Coast Guard Tuition Assistance
Eligibility & Apply
Eligibility requirements depend on service status. If you are legible, AllMilitary.com can help you find schools where you can use Tuition Assistance.
Enlisted Servicemembers: Active Duty and Selected Reserve
Courses must be completed before discharge or retirement.
Officers: Active Duty, Health Services and Selected Reserve
Must serve one year after courses are finished.
Must maintain satisfactory participation in drill attendance.
Must have served in the Coast Guard for 12 months and have at least 90 days left to serve.
Must agree to stay employed with the Coast Guard for one month for each completed credit hour.
Follow these three steps to apply for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance:
Complete an Application for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (CG Form 4147) and submit the form to the USCG Institute.
If the USCG Institute approves your application, it issues you a Tuition Assistance Authorization Form (CGI-1560).
Take this authorization form with you when you register for classes.