Benefits, Scholarships and other Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is offered to qualified members of the armed forces. Each branch of the armed forces manages tuition assistance independently through separate programs offered online and through military education centers.

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) is available to service members of all branches of the Armed Forces.

Speak with your Education Services Officer (ESO) or center within your specific branch prior to enrolling.

Tuition Assistance provides:

  • $250 per credit hour; fiscal year cap of $4,500
  • Maximum 16-18* credit hours per fiscal year (1 Oct – 30 Sep)
  • Officers and Warrant Officers who use this program incur an additional duty service obligation of 2 years (active) or 4 years (Reserve Component) after last TA course

Tuition Assistance Request requirements:

  • 60 days (about 2 months) to 7 days before course start date
  • Only for courses listed on the Evaluated Degree Plan
    • Requesting TA does not enroll you into your K-State courses automatically.
    • You must also work with your academic advisor to enroll in your courses
  • Accuracy is very important. Incorrect course information and dates can invalidate your tuition assistance request

Evaluated Degree Plan

  • Undergraduate students: Use your DARS report from KSIS
  • Graduate students: Use your Program of Study

Once TA is approved, send TA authorization form to


  • Recoupment: Students will be responsible to repay any TA funds for:

    Undergraduate: D grade or lower and W for withdraws after 100% refund date

    Graduate: C grade or lower and W for withdraws after 100% refund date

    Withdraw: TA funds paid to your account after the 100% refund date

Federal Tuition Assistance + additional funding

  • If you are stationed in Kansas apply for the K-State Military Residency Tuition Waiver to waive out-of-state tuition rates. Not required for fully online students.
  • Federal Tuition Assistance does not cover the total cost of attendance
  • TA can be combined with other forms of financial aid and the GI Bill.
  • TA normally pays after the K-State tuition deadline. To help prevent late fees, K-State applies a "third-party sponsorship" onto your account
  • Contact your assigned K-State student financial aid advisor for assistance.

Direct Support

Federal Tuition Assistance

State Tuition Assistance


Military Advanced Education Programs

Additional resources for military and veterans are available through the Kansas Board of Regents.

For questions regarding Military Tuition Assistance, please contact


Dominic BarnesDominic Barnes
Military Student Services Coordinator

Service Locations

  1. Fort Riley: also accepts walk-in appointments at his office in Wainwright Hall, Building 211, Room 211B
  2. Fort Leavenworth: Please connect with Dominic Barnes via email: or phone 785.532.0061
  3. Office of the Registrar – 118 Anderson Hall

Federal Benefits

To learn more about your eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill and other benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visit the K-State Office of Veteran Affairs.


We highly encourage you to review the many scholarships, grants and other aid available to you at K-State. Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services has compiled a list of several military-affiliated and veteran scholarships as well.