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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit offered to service members to assist with the cost of tuition. Military Tuition Assistance typically covers 100 percent 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. Tuition Assistance 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.

Tuition Assistance Policies

  • Military Tuition Assistance does not pay for fees unless a base education office or branch service portal specifies on a TA authorization form or request that they are willing to do so.
  • Semester fees will be waived for any undergraduate student who submits a valid TA voucher for the term.
  • Students will be recouped for grades that are not deemed successful. The following grades are acceptable and will not be recouped.
    • Undergraduate: C grade or higher
    • Graduate: B grade or higher (- and + will be treated as just a letter grade).
  • Unearned TA policy: Regent University will return any unearned TA funds to the Service member’s branch of service on a proportional basis through the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. In instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Regent University will offer a 100 percent tuition refund upon receipt of an academic petition from the Service member documenting proof of the service obligation.
  • Anyone wishing to utilize TA, please speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service prior to applying or enrolling.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Tuition Assistance Authorization Forms must be submitted to the Military Benefits Office by the Semester Check-In payment deadline each semester. Students are encouraged to submit authorization forms at least two weeks prior to the deadline to allow adequate processing time in order for them to complete the Semester Check-In process prior to the deadline.

Regent University does not impose a FAFSA priority application deadline, however it is recommended that students who wish to pursue federal aid submit their FAFSA at least two months prior to the payment deadline. It is normal for some FASFA applications to require additional student paperwork with the institution and early submission allows the student time to understand, collect, and submit any follow up document items to complete their application. The full federal aid application process is available here.

Email: TAbenefits@regent.edu
Phone: 757.352.4757
Fax: 757.352.4042

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

Military Tuition Assistance

Army Students:

As GoArmyEd completes its migration to ArmyIgnitEd, we have provided steps below to assist in enrolling in courses under the Exception to Policy for Summer 2021:

Enrolling in Courses at Regent University:

  1. Contact Academic Advising
    An Academic Advisor will review your academic standing and assist you in registering for courses.
  2. Connect with the Military Benefits Team.
    Notify the Military Benefits via email that you have enrolled in courses for Summer 2021 under the Army’s ETP and provide the following information:

Military Benefits Team’s Responsibility

The Military Benefits Team will place a Payment Extension on your Student Account to avoid late fees and prevent you from being dropped from courses while we await payment from the Army.

Please note, under the ETP, you must be eligible for Tuition Assistance (e.g, not flagged within the Army Education system, have remaining funds for the fiscal year).

After the add/drop period, the Military Benefits Team will send a list to Army HQ ACCESS with the information provided to request Tuition Assistance funding under the ETP.

Student’s Responsibility

Once ArmyIgnitEd goes live, please follow guidance below from Army University:

  1. Check your ArmyIgnitED TA education record to ensure that you have an approved Education Path (formerly known as a home school and degree plan).
    An Ed Path will be provided to you by Regent University Academic Advising.
  2. If an approved Education Path does not exist, you must submit an Education Path within 5 business days, and have it approved by an Army Education Counselor and Regent University within ArmyIgnitED before you can receive ETP TA.  Soldiers can find a how-to-guide for submitting an Education Path in the ArmyIgnitED Soldier Help Center.
  3. Students whose institution submitted a list of enrollments eligible for an ETP to HQ ACCESS do not have to submit an ETP request via an ArmyIgnitED Service helpdesk case; however, those who want to verify whether their institution submitted their enrollments should submit a case requesting this information.  You can submit an ETP request via an ArmyIgnitED ServiceNow helpdesk case using the “Other” case category. Students should include the institution’s name, class catalog acronym/number, class name, and class start/end dates for all classes in the case.
  4. The ETP request helpdesk case will be escalated to a Soldier’s assigned Army Education Center/Office.  Once received, the Army Education Center/Office will verify that all required information is present in the helpdesk case and then escalate the case to HQ ACCESS for submission of the TA Request (TAR).
  5. After receiving the helpdesk case, HQ ACCESS will verify that your institution has electronically uploaded your enrollment file to ArmyIgnitED. This enrollment file must be uploaded before a TAR can be submitted.  HQ ACCESS will contact the Education Institution if the electronic enrollment file has not been uploaded.
  6. After HQ ACCESS submits the TAR, the TAR will route to your assigned Army Education Center/Office for approval.  You will receive an email notification when the TAR has been approved.
  7. Students with questions about this updated ETP TA guidance should contact their Army Education Center/Office directly or submit an ArmyIgnitED helpdesk case AFTER the TA program comes back online.

