Military Tuition Assistance

Steps to using military Tuition Assistance at UT Tyler

Tuition Assistance (TA) is the term used for financial aid given by military branches to active duty and reserve service members for college courses. Each branch of the military has its own tuition assistance policy. 

Regardless of your branch of service, TA only covers the cost of tuition, and not any associated fees.

UT Tyler's tuition rate can exceed the tuition caps published by each service. The most recent tuition rate information is available here. Students are responsible for all costs not covered by TA, which must be paid by the published tuition deadlines.

Using TA at UT Tyler

Service members should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) at their unit/command prior to applying to or enrolling at UT Tyler. Each service has unique requirements that must be met and/or completed prior to or as part of the TA application process. These will be discussed by your chain of command and/or your ESO.

Once you have spoken with your ESO, you will apply for TA through your service:

Navy, Marines, Coast Guard (must be approved TWO WEEKS before class start date): MyNavy Education

Air Force (must be approved ONE WEEK before class start date): USAF Virtual Education Center

Army (must be approved FIVE DAYS before class start date):  Army IgnitED

As part of completing the TA application process, you may need information (degree plans, course information, tuition/fee schedule) from UT Tyler. You may request this information by emailing with the following information:

  • Student's Name
  • Branch of Service
  • Last 4 of SSN
  • UT Tyler Student ID Number
  • Information Requested (degree plan, course information, tuition/fee schedule)

TA Payment Processing

Once your TA has been approved by your service AND you have registered for your classes, you will need to enroll in the MVSC Canvas course. 

Enroll In Canvas Course Here

Most students are able to self-enroll into the Canvas course within twenty-four hours of registering for classes. If you cannot gain access the the course after twenty-four hours, please contact with your name, student number, and student email address.

Using Your GI Bill® with TA

If you plan to use your GI Bill® with TA, you WILL ALSO:



If you have questions, or need assistance throughout the TA process, please contact the MVSC via email.