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DOD Tuition Assistance

Texas A&M University-Texarkana complies with all requirements of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding.  With the guidelines for use of Military Tuition Assistance (TA) managed by each individual military service branch, students wishing to use Military TA should contact their military unit first to determine both eligibility and availability of Military TA funds.  Once approved by your unit, contact the Veteran Services Center (VSC) for assistance in submitting the proper documents to the university. 

Per DOD TA requirements, Military TA must be requested and approved prior to the start date of the each term.  Service members can register for classes prior to securing Military TA but they will be solely responsible for all tuition costs until approval is obtained from their military service branch and the proper documents are submitted to the university.  Only courses listed in the service member’s evaluated education plan will be approved for Military TA. 

Use of Military TA with Financial Aid and VA Education Benefits:

Military TA can be used concurrently with both financial aid and VA education benefits if eligibility exists.  Per DOD rules, Military TA cannot be used with the Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve Program (CH1606) or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (CH1607).  Students should submit their FAFSA to be considered for financial aid and discuss eligibility for VA education benefits with the VSC.  Students who qualify for Pell Grants and/or VA education benefits will have their Military TA benefits applied to their account prior to the application of their Pell Grant funds and their VA education benefits. 

Drops/Withdrawals While Using Military TA:

If a student using Military TA drops a class or withdraws from all classes for a term, the university will manage refunds of TA funds as follows:

  • Up to the start date for the term, return all Military TA funds to the appropriate military service when the service member does not:

    • Begin attendance at the university or

    • Start a course, regardless of whether the student starts other courses.

  • If the Drop occurs prior to the term Census Date, all Military TA funds for the dropped course will be returned to the military service.

  • Return any Military TA funds paid for a course that is cancelled by the university. 

  • For complete withdrawal from a term, the amount of Military TA that is earned is determined on a pro rata basis.  For example, if you completed 30% of the period of enrollment, you earned 30% of the approved Military TA so 70% of the Military TA will be returned the military service.  Once you have completed more than 60% of the period of enrollment, all approved Military TA is earned and no refund will be made to the military service. 

    • To calculate the amount of earned Military TA, the VSC will divide the number of calendar days the student attended classes by the total number of calendar days in the semester (scheduled breaks of 5 days or more will be deducted out of the equation).  The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the total amount of Military TA funds that were approved by the military service prior to the beginning of the term.  The result of this calculation determines the amount of Military TA earned by the student.  Any amount exceeding the earned calculation amount must be returned to the military service.  The VSC will notify and instruct any students who owe money because the university has returned the appropriate amount to the military service.  Funds returned to the military service may result in a balance on your account, which you are then responsible for paying in accordance with the TAMUT’s refund policy

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