Marines Tuition Assistance

The United States Marine Corps offers Tuition Assistance (MTA) for all eligible active-duty Marines for off-duty educational purposes. The MTA will pay 100 percent of costs associated with tuition and fees within the cap limit of:

  • $250 per Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
  • $4500 per Fiscal Year

To Apply for MTA:

  • Complete a TA orientation class prior to using MTA. To attend the course, visit the Lifelong Learning or Education Office at your local base. (If you are stationed at a remote location, click here to access the orientation course. Upon completion, you will need to print and fill out the certification form.)
  • Apply for and receive written authorization for MTA prior to enrollment.  You will need to submit form NETPDTC 1560.
  • If you are located at a remote site, your MTA will be processed at Camp Lejeune (if you are stationed east of the Mississippi) and Camp Pendleton (if you are stationed west of the Mississippi).  I-I duty Marines will apply through MARFORRES in New Orleans.  Recruiters will apply via their recruiting district or region headquarters.

Important Information for using MTA:

  • You must complete a degree plan prior to completing 12 semester hours.
  • MTA is not authorized for reimbursement for textbooks.
  • MTA is not authorized for use on courses leading to a lateral or lower level degree than the one you have already attained.
  • Any officer using MTA must remain on active duty for two years prior to completion of the last MTA funded course.