Tuition assistance is available to participating Airmen for both distance learning and on-campus courses. TA is paid on a reimbursable basis, after student successfully completes the course(s) for which TA was requested and approved. Successful course completion is defined as C or better.
Airmen will receive 100 percent for undergraduate or graduate study up to $4,500 per fiscal year. Department of Defense imposes additional limits of no more than $250 per semester hour or $166.66 per quarter hour.
Tuition assistance is only available for courses leading to a degree at a level not already held by the Airman or higher. Example: Airmen who already posses a bachelor's can not apply for an associate's or second bachelor's (education levels must be progressive and not equivalent). EXCEPTION: Airmen pursuing an associate degree from Community College of the Air Force in their primary controlled Air Force Specialty Code are authorized tuition assistance regardless of any other degrees held.
TA shall be provided only for courses offered by post-secondary institutions accredited by a national or regional accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Certification or vocational courses are not funded.