Military Tuition Assistance

Understanding your educational benefits and the guidelines.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to educational institutions on behalf of eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each branch has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, the application process, and restrictions.

Service members can find more information by reviewing their military service’s website for details on eligibility and the process for requesting tuition assistance.

The Business Office at Anderson University processes all approved TA requests and posts the TA credit to student accounts. All questions pertaining to TA credit charges should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or the University Registrar.

Return of Military Tuition Assistance Funds

TA is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. Anderson University will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. Refunds will be processed within 30 days from the date the withdrawal is posted. In instances when a Service Member stops attending due to a military service obligation, AU will work with the affected service member to identify a solution that will mitigate any debt the student might have had through the Return of Tuition Assistance Funds process.

For any student using TA funds to pay for educational costs at AU who withdraws before completing 60% of their course(s), AU will return any unearned TA funds to the Government based on a student’s attendance and date of withdrawal. AU will calculate the return of unearned TA funds using the following formula once the last day of attendance (LDA) has been determined. The number of days completed is divided by the total days of the course (start to end date), providing the percent earned.