Stephen F. Austin State University

Tuition Assistance

Army & National Guard Tuition Assistance

Army Tuition Assistance (TA) provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. The program is open to nearly all soldiers (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) including Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.
The maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 100% Tuition and Fees

Not to exceed:
• $250 per Semester Credit Hour
• $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
• $4500 per Fiscal Year

For more information and to receive tuition assistance visit https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_tuition_assistance_policies.aspx

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) is an important quality of life program that provides 100% tuition and fees for courses taken by active duty and reserve personnel. The program is one of the most frequent reasons given for enlisting and re-enlisting in the Air Force.
The maximum amount paid for Tuition Assistance: 100% Tuition and Fees

Not to exceed:
• $250 per Semester Credit Hour
• $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
• $4500 per Fiscal Year

For more information and to receive tuition assistance visit https://www.my.af.mil/faf/FAF/fafHome.jsp

Navy Tuition Assistance

TA is available to both Naval Officer and Enlisted active duty personnel and Naval Reservists on continuous active duty. It is also available to enlisted Naval Reservists ordered to active duty 120 days and to Naval Reservist Officers ordered to active duty for 2 years or more.
The maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 100% Tuition and Fees

Not to exceed:
• $250 per Semester Credit Hour
• $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
• 16 Semester Hours (24 Quarter Hours or 240 Clock Hours) per Fiscal Year

For more information and to receive tuition assistance visit https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/nta.cfm

Marines Tuition Assistance

Marine Corps Tuition Assistance (TA) offers financial assistance to service members who elect to pursue Off-Duty or Voluntary Education.
The Marine Corps maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 100% Tuition and Fees

Not to exceed:
• $250 per Semester Credit Hour
• $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
• $4500 per Fiscal Year

For more information and to receive tuition assistance visit http://www.usmc-mccs.org/education/mta.cfm?sid=ml&smid=2&ssmid=7

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance assists eligible personnel - active duty, reserve and civilian employees - in their professional development by providing funding for off-duty voluntary education courses to broaden their academic or Coast Guard technical background.
The maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 100% Tuition

Not to exceed:
• $250 per Semester Credit Hour
• $166 per Quarter Credit Hour
• $4500 per Fiscal Year

For more information and to receive tuition assistance visit http://ww.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/active_duty/pay_for_college/ta/default.asp

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire term for which the assistance is awarded. When a student drops a course(s) or withdraws from all courses, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

In accordance with Department of Defense regulations, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) will return any unearned TA funds directly to the military service through the 60% portion of the term for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. Funds returned to the military may result in a balance on the student's account for which the student will then be responsible for paying.

If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, SFA will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA portion.

Calculation of Amount of TA Funds to Return to the Military

Determining eligibility for TA is course specific. SFA's official start and end date will be used for each course to determine eligibility. Using the formula below, SFA will return some or all of the TA awarded to service members that did not complete at least 60% of each course. If a student using TA drops a course(s) or withdraws from all course(s) for a term, SFA will manage return of TA funds as follows: