Active Duty and Retired Military Education Programs

Whether your intention is to translate your military training and experience into a civilian job, or explore an entirely new career path, William Howard Taft University offers a number of program options delivered in a way that allows you to advance your career goals even while in active military service. Taft University participates in VA and TA education programs designed specifically for active duty, reserve, veterans or spouse and family. In most cases your military benefits will cover 100% of your tuition, fees and books. You could earn your degree with no out of pocket expenses. Active duty military (Marines, Navy, Air Force, National Guard or Army Reserve) can use Military Tuition Assistance to pay for university education. Veterans have access to over $40,000 in education benefits, but they won’t be available forever. If a degree at Taft University is a good fit for you, don’t wait until it is too late, get started today!

Veterans Benefits & Transition Act of 2018

In compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, The Taft University System adheres to the following policy:

NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

The Taft University System permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

The Taft University System will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

Some of the benefits of earning your degree at Taft University include:

Courses offered on a 24/7 basis Students have the opportunity to perform coursework from almost anywhere in the world without having to set foot on a campus. There are no set class times. Students work at their own pace subject to limitations of the degree program.

Affordable tuition and reduced fees In most cases your entire costs may be covered through various military benefit programs. Active and retired military pay no application fees, no library fees, no Semester registration fees, and no graduation fees.

An Excellent fit for special needs Taft University online programs can be delivered “anytime, anywhere”. They are an excellent fit for students with restricted mobility, disability, geographic limitations, and family responsibilities.

Accommodating for special circumstances Students involuntarily activated for military service can continue their studies even while on deployment, or may take a “leave of absence” without penalty.

Generous Transfer Credit Taft University programs allow for the maximum allowable amount of credit transfer and credit for military training. There is no charge to active or retired military for transcript evaluation. Taft University will also consider credits earned from various approved exams (CLEP, DSST, PEP, etc.) depending on the degree program.

Practitioner Faculty In most cases, faculty members are also practitioners in the subject areas they teach, bringing relevant and up-to-date knowledge and day-to-day experience to the online learning process.

Veterans can discuss eligibility directly with a VA education representative, using a toll free number 888-442-4551. They will answer your questions and provide instructions on the application process.

You can visit the VA web address to either print off application forms or apply online at

You can also review information on the GI Bill® website:

Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Taft University qualifies for the Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program and is listed in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Catalog of Nationally & Regionally Accredited Distance Learning Programs. Contact your base education office or Education Services Officer (ESO) first for advice on program eligibility.

Application Fee
Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee
Portfolio Credit Evaluation Fee
Registration Fee (Per Semester)
Graduation Check/Diploma Fee
Computer Library Fee (Per Semester)
Transcript Fee (Two Provided at No Cost)
Late Payment Fee (Declined Credit Card/ACH) (Per Item)
Dissertation/ADP Defense Fee (For Doctorate Programs)
Dissertation/ADP Fee (For Doctorate Programs)

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