Military Tuition Assistance

Use your military tuition assistance to pay for your TCC education

Tuition Assistance (TA) is the term used for financial aid given by military branches to active duty and reserve service members for college courses. Each branch of the military has its own tuition assistance policy. Service members should contact their Education Services Officer (ESO) for detailed information.

How to Request Tuition Assistance


Navy, Marines and Coast Guard

1. Visit the branch education portal to get started. Follow the Tuition Assistance Steps listed on the Navy College Program page

2. Complete the two required online training courses (once per naval career):

  • Higher Education Preparation Course (HEUP)
  • TA Policy and Procedures Training


TA must be approved by your command 14 days prior to the first day of class.

Questions?
Contact Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) at 1-877-838-1659.
 

Air Force

Visit the branch education portal to get started.
 

Army (Active and Reserve)

Visit the branch education portal to get started. You must apply for TA at least 14 days prior to the first day of class.
 

National Guard

Visit the branch education portal to get started.

If you are eligible for State or Federal TA:

  • Federal TA can’t be used with Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)
  • State and Federal TA can’t be used at the same time
  • State TA can be used with CH 1606


State TA application deadline dates

Spring Semester (Jan 1 – May 15)                 November 1
Summer Semester (May 16 – Aug 15)           April 1
Fall Semester (Aug 16 – Dec 31)                   July 1

Using State TA? You must go to a Campus Business Office to claim your TA. Depending on funding, only tuition may be covered.

Using your GI Bill® with TA

If you plan to use your GI Bill® with TA, please fill out the online Enrollment Certification Request (ECR) form each semester. Contact the CMVE if you have any questions.

Get started

View step-by-step instructions to apply to TCC and use your military branch tuition assistance. 

CMVE Offices

Call us at 757-822-7645 or 855-399-7480 (toll-free if outside the U.S.)

Office hours:
Virginia Beach: Mon - Tue: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chesapeake: Mon - Tue: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wed - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Norfolk: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Portsmouth: Mon - Thu: 8:30 - 5 p.m. Closed Friday

CMVE military base contact information

Virginia Beach (Main Office)

Building D (Kempsville)
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-7710

Chesapeake

Pass Building
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-5014

Norfolk

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-1650

Portsmouth

Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-2136

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