Military Tuition Assistance
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to educational institutions on behalf of eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each branch has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process, and restrictions. Funds are approved on a course-by-course basis dependent upon degree requirements. Additionally, active duty members may elect to use the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) or Post-9/11 GI Bill "Top Up" in addition to their service-provided TA to cover courses. Students using TA may also use other eligible financial aid.
TA authorizations are to be submitted before the payment deadline for each semester. Authorizations are to be turned in to the Cashier's Office by submitting through Salesforce. If "Top Up" is being used, the student will also need to contact the UNLV Military & Veterans Services Center (MVSC) for additional requirements.
TA is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.
To comply with the Department of Defense policy (DoDI 1322.25 4. F, 2, d), The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will return any unearned TA funds to the Military Department on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned to the Military Department based upon the date of when a student stops attending.
If “Top Up” was used, contact the MVSC or the VA directly for details of how a dropped class may affect your GI Bill® benefits. Within 30 days of the drop/withdraw action, the MVSC must update the VA benefit certification to reflect the change in credits pursued; notification of dropped class(s) should be initiated by the student to the MVSC via an updated Semester Enrollment Form.
If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in accordance with NSHE policy Title 4 Ch17, section 19 subsection 2a will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will minimize the impact to the student for the returned portion.