The Coast Guard will fund tuition cost not to exceed $250.00 per semester hour, or $166.67 per quarter hours or $16.67 per clock hour.

Quick Facts:
  • Schools must have a current DOD MOU in order to utilize TA.  
  • Mandatory (acceptable) degree plans are required after the completion of the 2nd course or 6 semester hours using TA or upon start of a certificate program.
  • Fees or expenses not listed as tuition is not authorized.
  • The student is financially responsible for any tuition costs incurred without an approved TA voucher in hand. 
  • Failure to pass a course with a "C" or higher for undergraduate courses, a "B" or higher for graduate courses will require reimbursement of TA.




  Grades are due 30 days after course completion.
  If your grades are overdue, you can submit a grade report to Issue Tracker in
 My CG Ed


Tuition Assistance (TA)       

The Coast Guard tuition assistance program is designed to assist Coast Guard personnel in broadening academic or technical backgrounds by providing funding for off-duty independent education. Specific policy and guidelines are outlined in FY24 COAST GUARD TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) POLICY


General Tuition Assistance Procedures

You can submit TA applications up to 90 days from the class start date. NLT 07 days prior to the course start date.


Who is Eligible for TA?

  • Active-Duty members
  • SELRES members
  • CG Civilians (Permanent GS/WG Employees)

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 Want to earn an academic certificate for popular fields such as an EMT, welder, electrician, or mechanic? Use the TA Decide Tool and search for schools that offer academic certificates. 

How do I apply for TA and find my ESO?

Apply for TA at MyCG Ed

Fun Fact: You do not need to be on a CG workstation to log into MyCG Ed, you just need a CAC reader.

Find your ESO at the Registrar Services SharePoint page.