Military Tuition Assistance Program

Eligibility for Military Tuition Assistance:

All active-duty military personnel are eligible to receive MTA.

What MTA pays for:

MTA pays the enrollment fees for classes; students are responsible for payment of all other fees.

How to receive MTA:

Students must complete an application for Tuition Assistance and submit it to their base education office. The form is available at the base education office. After approval, bring the approval letter to the Saddleback College Veterans Office, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 208.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why does my student account show money owed even though I turned in the MTA approval letter?

The military pays only after the semester is over and the military has been notified that the student passed the course. When the MTA approval letter is turned in, the college Veterans Office will defer (postpone) the payment deadline for the enrollment fees until payment is received from the military. The college normally receives payment 3-4 months after the end of the semester.

  • If I fail a class, will MTA still pay for that class?

No, students must pass each class listed on the MTA approval letter. Passing grades will be submitted to the military along with request for payment. Students will be required to pay for any class listed on the MTA approval letter that does not have a passing grade.

  • Whom do I contact if I have questions about MTA?

Call the college Veterans Office at (949)582-4870 or contact your base education office.