Agree, if an officer, to remain on active duty for
at least 2 years upon completion of courses
funded by TA. This obligation runs concurrently
with any remaining obligated service time.
Repayment of TA does not negate the obligation.
Those allowed to resign/retire before having
served the obligation must repay the TA funds
expended on their behalf during the last 2 years
of active duty on a pro-rata basis.
The level of TA for Navy personnel meeting
eligibility requirements is capped as follows (as of FY
Undergraduate and graduate courses (measured
in semester or quarter hours): 75 percent of
tuition not to exceed $187.50 per semester
hour/$125.00 per quarter hour and no more than
$3,500 per individual per fiscal year. Applies to
those seeking associate, bachelors, masters,
doctorate, or professional degree.
Vocational/Technical courses (measured in
clock hours): 75 percent of tuition, not to exceed
$12.50 a clock hour. TA is capped at $3,500 per
individual per fiscal year for vocational-
technical courses leading to a certificate.
High school completion courses (measured in
carnegie units) for service members who do not
have a high school diploma: TA will fund 100
When TA funds are constrained, the Chief of Naval
Operations may impose policy changes on the level of
funding and the priorities for authorizing TA.
TA Submission and Approval Requirements
Applicants must submit an Application for TA
(NAVMC 10883) to the Navy College Officebefore the
class convening date.
The service member and a Navy College Office
education specialist/guidance counselor have a
counseling session, either one-on-one or in a
group, and decide what institution to attend,
what course of study to pursue, and which
course(s) to take. TA policies are fully explained
to the member.
The service member fills out an Application for
TA Form, which lists the courses he or she plans
to take. This form is available from the Navy
College Office or the students parent command.
The service member must read and comply with all
the provisions on the reverse of this form.
The member submits the form to the Navy
College Office before course registration. (The
form must be submitted before the end of the
schools late registration or add-drop period.
Mail-ins have until 30 days after the course start
date to submit the form.)
The form is available in the Navy Supply System,
stock number 0109-LF-069-0000 or on the Voluntary
Education web site at http://www.navycollege.
Navy College Offices process and approve the TA
Application. Upon approval, a TA Authorization Form
is signed by the education specialist/guidance
counselor and returned to the service member.
The member submits the original, signed copy of
the TA Authorization Form to the school at
registration. At that time, the service member pays the
tuition costs not covered by TA. The college will use
this authorized form to bill the Navy for the remainder
of the tuition fees.
Q11. TA is the Navys financial assistance program for
what type of service members?
Q12. For an undergraduate course, you must maintain
at least what grade average in order to be
authorized TA in the future?
Q13. A commissioned officer applying for TA must
agree to remain on active duty for at least how
many years after completion of the course?
Q14. Federal law provides for multiple levels of
funding under TA. What is the maximum amount
of TA that may be provided for undergraduate
and graduate courses?
Q15. When funds are constrained, who may impose
policy changes on the level of funding and the
priorities for authorizing TA?
Q16. When should applicants submit an Application
for TA to the Navy College Office?
ACADEMIC SKILLS PROGRAM
The Academic Skills Program provides instruction
in English, mathematics, and reading through
computer courses and/or instructor-taught classes.
Offering a sound educational foundation before
proceeding on to college level work, the Navy College
Program is available at no cost to commands or