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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit that may pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses to eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces (active duty/reserve/guard). Each branch of service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. The tuition fees are usually paid directly to the institution by the individual branch of service. Please contact your command/Education Liaison Representative for more information regarding the appropriate paperwork. Once the paperwork is complete, please email for details regarding reimbursement procedures.

Review the Military TA Per Unit Rate Chart

*You can find the chart at the bottom of the webpage in the above link.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prospective students need to contact his/her unit’s Education Service Officer and/or military counselor prior to enrolling into courses at Sac State.
  2. Students that are registered/enrolled should have already uploaded their degree plan on their respective military portal – if this step is not done, please do so.
  3. Students will upload the specific semester’s schedule on their respective military portal.
  4. The respective military branch will approve/deny the student’s Tuition Assistance request.
  5. Once approved, the student submits the request to Erin Smith in Bursar’s Office (Lassen Hall 1003)
  6. The Bursar’s Office will review the courses listed and then adjust the student’s account accordingly.

If you have questions about Tuition Assistance, please email Erin Smith at


If you are planning to use the Montgomery GI Bill (CH 30) “Top Up”, please complete the online application.

Online Application