Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to Service members for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are recognized by the U.S Department of Education and are signatories to the current DoD voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU). The University of Utah is a signatory.

The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. As such, service members interested in TA should reach out to an Education Services Office (ESO), Military Advisor, or service prior to enrollment). Service members may visit your local installation education center, go online to a virtual education center or click on the following links for each service branch:

Service-specific TA policies and procedures may also be found at: