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Military & Education Benefits Types

Decide which Department of Veterans Affairs Education benefit or Tuition Assistance type you intend to use.

Department of Veterans affairs benefits:

In alignment with our passion for military-affiliated students, Tiffin University is a signatory of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU).*

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a government benefit offered to current service members of all branches of the Armed Forces to assist with the cost of tuition. Our office is available to assist students with their use of TA funding and applying for that funding as well.

If you are an eligible service member utilizing TA, you must contact your designated education service officer (ESO) or military service branch counselor prior to enrollment, if you need assistance finding this information please reach out to our office as we are happy to help!

TA funds are a unique, distinct source of financial aid available to eligible Service members, and such institutions must identify TA as a first payer.

Mandated by the Department of Defense, this uniform Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) fiscal policy serves military branches including the Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy.

  • The FTA program pays for tuition only.
  • The FTA pays up to $250 a semester and up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year (the fiscal year ceiling is $4,500).
  • FTA payments are limited, per student, to a lifetime total of 130 undergraduate semester hours and 39 graduate semester hours.

 

How do I apply?

The soldier must first meet with their Education Services Officer and complete the Statement of Understanding, obtain all appropriate signatures, and then complete the appropriate admissions application with TU. Soldiers receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) are required to register for classes through self-service. Please visit or contact your local education center to speak with your Education Services Officer to ensure all steps in the portal have been completed. TU will assist in any step of the way to guide any eligible students.

Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard 

Navy College Program →

Army 

ArmyignitED →

Air Force

AF Portal →

 

Tiffin University Refund Process for Federal Military Tuition Assistance

TU has a refunding process in place that refunds students based on the date a student drops or withdraws from classes.  The refund process identifies all students who have a credit based on classes remaining and charges for dropped courses. 

The Bursar’s Office works closely with the Veteran Student Services Office to ensure funds are returned to appropriate sources including TA if applicable. The Department of Defense is billed after the last day to withdraw from the semester, which is after 60% of the term. Refunds are generated based on the refunding schedule below:

Bold type identifies the 60% completion point, shown below.

70-days Fall Full Term – Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7    100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed)
  • Day 43 0% return Department of Defense billed 43rd day of the semester after last day to officially w/d
  • 69-days Spring Full Term – Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7    100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed)
  • Day 43 0% return Department of Defense billed 43rd day of semester after last day to officially w/d
  • 35 days Fall and Spring Part of Term I & Part of Term II – Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-4   100% return
  • Day 5-8     80% return
  • Day 9-12   60% return
  • Day 13-16 40% return
  • Day 17-20 0% return
  • Day 21-24 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 22nd day after last day to officially w/d
  • 60 days Summer Full Term – Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-7   100% return
  • Day 8-14   80% return
  • Day 15-21 60% return
  • Day 22-28 40% return
  • Day 29-35 0% return
  • Day 36-42 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 37th day after last day to officially w/d
  • 30 days Summer Part of Term I & Part of Term II – Course Withdraw submitted

  • Prior to Day 1 100% return
  • Day 1-4   100% return
  • Day 5-8     80% return
  • Day 9-12   60% return
  • Day 13-16 40% return
  • Day 17- 20 0% return (60% of course is completed) Department of Defense billed 18th day after last day to officially w/d

* Per DoD MOU paragraph 3.j.(2), institutions are required to, “Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.”

* Per DoD MOU paragraph 3.j.(3) institutions are required to, “Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email,  or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.”


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Military Training Credit

Students may be awarded up to 30 hours of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit for Military Training and Experience. PLA credit may satisfy general education, major or minor requirements, or be granted as elective credit.

Request Military Training Transcript

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve, and Veterans

Order Joint Services Transcripts online at https://jst.doded.mil

Air Force

Order online at  https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/

Request Forms and Contact Information

Army and National Guard

Coast Guard

Marine Corps

  • JST Technology Operations Center
  • Email: jst@doded.mil 
  • Fax: Comm: 850-452-1909 DSN: 459-1909

Navy

  • Virtual Education Center (VEC)
  • E-Mail: vec@navy.mil
  • Fax: Comm: 757-492-5095 DSN: 492-5095 
  • Toll-Free: 1-877-838-1659

TU Process for Awarding Military/ACE PLA credit

Official score reports or transcripts must be sent from the testing agency or institution directly to the Registrars office at TU, 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, OH 44883.

Other types of PLA credit

PLA credit may include competency examinations, employer training programs, and other learning experiences.


Submit documents by email to tuveterans@tiffin.edu

Veteran or Service Member

  • Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, W.A.V.E., Right Now Web).
  • Member-4 DD-214

Dependent or Spouse

  • Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, Right Now Web)

Vocational Rehabilitation Education

  • Authorization and certification form 28-1905.