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Tuition Assistance

For information specific to your branch and situation, it is recommended that you speak to your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your Military Service prior to enrolling at CSUSB and using this benefit. There is a financial cap per fiscal year that varies between services. Budget constraints may also drive policy concerning how much a particular branch of service is able to pay for its members.

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Additionally, active duty members may elect to use the MGIB® "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high cost courses.

TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.

For information specific to your branch and situation, it is recommended that you speak to your unit for this benefit. For information regarding CSUSB and tuition assistance, please contact Dustyn Baxter at (909) 537-5160 or email

"GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)."

How to apply? Click on your branch. 

Army Link
Air Force Link

Marines Link
Coast Guard Link

Navy Link

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Return of Funds Policy


The SCO is the point of contact for TA, Title IV, and/or VA education benefits for military affiliated students. Questions about instruction, timelines, and training can be directed to the SCO: Jaime Espinoza.

CSUSB does not actively recruit servicemembers. When available to do so, our Admissions and Student Recruitment or Veterans Success Center may attend education fairs at southern California military bases to provide information to servicemembers interested in our institution. We do not collect personal information from those we speak to, nor do we provide any incentives for application to or enrollment at our institution. Additionally, CSUSB is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and follows its Statement of Principles of Good Practice. (NACAC Principles pdf)