Veteran and Military Success Center Student Success Programs

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a military benefit for individuals who are still currently serving. Each branch of the service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. Please reach out to your branch specific Education Service Officer or Career Counselor at your unit/base/etc. to determine your eligibility and what steps you need to take if you wish to seek our this benefit. Additionally, once you have determined your eligibility, reached our to your Education Service Officer, please feel free to reach out to Kimberly Heslin (, Military Clerk at Purdue University who serves as the point of contact for Tuition Assistance.

Where to start:

  1. Seek approval from Branch/Unit/Base Education Service Office (ESO) or counselor within Military Services prior to enrolling to determine eligibility and information about branch-specific process to seek Tuition Assistance.
  2. Complete appropriate application per military branch/education office instructions.
    • For Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard applications, visit the ArmyIgnitED
    • For Air National Guard applications, visit the AI Portal.
    • For Navy and Marines, visit the Navy College Program.
    • For all others, please communicate with the education office within your branch of service.
  3. When your TA is approved, please communicate with Purdue's  Office of the Bursar to complete the process. 
  4. If you are eligible for Tuition Assistance Top Up, please contact the Veterans Success Center.

Veterans Success Center, PMU 284/286, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7638,

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