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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit offered to service members to assist with the cost of tuition. TA typically covers 100% of tuition, up to the $250 cap per credit hour. Our undergraduate tuition rate is discounted to $250 per credit hour and our graduate programs are discounted for military personnel. TA only applies to tuition; students still need to pay semester fees.

Please see the Military Tuition Discounts & Scholarships page for information about military tuition discounts and instructions on how to apply for a discount.

 


 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Tuition Assistance Authorization Forms must be submitted to the Business Office by the payment deadline (first day of term) each semester.

Email: busoff@regent.edu
Phone: (757) 352-4050
Fax: (757) 352-4342

Note: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) regulations require accurate start and end dates on all TA authorizations. Please reference the appropriate dates for each enrollment period.

 


 

Scroll down to your branch of service for a specific Tuition Assistance guide: 

Air Force/Air National Guard: Tuition Assistance

1. Apply for TA

  • If you are AGR or Active Duty, go to the Air Force Virtual Education Center web portal to request TA. Once TA is approved, print the paper TA authorization form from the portal. 
    If you are on drilling status, you may not be eligible to receive Federal TA.  Contact your Education Office for more information.

2. Submit your TA form to the Business Office

 

Email: busoff@regent.edu
Fax: (757) 352-4342

3. The Business Office posts a credit on your Student Account.

  • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (3rd Party Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.

4. We submit an invoice to the DoD.

  • After the add/drop period, the Business Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your TA form.

5. DoD processes invoice and releases funds.

  • The DoD will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
  • Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the 3rd Party Payment Plan.

 

Air Force Reserve: Tuition Assistance

Air Force Reserve students may request Tuition Assistance (TA) reimbursement through their military education office. This means that the student must make payment directly to Regent University and the student will receive reimbursement upon successful completion of the course. Please note that TA must be requested BEFORE the start date in order to receive reimbursement.

*Please Note: students using Air Force Reserve reimbursement Tuition Assistance will be responsible for making payment arrangements by the normal Business Office payment deadlines each semester.

Step 1 - Apply for Reimbursement TA

NOTE: “Reservists must apply for Tuition Assistance before the start of each class. The Reservist pays attending institution all costs associated with taking each class(s), and is then reimbursed (payment made directly to student) if the grade earned is a C- or better, to include "Satisfactory" and "Pass" on an alternate scale.”

 

Army Active Duty, Reserve & National Guard Tuition Assistance

 Description: Go Army Ed
Effective 1-Oct-2011, all Army National Guard soldiers will use GoArmyEd to request Federal TA (including those on Drilling status). 

 GoArmyEd - How to Enroll

1. Complete Registration on the GoArmyEd Portal

  1. Go to www.goarmyed.com and log onto portal
  2. Select "Request TA"
  3. Under “School” select ‘Regent University’ (if it is not automatically selected for you)
  4. Under “Subject” place the subject code in the box (i.e. MATH, ENGL, BIBL, etc)
  5. Under “Catalog Number” enter the three digit number for the course (i.e. ‘101’ for ENGL 101 or ‘220’ for GOVT 220)
    • If you are having difficulty finding a course, try leaving the “Catalog Number” field blank.
  1. Under “Start Date Between” enter the date span that will include the start date of your course.
  2. Select “Next”. (You do not need to put in a course number - leave this blank.) 
  3. Choose the course you want to enroll in by selecting “Request Class”
  4. Select “Process Request” 

2. Print your TA Authorization Form

  • Select the "Request TA" Smart Link from your home page
  • Select "View Historical TA Request Authorization Forms"
  • Select the "Search" button.
  • Select the desired TA Request form, a new screen will open and you can put a check in the "Print Select" checkbox for the forms you want to print.
  • Select the "Print TA Form" button and a report will run that will allow you to print out your TA Request form.

3. Submit your TA form to the Business Office

 

Email: busoff@regent.edu
Fax: (757) 352-4342

4. The Business Office posts a credit on your Student Account.

  • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (3rd Party Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.

5. We submit an invoice to the DoD.

  • After the add/drop period, the Business Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your TA form.

6. DoD processes invoice and releases funds.

  • The DoD will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
  • Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the 3rd Party Payment Plan.

 

Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Tuition Assistance

Virginia Army National Guard soldiers may be eligible to receive both Federal and State TA. Federal TA is capped at $4,500 per military fiscal year and State TA is capped at $2,000 per semester (up to $6,000 per year). Soldiers may also get up to $350 in TA for books.

1. Apply for Federal TA

  • To apply for Federal TA, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers will need to use the GoArmyEd portal.  Please follow the instructions above to use the GoArmyEd portal.

2. Apply for State TA

  • To apply for State TA, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers must go to the Virginia Army National Guard website. 
    Click "Education Services" on left navigation.

 

  • Deadline for Fall semester: 1-Jul
  • Deadline for Spring semester: 1-Nov
  • Deadline for Summer semester: 1-Apr

3. The Education Service Office (ESO) will send Regent University a TA Roster for the semester.

  • If you applied for TA late or were not on the original roster sent to Regent University for the semester, ESO will send us an update.
  • ESO might send you a copy of your approved TA form but we have been advised by ESO not to accept them. We must wait for a roster update sent from ESO.

4. The Business Office posts a credit on your Student Account.

  • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (3rd Party Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.

5. We submit an invoice to the DoD.

  • After the add/drop period, the Business Office will send an invoice to the VaARNG for the amount authorized on your TA form.

