Military Tuition Assistance Deadlines

Servicemembers, keep in mind the following policies for gaining command approval of tuition assistance (TA) requests:

Branch of ServiceTA Policy - Request TA byGetting Started: Service Portals
NavyTwo weeks before classes beginNavy College Program
Air ForceOne week before classes beginAF Portal
Army*One day before classes beginGoArmyEd
Marine Corps*One day before classes beginMarines

* Five days before the class start date is highly recommended.

Contact your local UMGC office to learn more; these are located in education centers on base.

TA Deadlines by Branch

Air Force

Fall
Session Session Start Date Air Force Open Air Force Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 19 Aug 2020 05 Jul 2020 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (Online) 19 Aug 2020 05 Jul 2020 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 31 Aug 2020 17 Jul 2020 24 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 09 Aug 2020 16 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 09 Aug 2020 16 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 07 Oct 2020 23 Aug 2020 30 Sep 2020 06 Oct 2020
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 21 Oct 2020 06 Sep 2020 14 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 21 Oct 2020 06 Sep 2020 14 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Winter
Session Session Start Date Air Force Open Air Force Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Intersession (On-site/Virtual) 16 Dec 2020 01 Nov 2020 09 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 29 Nov 2020 06 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Spring
Session Session Start Date Air Force Open Air Force Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 29 Nov 2020 06 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (On-site and Online) 13 Jan 2021 29 Nov 2020 06 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 25 Jan 2021 11 Dec 2020 18 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 17 Feb 2021 03 Jan 2021 10 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Online Session 2 (Online) 17 Feb 2021 03 Jan 2021 10 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 17 Mar 2021 31 Jan 2021 10 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2021
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 22 Mar 2021 05 Feb 2021 15 Mar 2021 21 Mar 2021

Army/Marines

Fall
Session Session Start Date Army/Marines TA Open Army/Marines TA Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 19 Aug 2020 20 Jun 2020 18 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (Online) 19 Aug 2020 20 Jun 2020 18 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 31 Aug 2020 02 Jul 2020 30 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 25 Jul 2020 22 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 25 Jul 2020 22 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 07 Oct 2020 08 Aug 2020 06 Oct 2020 06 Oct 2020
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 21 Oct 2020 22 Aug 2020 20 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 21 Oct 2020 22 Aug 2020 20 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Winter
Session Session Start Date Army/Marines TA Open Army/Marines TA Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Intersession (On-site/Virtual) 16 Dec 2020 17 Oct 2020 15 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 14 Nov 2020 12 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Spring
Session Session Start Date Army/Marines TA Open Army/Marines TA Close Registration Deadline
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (On-site and Online) 13 Jan 2021 14 Nov 2020 12 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 14 Nov 2020 12 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 25 Jan 2021 26 Nov 2020 24 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 17 Feb 2021 19 Dec 2020 16 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Online Session 2 (Online) 17 Feb 2021 19 Dec 2020 16 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 17 Mar 2021 16 Jan 2021 16 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2021
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 22 Mar 2021 21 Jan 2021 21 Mar 2021 21 Mar 2021

Coast Guard

Fall
Session Session Start Date Coast Guard Open Coast Guard Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 19 Aug 2020 21 May 2020 03 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (Online) 19 Aug 2020 21 May 2020 03 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 31 Aug 2020 02 Jun 2020 15 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 25 Jun 2020 07 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (Online) 23 Sep 2020 25 Jun 2020 07 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 07 Oct 2020 09 Jul 2020 21 Sep 2020 06 Oct 2020
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 21 Oct 2020 23 Jul 2020 05 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 21 Oct 2020 23 Jul 2020 05 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Winter
Session Session Start Date Coast Guard Open Coast Guard Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Intersession (On-site/Virtual) 16 Dec 2020 17 Sep 2020 30 Nov 2020 15 Dec 2020
Graduate MBA & Cybersecurity Tech (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 15 Oct 2020 28 Dec 2020 12 Jan 2021
Spring
Session Session Start Date Coast Guard Open Coast Guard Close Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Session 1 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 13 Jan 2021 15 Oct 2020 28 Dec 2020 12 Jan 2021
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 1 (On-site and Online) 13 Jan 2021 15 Oct 2020 28 Dec 2020 12 Jan 2021
Social Work Session 1 (On-site and Online) 25 Jan 2021 27 Oct 2020 09 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021
Graduate MSIT & MSM Session 2 (On-site/Virtual and Online) 17 Feb 2021 19 Nov 2020 01 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Online Session 2 (Online) 17 Feb 2021 19 Nov 2020 01 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021
Undergraduate Session 2 (On-site/Virtual) Session 3 (Online) 17 Mar 2021 17 Dec 2020 01 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2021
Social Work Session 2 (On-site and Online) 22 Mar 2021 22 Dec 2020 06 Mar 2021 21 Mar 2021

Military One Source

In addition to the branch of service portals, Military One Source is a useful tool to find out about eligibility, coverage amounts, VA benefits, TA benefits and restrictions, application processes, Top-up Program, and supplemental funding opportunities.