Active duty military personnel are eligible for tuition assistance that covers 100% of the enrollment fees. As of October 1, 2016 NAVADMIN 219/16 now makes it a requirement to submit and have your TA Command Approved 14 days prior to your course start date for all classes starting on or after January 1st, 2017!
Virtual Education Center (VEC)
You can contact the (VEC) at any time during your educational journey for help with funding, course selection and degree completion. The Toll Free number is: 1-877-838-1659
Tuition Assistance Steps
The following steps focus on how to submit and receive approval of your TA application. These steps should be completed in order.
For more information about the entire Voluntary Education process, click on the link listed below:
Step 1: Inform your Command
Inform your chain of command of your interest to start or continue your education.
Step 2: Complete Required Training
Sailors are required to complete two online training courses prior to using TA for the first time: the TA Policy and Procedures training AND the Virtual Counseling 101 training. Make sure to retain the completion certificates and upload the certificates as pdf files.
Step 3: Receive Education Counseling, Define Education Goals
Your Navy College Education Counselor will help guide you through the process of selecting a pathway to reach your personal and professional goals. Contact a Navy College Education Counselor; the toll free number is 1-877-838-1659.
Step 4: Submit Education Plan, Review with Navy College Counselor
Upload your education/degree plan listing the required courses for your program.
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You should receive a copy of your degree plan after your initial advising session
Step 5: Submit TA Application in MyNavy Education
Once your record has been updated with the required training, counseling, and education plan, submit your TA application no later than 14 days prior to your term start date. You are allowed to submit your TA request up to 120 days prior to your term start date. Submitting your application early allows sufficient time to resolve any issues and to review and authorize your TA funding in a timely manner.
Step 6: Generate TA Voucher and Send to Institution
After your command-approved TA application has been authorized by the NCVEC, a TA authorization voucher is generated. Print, sign, and forward the authorized/funded voucher to your academic institution for payment.