Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

How do I apply?

  1. Complete Tuition Assistance Counseling Worksheet( ETQC-4147-2)
  2. Submit electronically using WebTA or ask your ESO  for TA form (ETQC-4147), it is accepted on a case by case basis.

What is WebTA?

WebTA is the Navy's tuition assistance system and is accessed through the My Education Portal.
NAVY Shared Authentication Service Website.
 

How does the process work?

 
  1. You fill out the online application at NKO which is then sent to your ESO for review and approval. 
  2. Your ESO reviews and approves the application which is then sent to ETQC for processing.
  3. CG ETQC processes the application, and the TA Authorization is sent to you via email (if your email address is correct in DA). If you don't receive the Authorization within 14 days, you can ask your ESO to contact the ETQC-VE division at ETQC-SMB-TAG@uscg.mil or via phone at (757) 366-6578.

How do I fill out the application?

 
The Voluntary Education for Sea Services (WebTA) for the Member SOP has step-by-step procedures for filling out the application.
Apply with the Application for TA Form (CG-4147)
 

How does the process work?

 
  1. Download the Application for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance (ETQC-4147) and save it to your computer.
  2. Once the form is complete, email it to your ESO for review and approval. All applications, corrections, cancellations must go through your ESO. In addition, the member needs to submit supporting documentation to the ESO along with the ETQC-4147 (i.e., assessment, verification of enrollment, cost and type of fees claimed, and cost of tuition).
  3. Keep a copy of the form for your records.
  4. Your ESO reviews and approves the application which is then sent to CG ETQC for processing.
  5. CG Institute processes the application, and the TA Authorization is sent to your ESO and you via email (if your email is correct in DA). If you don't receive the Authorization within 14 days, ask your ESO for a copy.


How do I fill out the application?

 
  1. The form contains detailed instructions for completion. Nearly 40% of TA applications sent to CG ETQC contain errors - these slow down the processing of your request. Be sure you read the instructions, fill out the form entirely and proof your application. Ask your ESO if you have questions.
  2. Check the DoD MOU website under Participating Institutions to make sure your college is eligible for CG TA.
  3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
  4. Take a look at the common errors when completing the application.
  5. Allow enough lead time. TA is paid directly to the college, so you want them to receive payment before the class begins. TA can be applied for up to 3 months prior to the course start date.
  6. Be sure you read the Statement of Agreement/Understanding on page 2 of the form. Understand that by signing the form, you agree to all the terms outlined in the Statement of Agreement.