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Want to start or continue your education for Free? Our Tuition Assistance program is available to all active-duty Service members and can provide up to $4500 a year to assist you in meeting your goals. We also provide financial resources to the spouses of active duty Service members and can help you understand how to take advantage of the GI Bill. Read below for more details, and give us a call for assistance in determining your best option.

Tuition Assistance Funding Program (TA)

Tuition Assistance Funding Program offers financial assistance to Service members who elect to pursue Off-Duty or Voluntary Education, funding 100% of tuition up to $4,500 per fiscal year.

How to Apply for TA:

In order to utilize Tuition Assistance for the first time, Marines must enroll in the TA Orientation Course. To register, call the Education Office at 252-466-3500 or visit us in the Jerry Marvel Training & Education Building, 4335, Room 109.

Apply for TA using Web Tuition Assistance.

Click the links below to open a presentation that will guide you through using the system and submitting requests.

TA Requirements:

  • You must submit a degree plan and cost verification before TA will be approved.
  • TA will fund up to 100% of institution charges for tuition only.
  • TA is not authorized for fees.
  • TA is not authorized for books.
  • TA is not authorized for courses leading to a lateral or lower level degree than you already possess (i.e. second associates or bachelors degree).
  • Officers using TA agree to remain on active duty for two (2) years following the completion of the TA funded course.
  • If you or your family member receives tuition assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Scholarship recipient, you are encouraged to submit feedback here. Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS)

Federal Aid & Scholarship Information

Scholarships can help pay for college or career school, and don’t have to be repaid.

  • The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation application is available now. All eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen should apply! For more info go to
  • The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program offered through Military One Source, which provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to eligible military spouses for the pursuit or maintenance (including continuing education courses) of a license, certification, or associate's degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field. | My Career Advancement Account (MYCAA).
  • Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school. | FAFSA® form
  • Search for college scholarships via Fastweb | Fastweb

Deployed and Long Distance TA

To be eligible to use the webTA system, all first time students must complete the steps below. Once you complete all the steps, view the webTA brief at the top of this page for instructions on how to submit your paperwork for processing.

Step One: Call the Education Office at 252-466-3500 to complete TA Orientation.

Step Two: The Statement of Fees (SOF) is a document or series of documents that verifies the start and end date of the course(s), course information, and course cost. Students frequently obtain their SOF by downloading it from their student online account, the school’s website, or in an email from their academic advisor or financial aid representative. A current SOF must accompany each TA request. It must be uploaded to the webTA system.

Step Three: The curriculum/degree plan is a complete list of courses required for a specific degree. Remember, when using military TA you MUST be degree seeking! Students obtain their curriculum by downloading it from their student online account, the school’s website, or in an email from their academic advisor. The document is utilized to verify that the courses the student requests are needed for graduation.

Contact Information

Education Office

Bldg 4335
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533

Phone: 2524663500


Monday 0700-1630
Tuesday 0700-1630
Wednesday 0700-1630
Thursday 0700-1630
Friday 0700-1630
Saturday closed
Sunday closed


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