State Tuition Assistance


Welcome to the Colorado State Tuition Assistance web page. Here you will find information on how and when to apply for Tuition Assistance, program information and eligibility, and the participating schools.

Attention Tuition Assistance Applicants:


Beginning July 1, 2024, Colorado State Tuition Assistance is implementing a new application software. As with any new software, there can be delays or issues. We are currently experiencing a registration error when a new account is created.

We are aware of the registration issue and working to resolve it.

In the meantime, you will need to login twice after confirming the registration of your new account. Instructions on how to do this are provided below.

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Text Instructions

  1. Once the applicant registers on the Colorado State Tuition Assistance website, you will receive a confirmation email to log in.
    • NOTE: The application link will be available on this page during the application period beginning July 1st.  You cannot create an account until July 1st. 
  2. Click the “Confirm Registration” button in the email. This will take you to the login screen.
  3. A message will appear stating “You successfully registered.”
  4. Click on “Continue to Sign In.”
  5. Enter your username and password.
  6. You will then get an error stating, “We’re sorry, an unknown error occurred.”
  7. Click “Already have an account? Sign in.”
  8. Enter your username and password again. 
  9. Click “Sign In.”
  10. Once you are registered, you will not encounter this issue when applying for future semesters

If you experience further issues, please keep a record of the problems, and email them to the Tuition Assistance Administrator at tuition@dmva.state.co.us.

We are here to assist you in any way we can to make this smooth transition to the new Tuition Assistance software.


State Tuition Assistance Overview

Important Announcements

New Application Software  
New State Tuition Assistance software is arriving for the next application period on July 1. If possible, please submit your application near the beginning of the application period when it opens, should you need assistance with the new application.



Semester Application Period Fall Application 2024

Application Open Date: July 1st

Application Close Date: July 31th

Applications must be complete and submitted online by the deadline in order to be considered. Any other deadline dates listed elsewhere are not accurate. Only the dates on this webpage are correct.

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*See information about the known registration error above. Please note you will need a Command Authorization Form completed by your Commanding Officer before applying.

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Note: The Command Authorization Form must be completely filled out by the Commanding Officer or their Delegate and submitted with the application.

The Command Authorization Form needs to be downloaded and completed in Adobe. If you try to complete it in the web browser, the signature field will not be available. A CAC Signature is required. 

State Tuition Assistance assists CO National Guard (air/army) members with the expense of tuition at public schools. Currently, the State TA Program awards up to 100% of tuition (after COF /per semester) and cannot exceed $5000/ semester.

For more information please email the State Tuition Assistance Program Manager, at tuition@dmva.state.co.us.

State Tuition Assistance is ONLY available to members serving in the CO National Guard.


  • Title 32: Traditional (M-Day)
  • AGR
  • Federal Technician
  • One-Time-Occasional-Tour (OTOT)
  • Title 10: Deployment/Call up
  • New members who have completed basic training*.
  • CO Guard members who transferred from another state and completed basic training.*

Ineligible Service Status:

  • New members who have not completed basic training.
  • CO Guard members who transferred from another state and have not completed basic training.
  • Title 10: Active Duty (not part of CO National Guard)
  • Title 38 Veteran/Retiree
  • Reservists
  • Spouse/dependents

Read the State Tuition Assistance policy for more detailed information.

Proof of Basic Training completion must be provided to the tuition assistance administrator at the time of applying for tuition assistance.

Students must meet State TA program Requirements to receive funding.

State TA Program Requirements:

  • Meet CO National Guard performance requirements.
  • A signed command authorization form will be required each semester.
  • Officers who use State Tuition Assistance incur a service obligation of two years, calculated from the completion date of the last course for which State Tuition Assistance was paid. The command the officer is assigned to is responsible for tracking the service obligation for each officer using State Tuition Assistance.
  • ETS Date (End Term of Service) on/after the semester end date
  • Enrolled in a State TA approved schools.
  • Maintain a CGPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Meet all school continuing requirements.

A student is no longer eligible for State TA once they have reached an Aggregate Cap.

Aggregate Caps:

  • 132 semester hours OR
  • 8 year’s total use of the program.

Aggregate caps are based on whichever cap is reached first! The State TA Office tracks Aggregate Caps.

A list of approved state schools, application dates, and application links (each semester) are provided below.

Funding is NOT guaranteed and subject to change, based on funding availability. State TA eligibility caps: 132 credit hours or 8 years (whichever is reached first).

State TA will give priority funding to students pursuing their first degree of that level (E.g. a first bachelors degree). Students pursuing a second degree of the same level may still apply for State TA but funding is not guaranteed.

Adjustments to Funding

Funding is NOT guaranteed and subject to change. Reasons for funding adjustment include (but are not limited to):

  • According to CRS 23-7.4-302 State TA funding is based on available appropriations.
  • Approved applicants can be awarded up to $5,000 per semester/quarter/trimester, which is subject to change at the Tuition Assistance manager’s discretion and based on funding availability. 
  • Changes to total registered credit hours (before the add/drop deadline).
  • Reception of alternate/additional funding (funding received may not exceed 100% of tuition total).

Adjustments to funding, caused by changes to total registered credit hours and/or reception of additional funding, do not require the student to notify the State Tuition Assistance office. The changes are reported by the schools and the amounts adjusted by the State TA office. Students agree to assume all responsibility for tuition expenses beyond the amount approved by the State Tuition Assistance Office. This includes tuition expenses for classes they may have added to their schedule or had previously waitlisted.

Recruiter Resources

Additional Resources

Participating Schools

Questions should be directed to: tuition@dmva.state.co.us
Thank you for your interest!

Federal Tuition Assistance

The State TA office does not handle Federal Tuition Assistance benefits. If you have question about Federal Tuition Assistance please contact:

CO Army National Guard Education Office
MAJ Jackson

CO Air National Guard Education Office
SMsgt Nay

Base Training Assistant & 140th Wing Formal Schools Manager
MSgt Jennifer K. Wilger
18860 E. Breckenridge Ave.
Bldg 801, Room N260
Buckley SFB, CO 80011