The Air Force offers its airmen programs to support their educational goals with up to 100 percent tuition assistance and fee coverage for college level courses or masters courses taken toward a degree by active duty personnel. The program offers support for up to $4,500 a year in tuition assistance and up to $500 in fees. The per semester credit support limit is $250.
In order to qualify you must make sure that your transcripts are up to date and that all of your peronal data is complete, including phone number, dates of service, date of birth, mailing address and email, your base and unit information, and your educational level. Tuition assistance is only available for courses leading to a higher level degree. You must also submit a degree plan.
Once your courses have been approved, the tuition assistance will be provided. You are permitted to drop or change courses as long as you notify the base education center and your school, but you will be liable for any part of the tuition assistance that is not returned by the college. If you receive a grade of incomplete, you are given as much time as the college allows to complete the course. If you fail to do so, you must refund the tuition assistance granted for that course.
You can make application by going to the Air Force's Virtual Education Center online. There you will create a user name and pass word and then you can access and fill out the tuition assistance request forms. They are simple and intuitive. First you need to supply the reason that you are making the request. They should justify the courses for which you are seeking the assistance. Next you must select the school to receive the assistance check. Enter the dates for the term during which the classes will be given. Write a detailed description of the courses from the listings on the site and information provided in the course catalogue from your college. List the fees associated with the courses and submit the application.