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An education is a significant investment in your future. At UMass Global, we want every student to prosper and have the right financial support they need during this important time in their lives. 

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An education is a significant investment in your future. At UMass Global, we want every student to prosper and have the right financial support they need during this important time in their lives. Financial aid may be available for degree‐seeking students who qualify.
 
There are many different kinds of financial aid including need‐based and non‐need‐based grants, loans, and scholarships. To establish eligibility for financial aid, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form must be completed by the student for each year that financial aid is requested. UMass Global offers reduced tuition for active duty military, their spouses and family members.

 

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  • Tuition Assistance (TA) is handled differently with each branch of the service 

    • All active duty, which includes Reserve and National Guard, must contact their (Education Service Officer) ESO, or Education counselor, within their own branch of service prior to enrolling in any college or university  
    • Air Force students need to register for courses and apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center https://www.my.af.mil/faf/FAF/fafHome.jsp 
    • Army students need to register for courses with University of Massachusetts Global. Enrollment information will be sent to ArmyIgnitED https://www.armyignited.com/app/. Students will request TA in ArmyIgnitED https://www.armyignited.com/app/.
    • Students in the Navy, Coast Guard or Marine need to contact their Education Center to request a TA form 

     

    A signed TA form needs to be submitted to your campus One Stop staff for processing.

     

    Links for Military Branch Tuition Assistance (TA):

     

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    • Student uses both TA and their VA education benefits to pay for tuition and fees
    • This is common when tuition exceeds the maximum rate the TA covers ($250 a unit)
    • Students will use months of entitlement, but no housing will be rewarded
    • For more information on your VA benefits, call the GI-Bill® hotline at (888) 442-4551

     

    Additional information:

    • Know your annual TA cap
    • Ensure your registered courses are part of your education program
    • TA will not fund failed courses
    • Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill® 
    • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB)
    • Chapter 31 - Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
    • Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
    • Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
    • Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)

    To apply for Veteran benefits you can apply online with the vets.gov or ebenefits.va.gov.

    If you have any questions regarding the application process, you can contact the VA directly at (888) 442-4551.

  • Download this step by step guide to obtaining your COE

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    • Submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to your campus One Stop team. This is the document that you will receive from the VA detailing your education benefits.
      • If one has not come in the mail, please refer to Obtaining COE Information if Already Applied above.
    • Register for courses

    Instructions on how to request for certification of military benefits located here.

    Request for Certification located here.

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