Education Benefits

Military and Veterans Success Center

Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (DoD TA)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to Service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).

Service members begin the process of using TA with their educational services officer (ESO) at their command/unit. 

For service specific TA policies and procedures, select your respective branch of service below:


Army National Guard

Marine Corps


Coast Guard

VA Education Benefits

General information on educational benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is found below. Neither the MVSC, nor UT Tyler, determines eligibility for the benefits below. Eligibility can ONLY be established by the VA.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Non-Tuition Paying: 

These benefits do NOT pay any funds directly to UT Tyler; all benefits are paid to eligible recipients. Students using these benefits must ensure their tuition is paid-either through financial aid, or out of pocket-PRIOR TO the tuition due date to avoid being dropped from their classes.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (CH33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36 months of benefits to eligible recipents, including

  • Tuition and fee payments directly to your institution,
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA), and
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books and other supplies.

Qualified service members may be able to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to a spouse or child. Children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2011 may qualify for the Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (CH31)

Veteran Readiness and Employment assists service-connected disabled veterans with exploring employment options and training need.