The United States Sports Academy welcomes opportunities to assist students with their pursuit of the financial aid for which they qualify. If you have questions about the financial aid process or if you would like to learn more about military financial aid available to you at the Academy, please contact our Financial Aid office.
The United States Sports Academy has been approved by the United States Department of Defense to offer its master’s degree courses to members of the Armed Forces, including members of the Army National Guard.
DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) has included the United States Sports Academy and its degree programs in its DANTES External Degree Catalog.
The Academy realizes how you pay for your education is an important decision. We strive to provide our students with the information they need to receive the maximum financial aid available to them.
Tuition Assistance is a military benefit that pays the cost of tuition and some fees.
Virtually all military service members are eligible; however, each service branch determines its criteria for eligibility.
Tuition Assistance covers up to 100% tuition and fees not to exceed:
- $250 per semester credit hour
- $4,500 per fiscal year
- The navy has a 12 credit-hour annual limit.
Tuition Assistance “Top-Up Program
The “Top-Up” Program is an additional benefit intended to supplement other tuition assistance programs.
To be eligible for the “Top-Up” benefit, a person must be approved for federal Tuition Assistance by a military department and for MGIB-active duty benefits.
The amount of the benefit is limited to the amount that a person would receive for the same course if regular MGIB benefits were being paid.
Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty & Veteran
MGIB provides up to 36 months (four regular school years) of education benefits to eligible veterans for: College, business technical, or vocational courses, Correspondence courses, Apprenticeships/job training and Flight training.
Active-duty members who have served at least two years on active duty. Veterans fitting one of four eligibility categories reflecting enlistment date and length of active duty.
This bill covers up to $1,101.00 per month for full-time institutional education. Benefits end 10 years from the date of your last discharge or upon your release from active duty.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
This is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay in order to participate. It can be used for a degree, certification, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training program, or vocational flight training programs, as well as for remedial, deficiency, and refresher training.
To be eligible, you must have: Entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985; Opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987; Contributed $25-$2,700; Completed 1st period of service; Received a discharge that was not dishonorable.
The government matches your contributions $2 to $1.
Federal Student Aid
The federal government offers students low- interest loans and grants to help finance the cost of going to school.
Virtually all citizens are eligible. However, the program is need- based, so certain income limits can apply.
The loans and grants are capped each fiscal year and depend on your personal economic circumstances.
Vocational Rehabilitation Employment
An individualized, detailed outline of service that will be provided under the Chapter 31, VRE program. It also prepares you for obtaining and retaining employment consistent with your abilities, aptitudes, and interest.
Veterans who have a VA disability rating and an employment handicap.
Pays for tuition, fees, and books. Pays a living allowance of up to $715 per month.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Continuing its commitment to aid and honor the American soldier, the United States Sports Academy is a participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.