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As a military servicemember, veteran, spouse, or dependent child, you may be eligible for a wide range of payment options at University of Maryland University College, including education benefits, financial aid, scholarships, and more. 

Tuition Assistance for Military Personnel

UMUC keeps tuition rates affordable, so your Tuition Assistance benefits can go further.

We offer a special undergraduate military rate for active-duty military servicemembers and members of the National Guard and Reserves, so Tuition Assistance can cover up to 100 percent of tuition. Learn more about using TA to pay for your education.

When you transfer from using active-duty Tuition Assistance to veterans benefits, it can be difficult, but UMUC advisors are helpful. They walk you through it and make it simple.

Jerina Leach

Active-Duty Servicemember, Automated Logistic Specialist, Army

Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree

Military Spouses

UMUC also has a reduced tuition rate for military spouses. The Department of Defense offers an assistance program for selected military spouses called Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts, better known as MyCAA. Learn more about MyCAA.

Financial Options for Veterans, Spouses, and Dependent Children

You may be able to use your veterans educational benefits to help pay for your education at UMUC if you are not receiving Tuition Assistance or if your TA does not pay the full cost of your tuition. Additionally, UMUC offers a wide range of scholarships—many specifically for military veterans—and financial aid options. Learn more about veterans benefits for education.

Michael Penny Staff Military Veteran Student Recruitment

The Tuition Assistance Top-Up program is popular with graduate students because Tuition Assistance funds from the military do not generally cover the entire tuition amount for graduate courses. With the Top-Up program, military tuition funds will cover a portion of the course costs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs covers a portion as well.

Michael Penny

Admissions Advisor