Tuition Assistance (TA): Military and Employer Provided Tuition Assistance

If you receive tuition assistance benefits from your employer, follow the steps below to submit your tuition assistance information to UMUC.

1. Complete a Document of Authorization. This can be a purchase order, tuition assistance form, or contract on company letterhead. This document must contain the following information:

  • A specific description of fees, charges, and the amount to be assumed by the agency, such as tuition, technology fee, application fee, schedule-adjustment fee, or late registration fee. No credit will be granted for fees unless specified.
  • Your name and Student ID
  • The semester or term covered by the document
  • The billing address
  • The signature and telephone number of the authorizing official
  •  Federal Tax ID (recommended)

Note: A tuition assistance contract will not be accepted if it restricts payment, or is in any way conditional.

2. You can submit your Tuition Assistance form via UMUC's online assistance site (* this is the preferred method) 

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Continue button under Open Case/Submit Documents on the right side of the screen.
  3. On the Submit New Case screen, click the Case Type drop-down menu and select Billing/Payments.
  4. Click the Select Assistance Category drop-down menu and select Tuition Assistance.
  5. Complete the required fields.
  6. Attach your Tuition Assistance Authorization form and click Submit Case.

For additional information, please visit: Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance