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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% 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 are responsible for any fees associated with each term.

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 that they are willing to do so.

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

Students will be recouped by their branch of service for grades that are not deemed successful by the DOD. 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% tuition refund upon receipt of an academic petition from the Service member documenting proof of the service obligation.

Anyone wishing to utilize TA should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their branch of service prior to applying or enrolling.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Tuition Assistance Authorization Forms must be submitted to the Military Benefits Team 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. All authorization forms should be sent to faforms@regent.edu.

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.

Military Tuition Assistance

ArmyIgnitED

As GoArmyEd completes its migration to ArmyIgnitED, we have provided steps below to assist in applying for Tuition Assistance.

1.  Submit Your Education Path

Student’s wishing to utilize Tuition Assistance through the Army must submit an Education Path to ArmyIgnitED.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create and upload your Education Path please visit the ArmyIgnitED Facebook page or visit their Interactive Training Guide for Students.

2. Enroll in Courses at Regent University

Contact Academic Advising.

An Academic Advisor will review your academic standing and assist you in registering for courses.

3. Military Benefits Team’s Responsibility

Once your Education Path is uploaded and approved by the Army, Regent University will review your Education Path to confirm the correct program has been reported. Once this has been approved, the Military Benefits Team will create and upload your Student Degree Plan which outlines all courses required to successfully complete your program.

The Military Benefits Team will upload an Enrollment File to ArmyIgnitED for the courses you have registered for. Your courses may be available on your ArmyIgnitED profile to request Tuition Assistance. If the courses are not visible, the Army will manually pull requests under the Exception to Policy. 

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.

After the add/drop period, Regent University will invoice within ArmyIgnitED.

For the most up-to-date information on ArmyIgnitED please visit their Facebook page.

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

1. Applying for Federal TA

Soldiers looking to use Federal TA, must apply through ArmyIgnitED.  Please follow the instructions above to use ArmyIgnitED.

2. Applying for State TA

Soldiers looking to use State TA, must apply online.

If approved, the 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.

3. 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 Virginia Army National Guard.

After the add/drop period, Regent University will invoice the Virginia Army National Guard.

1. Apply for Tuition Assistance

If you are Air National Guard or on Active Duty, please visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center web portal to request TA.

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 Tuition Assistance Authorization

Once your Tuition Assistance has been approved, please print the paper authorization from the portal and submit a copy to faforms@regent.edu.

3. 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 Air Force.

After the add/drop period, Regent University will invoice the Air Force.

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. Tuition Assistance must be requested before the start date of the term to receive reimbursement.

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

Apply for Reimbursement TA by logging into the Air Force Portal and reading detailed instructions on the Tuition Assistance Application process.

“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 Tuition Assistance

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 Tuition Assistance Authorization

Once your Tuition Assistance has been approved, please print the paper authorization and submit a copy to faforms@regent.edu.

3. 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 DOD. 

After the add/drop period, Regent University will invoice the DOD.

Spouses of Active Duty activated National Guard, or activated 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 please visit the MyCAA website.

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

1. Apply for the MyCAA Program

Military spouses (as defined in 1 U.S.C. 7) may call a Military OneSource Career/Education Consultant for assistance at 800.342.9647.

After the application is submitted, the military spouse will be notified of their eligibility status through the MyCAA messaging system.

2. Request MyCAA Funding 

Request funding from MyCAA for the course(s) you plan to take. 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.

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 student’s 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.

Once you receive your authorization form for your specific courses, please send a copy to faforms@regent.edu.

3. Military Benefits Team’s Responsibility

Before the payment deadline at the start of the semester, the Military Benefits Team will post a projected payment on your student account to match the amount to be covered by MyCAA. After the add/drop period, Regent University will invoice MyCAA.

There are significant differences between Tuition Assistance, Tuition Assistance TOP-UP, and how TA interacts with VA Benefits

Tuition Assistance Top-Upwas 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.

Please contact the Military Benefits Team for assistance with using either your Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 benefits in conjunction with your Tuition Assistance.

For more information on Top-Up eligibility and coverage, please click here.

Please note: Tuition Assistance cannot be utilized with any other VA benefit other than Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty and the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

FAQ

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

You can request this from the Military Benefits Team by calling 757.352.4757 or emailing vabenefits@regent.edu.

“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.