Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) - University of Houston
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Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA)

University of Houston will work with you to utilize your benefits to pursue your educational goals, as well as work with students who transition from TA to GI Bill® education benefits. The following branches of the military offer tuition assistance to active-duty members:

  • Air Force
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Air National Guard
  • Army
  • Army National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Reserve
  • Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Navy
  • Navy Reserve

How do I apply?

  • Apply for TA through your branch of service. Reach out to your Educational Services Officer (ESO) to begin the application process for Tuition Assistance.
  • Submit your TA voucher to Melissa Villarreal in the Student Business Service Office prior to the tuition due date for the term for which you are requesting benefits.

How are TA benefits processed at the University of Houston?

  • Apply for TA through your branch of service.
  • Submit your TA voucher to Melissa Villarreal in the Student Business Service Office prior to the tuition due date for the term for which you are requesting benefits.
  • Upon receipt of the TA voucher, your tuition account will be coded "third party payment plan," which will prevent your account from becoming delinquent for the approved amount. ß- Is this part of our Process?
  • In the event you make a change to your enrollment, you must contact your ESO to request revised TA.
  • After grades are posted, UH will bill your branch of service for the benefit amount.

Can I combine TA benefits with other aid or transition to the GI Bill?

If you are planning to use TA combined with any other education benefit, are transitioning from TA to GI Bill® education benefits, or wish to explore additional financial aid options, please contact (TBD)

If you have general questions about using Tuition Assistance benefits at the University of Houston, please contact Melissa Villarreal at 832-842-8890.