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Military Tuition Assistance

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Federal Tuition Assistance (TA)

Air Force
The Air Force offers airmen several programs to support their voluntary education goals including 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. 

Army
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals.

Coast Guard
The Coast Guard currently provides tuition assistance to all uniformed personnel (regular and drilling reservists), civilian employees, and commissioned Public Health Service officers who are serving with the Coast Guard to fund off-duty courses related to the Coast Guard's missions or to the applicant's career and professional development. 

Marine Corps
The Marine Corps offers several programs to support your education goals including 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. 

National Guard
The Guard can pay up to 100% of your college tuition and general fees, up to $4,500 per year–that's up to $18,000 over four years.
Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Program (NGEAP)

Navy
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. 

Reserves
If you'd like to take college courses while you're in the Army Reserve, the Reserves will help you pay for them. Available for approved courses, tuition assistance covers 100% of course costs up to $250 per credit hour.

State Tuition Assistance (Army and Air National Guard)

Iowa
This is a state funded tuition assistance program that pays schools "up front" for the cost of tuition for the soldier.

Illinois
Illinois Army National Guard Education Office