6. VaARNG processes invoice and releases funds.

  • The VaARNG will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
  • Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition from the VaARNG, this payment will replace the credit from the 3rd Party Payment Plan.

 

Navy/Coast Guard/Marines/DoD Tuition Assistance

1. Apply for TA

  • Apply for TA by contacting your Human Resources Office or Office Supervisor for instructions, as the specific application process may vary from one DoD Agency to another. Please make a note of your registration information (course titles, enrollment dates, etc.) as this will be required on the TA application. Once approved, you will receive the authorized form.

2. Submit your TA form to the Business Office

 

Email: busoff@regent.edu
Fax: (757) 352-4342

3. The Business Office posts a credit on your Student Account.

  • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (3rd Party Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.

4. We submit an invoice to the DoD.

  • After the add/drop period, the Business Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your TA form.

5. DoD processes invoice and releases funds.

  • The DoD will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
  • Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the 3rd Party Payment Plan.

 

Military Spouse Career Advancement (MyCAA)

Spouses of Active Duty or activated National Guard or Reserve service members seeking an Associate’s degree, certifications and licensure programs may be eligible for the Military Spouse Career Advancement benefit which offers up to $4,000 in educational Tuition Assistance.

To determine your eligibility for this program and to register, please go to the MyCAA website.

If you are eligible for the MyCAA program, please follow these steps:

1. Apply for the MyCAA program on MyCAA website.

  • Military spouses (as defined in 1 U.S.C. �� 7) may call a Military OneSource Career/Education Consultant for assistance, (800) 342-9647 
  • After the application is submitted, the military spouse will be notified of his/her eligibility status through the MyCAA messaging system.  

 2. Request MyCAA funding for your courses.

  • You may begin requesting funding 60 days prior to the start date of the course and must request funding at least 15 days prior to the start date.  You will need to go onto MyCAA to request the funding for the course(s) you plan to take.  If you have questions please contact your MyCAA Education Counselor at (800) 342-9647.
  • Please note: MyCAA does not cover any fees. (Ex. Technology Fee, Class Fee, Books etc���)
  • The GI Bill® (all chapters including Ch. 30, 1607, 1606, 33 and 35), most outside scholarships and MyCAA funding are not stackable and therefore may need to be adjusted based on the students eligibility. If a student is planning on using MyCAA funding, GI Bill® and outside scholarships within the same semester please email jreid@regent.edu to verify if these types of aid can be combined.

3. Send MyCAA authorization for your specific courses to the Business Office.

4. The Business Office posts a credit on your Student Account.

  • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Business Office will post a projected credit (3rd Party Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by MyCAA.

5. We submit an invoice to the DoD.

  • After the add/drop period, the Business Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your MyCAA form.

6. DoD processes invoice and releases funds.

  • The DoD will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
  • Once Regent University receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the 3rd Party Payment Plan.

 

TOP-UP Program

What is TOP UP?

On October 30, 2000, the President signed into law an amendment to the Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty education program that permits VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top- up benefit. If you’re eligible for MGIB, and plan to use Tuition Assistance (TA), and your service will not pay 100% of tuition and fees, you can use MGIB Top-up to pay the outstanding balance.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Top-up benefits, you must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits (The Top-up program is not available at this time to persons who are eligible for the MGIB Selected Reserve program.)

To be eligible for MGIB benefits, you must be an MGIB - Active Duty participant and must have served at least 2 full years on Active Duty. The VA determines your eligibility for MGIB. If you’re eligible for MGIB, the TA approval form establishes your eligibility for Top-up. No certifications from the school are needed.

How do I apply?

These claims are handled differently from claims for MGIB without TA. For Top-up claims, you won’t need to check in with the school official who certifies VA benefits; Top-up is payable for any course for which TA is payable under DOD criteria.
Important: If a person receives the Top-up benefit, his or her regular MGIB benefits will be reduced. The amount of entitlement charged for Top-up payments is determined by dividing the amount of the payment by the claimant's full-time monthly rate.

Can I use this benefit for previous semesters?

Top-up can apply retroactively, but you must be eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill®, and the VA can only go back one year from the date your claim was/is received in VA. Also, Top-Up can only be used for training in terms that began on or after October 30, 2000, which is the effective date of the law.

A Quick Overview of the process:

  • Request TA from your branch of service. See your education services officer or education counselor.
  • Complete an application for VA education benefits, VA Form 22-1990, at www.gibill.va.gov
  • Indicate "Top-up" on the VA application in item 1A under the MGIB-Active Duty block.
  • Send your TA approval form, along with the application for VA education benefits, to the VA Regional Processing Office that handles your claim. The address is on the form.
  • If you’ve previously filed a claim for MGIB and weren’t denied benefits, simply submit your signed TA approval form to the VA Regional Processing Office that handles your claim.

The application and other evidence should be sent to one of VA’s four education processing offices in Atlanta, Buffalo, Muskogee (OK), or St. Louis. Claims should specify that Tuition Assistance Top-up is being claimed.

 



Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get a copy of my SOC Agreement/Degree Completion Plan?

You can get an Approved Degree Plan or Degree Worksheet from your Academic Advisor.

2. How do I get a cost statement?

You can request this from the Business Office by calling (757) 352-4050 or emailing busoff@regent.edu.

3. How do I change my degree on the GoArmyEd portal?

Please contact your ACES Counselor or submit a Helpdesk ticket through the GoArmyEd portal.

 


"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 at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.