Tuition Assistance


Northeastern University is dedicated to making your education more affordable

We are proud to offer a dollar-for-dollar match of your branch of service’s financial contribution toward your education (up to the cost of attendance). You can learn more about the program below or talk with an enrollment counselor.

What is Tuition Assistance?

Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) is an education benefit provided by the Department of Defense that can help reduce the out-of-pocket cost of attendance for servicemembers. Each branch has its own eligibility criteria and payment rates; follow the links below for more information specific to your branch:


What is Tuition Assistance Matching?

Once you receive Federal Tuition Assistance, Northeastern matches what your branch of service pays towards your education, up to the cost of attendance, in order to bridge the gap between your military education benefits and the actual cost of education. Students in CPS Bachelors Completion Programs are not eligible for TA Match as they receive a reduce tuition rate of $250 per credit.

How to use Tuition Assistance and TA Match at Northeastern:

  • Begin the application process for your degree program of choice at Northeastern University.
  • Follow the links above and contact your base Education Service Officer (ESO) prior to enrolling in courses at Northeastern. Your ESO can guide you through the TA application process, verify that you are eligible, and help you obtain required documentation.
  • Register for courses.
  • Once you have received approval from your ESO and are enrolled in courses, send a copy of your TA approval form to the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers at [email protected]. TA Match is only applied if a copy of your approval form is received.


Unearned TA Return Policy

Northeastern University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. The funds are returned to the military service branch when the student stops attending courses. Tuition credits are granted based on the date of the official withdrawal processed by the registrar’s office. Nonattendance does not constitute official withdrawal. Credit policies vary according to the duration of the course. The first week of class is the week containing the “classes begin” date listed in the academic calendar. Timeframes, refund percentages, and more information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Any student that is required to stop attending classes due to military service obligations will work with the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers to identify solutions that will not result in a debt for the returned portion.

Request more information


To learn more about using Tuition Assistance at Northeastern or help with your application, please complete the form.

If you still have questions, please reach out to the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans an Servicemembers at [email protected] and/or 617.373.2392.