Military Grant-in-Aid and Tuition Assistance

Military Grant-in-Aid and Tuition Assistance are available to help active duty service members cover all or part of their educational expenses.

Military Grant-in-Aid for Undergraduate Students

Our Military Grant-in-Aid program makes it possible for active duty service members and their spouses to save on undergraduate tuition, bringing our tuition rate closer to the Department of Defense cap. Military Grant-in-Aid, offered only through Penn State World Campus, lowers the cost of undergraduate tuition to $353 per credit. When Combined with military Tuition Assistance, the remaining student investment is $103 per credit.

How to Use Military Grant-in-Aid

  1. Enroll in classes at Penn State World Campus. Your academic adviser can help you choose classes and learn how to enroll.
  2. Complete and submit the Military Grant-in-Aid form.

You must complete the Miltary Grant-in-Aid form each semester that you plan to take courses through Penn State World Campus. To qualify, the form must be submitted to Penn State World Campus within seven days of scheduling your courses.

Military Tuition Assistance

Penn State World Campus has agreed to the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, which allows service members to use military Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits when enrolled as a student.

When requesting approval for military TA, students should use OPE-ID #00332900, which is the identification number that Penn State World Campus shares with Penn State University Park campus.

How to Use Tuition Assistance

  1. Enroll in classes at Penn State World Campus. Your academic adviser can help you choose classes and learn how to enroll.
  2. Request Tuition Assistance through your service branch.
  3. Provide the required documentation for your branch to Penn State World Campus, using our payment document upload form.

If you are unable to use our payment document upload form, you may also send the required documentation to our office:

Military Educational Benefits Office
Penn State World Campus
121 Outreach Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 814-863-1385

Student Agreement/Degree Plan Requests

To request a student agreement/degree plan, please send a request from your Penn State email account and include your name, Penn State ID, and degree program.

Undergraduate students should send their request to their academic adviser. If you do not have an adviser, please use the Academic Advising Contact Form.

Graduate students should send their request to [email protected].