Tuition Assistance

San Jacinto College supports the educational goals of our men and women in uniform  We offer support and counseling services to help veterans, active duty Service members, spouses, and dependents successfully receive all of your military educational benefits.  Below are the links to the tuition assistance websites for Volunteer Education.  The first step is to discuss your educational goals with the military service educational liaison.

Tuition Assistance


Finding an Education Center

 It may sound strange, but a lot of Soldiers may not know how to get in touch with their education center. ArmyIgnitED has made it a little easier, and it won’t necessarily require a SNOW case. If you have a Soldier inquiring how to locate their education center to speak to an Army Education Counselor, have them do the following:

  • Log into ArmyIgnitED, click Welcome, then click Account. This will take them into their Student Profile
  • Under their “Education Information” section, locate the “Education Center”. Make a note of it.
  • Up in the navigation ribbon, click the “Find Ed Center” tab.
  • Enter the education center name from the profile and click Search.

The Education Center information should display, including a physical address, email address, phone number, and hours of operation. They can also click View Profile to get even more information about their education center.

Alternatively, the Soldier can go straight to the “Find Ed Center” tab and enter their city/state or zip code to find all education centers in their area.


Refunds and Drops


This policy applies only to students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA).  TA is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with Department of Defense (DOD) policy, San Jacinto College District will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period. Any unearned TA funds, based upon when a student stops attending, will be returned directly to the military service from which the funds were provided, not to the service member. In instances when a service member stop attending due to a military service obligation, San Jacinto will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA funds in compliance with the DOD policy. 


To comply with the Department of Defense’s policy, San Jacinto College District will return any unearned TA funds up to 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA funds returned is returned is based on the date of withdrawal.  After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD. 

Withdrawal Liability Chart:

Effective Withdrawal Date          Return of TA %                  TA % Earned

Before or during weeks 1-2                         100%                                      0%

Weeks 3-4                                                        75%                                    25%

Weeks 5-8                                                        50%                                    50%

Week 9                                                             40%                                   60%                       

Weeks 10-15                                                     0%                                 100%

For courses that have durations differing from the above: Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the student’s enrollment for the semester. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the college will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the semester to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.