Federal Military Tuition Assistance

Mandated by the Department of Defense, this uniform Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) fiscal policy serves military branches including the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy.

  • The FTA program pays for tuition only.
  • The FTA pays up to $250 a semester and up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year (the fiscal year ceiling is $4,500).
  • FTA payments are limited, per student, to a lifetime total of 130 undergraduate semester hours and 39 graduate semester hours.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard 

Navy College Program →

Army 

GoArmyEd →

Air Force

AF Portal →

 

UTC Refund Process for Federal Military Tuition Assistance

UTC has a refunding process in place that refunds students based on the date a student drops or withdraws from classes.  The refund process identifies all students who have a credit based on classes remaining and charges for dropped courses. 

The Bursar’s Office works closely with the Veteran Student Services Office to ensure funds are returned to appropriate sources including TA if applicable. The Department of Defense is billed after the last day to withdraw from the semester, which is after 60% of the term. Refunds are generated based on the refunding schedule below:

 

Bold type identifies the 60% completion point, shown below.

70-days Fall Full Term - Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7    100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed)
  • Day 43 0% return Department of Defense billed 43rd day of semester after last day to officially w/d

69-days Spring Full Term - Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7    100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed)
  • Day 43 0% return Department of Defense billed 43rd day of semester after last day to officially w/d

35 days Fall and Spring Part of Term I & Part of Term II - Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-4   100% return
  • Day 5-8     80% return
  • Day 9-12   60% return
  • Day 13-16 40% return
  • Day 17-20 0% return
  • Day 21-24 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 22nd day after last day to officially w/d

60 days Summer Full Term - Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7   100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 37th day after last day to officially w/d

30 days Summer Part of Term I & Part of Term II - Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-4   100% return
  • Day 5-8     80% return
  • Day 9-12   60% return
  • Day 13-16 40% return
  • Day 17- 20 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 18th day after last day to officially w/d