Veterans Services

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. The Tuition Assistance Program will fund up to 100 percent of your college tuition and certain fees with the following limits:

  • Not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour
  • Not to exceed $4,500 per fiscal year (Oct 1 - Sep 30)

For more information visits:
Marine Corps:
Air Force:
Coast Guard:

When looking to take advantage of military tuition assistance the first step is always to seek approval from you commander, your education officer or education office. They will have the updated information on the process for your specific branch of service. 

We also recommend you visit the following websites before deciding to attend Estrella Mountain Community College.

College Scorecard

College Navigator

Net Price Calculator/FA Shopping Sheet

Paying for College

Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide

For a general guideline of the process you can download the TA Pocket Guide under the download section of this page. 

To request a Tuition Assistance or MyCAA education plan you can locate the form under the downloads section of this page. Please pay attention to all sections of the form and it is required to have at least unofficial transcripts attached to the request. Drop the completed request form off to our office or scan and email the completed form to