Tuition Assistance (TA) is a Department of Defense benefit paid to current service members of all branches of the Armed Forces to assist with the cost of tuition. Those who may be eligible are members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. Participation in this program is for our servicemen and women enrolled in CBU online degrees and course offerings. The current TA rate is $250 per unit.
Each military service branch and component has their own criteria for Tuition Assistance eligibility, military service obligation, application process and restrictions. It is recommended you speak with your chain of command and a CBU representative for further guidance to request your TA benefits.
For more information, review your military service website for details on your eligibility and the process for requesting tuition assistance.
Complete an online application to get the process started. Please be sure to complete the military information portion of the application.
Check out the information on the Admissions webpage to find guidance on the specific requirements for your program.
To help you get started, we have listed a few admissions requirements that you will not want to forget below:
Request an office evaluation of your military training for college credits
JST: Joint Services Transcript
CCAF: Community College of the Air Force
DLI: Defense Language Institute
DAU: Defense Acquisition University
CLEP & DSST Test Scores
Official College Transcripts: A sealed, unopened copy of all official transcripts must be submitted for an official acceptance decision to be made
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While waiting to complete the admissions process and enroll in your first courses, you may continue through Steps 3-4.
California Baptist University is a long-time supporter of the United States military. We would like to honor your service by giving you the best possible education and offering the highest caliber of support.
We are proud to offer the below benefits and services to our military students:
If you are planning to use Tuition Assistance, Veterans Affairs benefits, or any other type of military funding, you will need to take steps to ensure all documentation is submitted for those benefits. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact your Base Education Office or the Veterans Affairs Administration directly.
Once an acceptance decision has been made, you will be contacted by an Admissions counselor directly and provided a degree guide.
Military Tuition Assistance is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the U.S. Department of Defense policy, CBU will return any and awarded TA funds on a proportional bases through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, CBU will work with the service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the return portion.
A student’s official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. The last date of attendance (LDA) is provided by the course instructor when a student withdraws from the class. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.
|Before or during week 1||100% return|
|During week 2||75% return|
|During week 3-4||50% return|
|During week 5||40% return (60% of course completed)|
|During week 6-8||0% return|