For the most up to date information on ArmyIgnitEd please visit their Facebook page or click here.

Virginia Army National Guard soldiers may be eligible to receive both Federal and State TA.

  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 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 Military Benefits Office posts a credit on your Student Account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Office will post a projected credit (TA 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 Military Benefits 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 receives the funds for your tuition from the VaARNG, this payment will replace the credit from the TA Payment Plan.
  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 Military Benefits Office.

Email: TAbenefits@regent.edu
Fax: (757) 352-4042

  1. The Military Benefits Office posts a credit on your Student Account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Office will post a projected credit (TA Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.
  2. We submit an invoice to the DoD.
    • After the add/drop period, the Military Benefits Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your TA form.
  3. DoD processes invoice and releases funds.
    • The DoD will process our invoice and will release funds for your tuition to Regent.
    • Once Regent receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the TA Payment Plan.

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 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.”

  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.
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  2. Submit your TA form to the Military Benefits Office

Email: TAbenefits@regent.edu
Fax: (757) 352-4042

  1. The Military Benefits Office posts a credit on your Student Account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Office will post a projected credit (TA Payment Plan) on your student account to match the amount to be covered by TA.
  2. We submit an invoice to the DoD.
    • After the add/drop period, the Military Benefits Office will send an invoice to the DoD for the amount authorized on your TA form.
  3. 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 TA Payment Plan.

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 Vabenefits@regent.edu to verify if these types of aid can be combined.
  3. Send MyCAA authorization for your specific courses to the Military Benefits Office.
  4. The Military Benefits Office posts a credit on your Student Account.
    • Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Office will post a projected credit (TA 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 Military Benefits 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 receives the funds for your tuition from the DoD, this payment will replace the credit from the TA Payment Plan.

There are significant differences between Tuition Assistance, Tuition Assistance TOP-UP, and how Tuition Assistance interacts with VA Benefits. Please contact vabenefits@regent.edu for assistance with using either your Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 VA Benefits in conjunction with your Tuition Assistance.

  • Tuition Assistance benefits are a way for the military services to provide education benefits to Service members on Active Duty. Tuition Assistance benefits are administered by each branch of service (each branch determines their own award amounts, eligibility, restrictions, and application process) and are typically earned based on
  • Tuition Assistance TOP-UP was authorized by Public Law 106-398 and allowed VA Education benefits, to cover the out of pocket costs for courses partially paid by Tuition Assistance. Tuition Assistance TOP-UP can only be paid to claimants receiving the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD / Chapter 30) benefit. When you use Tuition Assistance and Tuition Assistance TOP-UP to pay for courses, the VA can pay up to 100% of your out of pocket tuition and fees costs, up to the Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Veteran monthly rate at the applicable training time. Entitlement charges for Tuition Assistance TOP-UP is prorated based on the cost of the course(s). Entitlement is charged based on the following formula:
    • Amount of Tuition Assistance TOP-UP payment / the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty full-time Veteran monthly rate = Months of entitlement charged (with fractional months being converted to days).
  • Both Tuition Assistance and the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit can be utilized for applicable courses for approved programs of This is not Tuition Assistance TOP-UP. You can use your Chapter 33 VA Benefits to pay the remaining balance between the amount of funding from Tuition Assistance and 100% of the tuition charged by the university. These payments will follow normal Post 9/11 GI Bill® rules and entitlement, charging your months of benefits based upon your enrollment status.
  • Tuition Assistance cannot be utilized with any VA benefits other than the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty and the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Students will have to decide whether they want to utilize VA benefits or Tuition Assistance for those courses.

FAQ

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

You can request this from the Military Benefits Office by calling (757) 352-5452 or emailing TAbenefits@regent.edu.

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.