Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES)

Tuition assistance is available to active-duty, active Guard/ Reserve, and military and civilian personnel of the Army National Guard through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Tuition assistance will cover the majority of tuition costs for most active duty service members. Each branch of service has established an annual cap for tuition assistance.

Check with your installation education center for more information concerning how to apply for tuition assistance. Reserve component members are also eligible for tuition assistance under this policy. However, each service component has established specific guidelines, limits, and policies for their members that may be different than the typical active-duty policy. Before registering for any courses, reservists should check with their local education services officer for specific information about the limits of their tuition assistance coverage.

If you would like to learn more about DANTES, call 1-850-452-1111 or visit