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Federal tuition assistance

The Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) program provides financial assistance to students currently serving in the National Guard, reserves, or on Active Duty. FTA can be used for voluntary education programs that support professional and personal self-development goals. FTA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. We suggest that you get approval from your Educational Service Officer before you enroll in classes.

Minnesota Deptartment of Veteran Affairs Benefits and Resources

For additional information, follow the links below for your service branch's website:

FTA enrollment requests must be submitted and approved prior to the course start date.

Students at the University of Minnesota can use the following documents when applying:

Degree Plan/Degree Audit Report

  • Undergraduates – upload a PDF of APAS report.
  • Graduate students – upload letter on letterhead from an advisor with the list of required courses for your degree.

Enrollment Verification/Class Schedule

  • Upload a PDF of your registration & fee summary. You can access this document in the My Finances tab of MyU.


  • Wait until charges are posted (approximately three weeks before the start of the semester).
  • Then, upload a PDF of your registration & fee summary. You can access this document in the My Finances tab of MyU.

Once approved, authorization forms should be submitted to Veterans Services in 42 Solon Campus Center or via email to umdvet@d.umn.edu. All other application and approval questions should be addressed to your unit or the GoArmyEd helpline at 651-282-4589.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Mon, Oct 4, 2021 Second billing statement for fall available (due date: 10/17/21)
Sun, Oct 17, 2021 Fall payment due in full (or second payment if enrolled in payment plan)
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 Third billing statement for fall available (due date: 11/17/21)