How to Apply: Active Duty Military

Tuition Assistance Program: Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit offered to service members to assist with the cost of tuition. Each branch of the armed services has specific tuition assistance programs. Students should contact their respective military branches for detailed information about programs that may apply to them. Speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) prior to enrolling in college, to ensure that you understand the rules.

In order to have all or a portion of their tuition and fees covered by the Military Tuition Assistance program, students must provide an authorized Tuition Assistance (TA) form to the Camp Business Office.  A student with both TA and Pell Grant will have TA benefits applied prior to Pell Grant funds.  If Pell Grant pays before TA funds are received, then the Pell will be refunded when TA funds are applied.

The Department of Defense has a dedicated website for TA with links at the bottom to all the service branches’ applications: Department of Defense TA Portal.

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.

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 contact the Campus Business Office at 757-825-2859 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 notify your campus VA Certifying Official each semester that you will be using both benefits.

Disclosure of Conditions and Additional Requirements Related to Obtaining Credentials

Certain programs of the college have conditions imposed by state, federal, and corporate entities and other requirements related to obtaining credentials.

Such conditions or requirements are detailed in the program description found in the Paul D. Camp Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.

These include licensure/certification requirements and fee information (e.g., nursing licensure exams), specific physical demands of the workplace (e.g., vaccinations), and potential licensure/certification and/or employment limitations for students with criminal backgrounds (e.g., in securing employment as a police officer or working with children).

Application materials for selective admissions program, i.e., those programs that require an admissions application in addition to the general admissions application for the college, also disclose special conditions, requirements, and costs.

Visit the TA Decide website