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 at the Cashier's Office or via email at email@example.com. 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.
When a student withdraws from a class prior to the 100% refund deadline, 100% of the TA will be returned to the Military Department.
When a student "officially" withdraws from a course after the 100% refund date, the date of withdrawal will be used as the last date of attendance. If a student receives an "F" grade for a course, that may be considered an "unofficial" withdrawal for TA purposes only.
For unofficial withdrawals, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will use the last date of attendance (LDA) entered by the professor into MyUNLV. If needed, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will reach out to the professor for additional information.
Once LDA has been determined, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will recalculate your TA eligibility based on the following formula:
Number of days completed / Total days of the course (start to end date) = percent earned
Return of funds
Determining eligibility for TA is class specific. The start and end date will be used for each class to determine eligibility. Using the formula above, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be required to return to the Military Department some or all of the TA awarded to service members that did not complete at least 60% of each course; possibly creating a balance on your University of Nevada, Las Vegas student account.
Returning Unearned Tuition Assistance Schedule
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas week of instruction is counted as 7 days for TA purposes only.
- 16-week Course Withdraw submitted
Before or during week 1 = 100% return
- During weeks 2-4 = 75% return
- During weeks 5-8 = 50% return
- During weeks 9-10 = 40% return (60% of course is completed)
- During weeks 11-16 = 0% return
- Modular courses will be prorated based on the above periods.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.