DoD Tuition Assistance
The Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance to service members for voluntary, off-duty education programs in support of professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and are part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU).
Before students enroll at Eastern Florida State College, we encourage them to contact their Military Branch Education Counselor or Education Service Officer (ESO) for details on TA eligibility and the specific branch process for submitting the TA form.
In general, eligible active duty service members can receive TA at a capped rate of $250 per semester hour, with an annual ceiling of $4,500. The branches are authorized to establish service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. For service specific TA policies and procedures, please visit these websites:
- United States Air Force
- United States Army
- United States Coast Guard
- United States Marine Corps
- United States Navy
Additional TA Resources
- Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE is an information and comparison tool designed specifically to aid participants in the DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program. TA DECIDE provides you with information on educational costs and other resources to compare educational institutions. While this website was designed for the individual user, your service's education counselor can also be your partner in this process.
- Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.
- College Scoreboard is designed to compare colleges, including their fields of study, costs, admissions, results, and more.
- Tuition and Fees is EFSC's web page that provides information on the college's fees and other resources.
- Active duty service members can also explore eligibility for financial aid and scholarships through EFSC's Financial Aid Office.
After you have been admitted and complete the Student Orientation:
- Submit residency documentation only if you reside or are stationed outside of Florida. For questions, please contact Admissions.
- Meet with your assigned academic advisor to review your program of study and register for classes.
- Complete your military branch tuition assistance voucher through its respective portal.
- Submit your DoD Tuition Assistance Approval Authoirization form, you can upload that through the Student Document Dropbox, under "Third Party Billing" in the dropdown offices. See more about how to access the Dropbox through the myEFSC Student Portal.
Even though a third party is paying your tuition it remains your responsibility to make sure your account is paid by the published fee due date.