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Tuition Assistance (TA)

CSUB is eligible to accept Military Tuition Assistance (TA) for active duty soldiers, which may pay up to 100% of tuition. Tuition Assistance is a source of financial assistance for active duty military, not a loan that will need to be repaid after graduation.  TA is considered a first payer.

Each of the military branches has its own application and procedure for Tuition Assistance. Therefore, prior to enrolling at CSUB, military students requesting TA must visit their respective Military Service’s education portal to ensure eligibility for TA benefits. Approval from the student’s Educational Services Officer or military branch counselor is required prior enrollment in the first course.

Army TA Application Process:

Active duty soldiers request TA and enroll in courses online through GoArmyEd. Here is the step-by-step procedure:
1. Request TA through GoArmyEd.
2. TA is requested course-by-course.
3. GoArmyEd notifies soldiers whether or not TA has been approved.
4. All drops/withdrawals take place through GoArmyEd. Failing grades mean TA must be repaid.
5. Soldiers submit a new signed TA statement of understanding each year.
6. TA only pays $4,500 per fiscal year so you can only take one class at a time.

Air Force TA Application Process:
Air Force airmen must apply for Air Force veterans college benefits through the Air Force itself, not with CSUB. The Air Force Portal allows airmen to apply for Air Force TA in six steps:
1. Select Reason for Request.
2. Select the School Name.
3. Enter Term Dates.
4. Enter Course Information.
5. Enter Registration Fees.
6. Verify TA Information and Submit Request.

Navy TA Application Process:
1. Contact the Navy College Office to determine courses for TA funding.
2. Complete application form NETPDTC 1560.
3. Return to Navy College Office for processing.

Marine TA Application Process:
1. Students complete a TA Orientation Class prior to using TA (if a marine has used TA before, this is not required).
2. Marines apply for and receive written TA authorization prior to enrollment, using this form: NETPDTC 1560.
3. CSUB will bill the NETPDTC for payment once accepted directly. The staff in our Veterans Resource
Center will provide you with the proper information to enable you to apply for Tuition Assistance program with the Marine Corps.

Coast Guard TA Application Process:
Guardsmen apply for Tuition Assistance and other forms of Coast Guard education benefits through the USCG Institute through the processing system run by The U.S. Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pentacle, FL. The institute approves the TA Application (CG-4147), which is then given to the institution (CSUB) during registration. CSUB will then bill the NETPDTC for the government’s share of the tuition.


The staff in our Veterans Resource Center will provide you with the information to enable you to apply for Tuition Assistance with the Coast Guard.