Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) is a federally funded program that pays schools directly for the cost of tuition for Soldiers. FTA pays 100% of your tuition cost up to $250 per credit hour and up to $4,500 per fiscal year (1 October - 30 September). Fees are authorized for payment as long as they are directly related to the course(s). Soldiers must provide details of fees on the uploaded statement of tuition cost (see application process below). FTA cannot be used for books.
FTA can be used towards one degree or certificate completion at WITCC. Soldiers are limited to 16 credit hours per fiscal year and 130 total credit hours towards an undergraduate degree.
For more information about FTA, contact your unit or service branch education office.
If you are an actively drilling member of the Army National Guard or US Army Reserves and completed your initial entry training (IET - Basic Training and AIT) you may be eligible to apply for Federal Tuition Assistance.
Applying for Benefits
The deadline to apply for FTA is established by your service branch. You must apply for FTA each semester because the application is specific to the courses for which you are registered.
FTA is applied to your WITCC account after you provide the approved authorization(s) to the Veterans Services Office. Student Accounts will credit your WITCC account for the authorized amount. WITCC invoices your service branch on a monthly basis and physically receives the money for your tuition and fees.