocket tuition payments. Ask your Sessions College Admission Advisor for a degree plan that will outline all information necessary for your Education Officer.

Associate Degree

Our premier Associate of Occupational Studies program is also eligible for military tuition assistance if completed on a part-time schedule. The 72-credit program can be completed on a part-time schedule in four years. Ask your Sessions College Admissions Advisor for a degree plan for your Education Officer.

Tuition Assistance At A Glance

The process for requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) is different for each military branch. Select your service below for information and next steps.

The Army offers tuition assistance programs to all active duty servicemembers. Eligibility requests and payments are conveniently processed through the online GoArmyEd portal.

Next steps:

  1. Go to GoArmyEd.com.
  2. Click on “Learn About GoArmyED.”
  3. Click on “Launch Pocket Reference Guide.”

Go to page 2 for complete step-by-step instructions or download the PDF and go to page 2 for complete step-by-step instructions.

Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy’s educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2015, U.S. Navy tuition assistance reimbursed sailors only for the tuition cost of the course. TA funds will no longer pay for the following: additional fees for equipment, supplies, books/materials, exams, admissions, registration, fines and costs associated with distance learning. Navy TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses, regardless of course length. Courses must be offered in Semester Hours, Quarter Hours or Clock Hours. The credit earned must show on the institution’s transcript.

The Navy Tuition Assistance program pays a maximum of $250 per credit for semester based, credit-bearing programs. Sessions Undergraduate Certificate and Degree programs are priced at $250 per credit with no additional fees.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact your Sessions Admissions Advisor to let him or her know you are interested in a program.
  2. Contact the Navy College Office to talk to an education counselor and apply for TA.
  3. Obtain approval from an education counselor for TA or through your Virtual Education Center before enrollment.

The Marine Corps offers tuition assistance programs to all active duty marines in support of their education goals. All first time students must complete a “TA Orientation” class (College 101) prior to using TA. This class is offered by the Marine Corps and can be completed online. Note that TA is authorized for officers only if they agree to remain on active duty for two (2) years after completing the TA funded course.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact your Sessions admissions advisor to let them know you are interested in by completing an admissions form or emailing us at admissions@sessions.edu.
  2. Contact your ESO to express your interest in the program.
  3. Obtain approval for TA through the appropriate education counselor before enrollment.

All active duty airmen/women who are eligible can participate in the TA program through the Air Force Virtual Education Center at the Air Force portal. Note: TA for courses is not available for courses that have already started or start more than 30 days into the future. Air Force Reserve are also eligible to participate in the DANTES/TAMP program.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact your Sessions Admissions Advisor to let them know you are interested in a program by completing an admissions form or emailing us at admissions@sessions.edu.
  2. Set up your Air Force account at the Air Force Virtual Education Center at the Air Force portal.
  3. Obtain approval from an education counselor for TA or through the Air Force Virtual Education Center before enrollment.

TA is available to active duty, reserve, and civilian employees in the Coast Guard. All Coast Guard personnel eligible for TA can participate through USCG Institute managed by the U.S. Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center.

Please note that Coast Guard TA does not cover course registration fees or the cost of any tools or equipment that becomes the property of the student. Officers must complete one-year service upon completion of the course.

Next Steps:

  1. Contact your Sessions Admissions Advisor to let them know you are interested in a program by completing an admissions form or emailing us at admissions@sessions.edu.
  2. Download Coast Guard authorization forms. Use the USCG TA Application (CG-4147) to apply for TA and obtain a TA Authorization form (CGI-1560).
  3. Make sure you have approval from an education counselor or USCG for TA before enrollment.