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 their own eligibility criteria and payment rates, follow the links below for more information specific to your branch:

Northeastern University is dedicated to making your education more affordable. We are proud to offer a dollar for dollar match of what your branch of service pays towards your education up to the cost of attendance.

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. Non-attendance 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. 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.


To learn more about using Tuition Assistance at Northeastern, please reach out to [email protected] and/or 617.373.2392.