Military Credit

If you are a student and a veteran, or a member of the armed forces or the Selected Reserves, you may be granted academic credit for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC), Marine Corps Enlisted Rating (MCE), Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) or Coast Guard Rating (CGR). Montgomery County Community College will consider possible credits based upon a transcript from the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. Depending upon your service branch, official transcripts can be requested through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) or via the Joint Services Transcript (JST).


Tuition Assistance

Funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program can cover a significant portion of tuition expenses for eligible active duty, and Reserve service members. For information on specific benefits and the approval process, select your branch of service below or visit your military education center.

When requesting approval for TA, be sure to use OPE-ID # 00445200, which is the College's identification number. Once your tuition assistance form is approved, please send it to Enrollment Services at enrollmentservices@mc3.edu.


Financial Aid and Assistance

You may be eligible for a number of federal and military-specific opportunities to help you pay for your education, including tuition assistance and federal and state financial aid. Our financial aid team can assist you in exploring your options, applying for aid, and more.

Visit Financial Aid for details, call 215-641-6566, or email financialaid@mc3.edu.


Unearned Tuition Assistance Policy Schedule

Return of Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (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 the new Department of Defense policy, the College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the educational institution will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

Unearned Tuition Assistance Return Schedule
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15-week course withdraw submitted

  • Before or during weeks 1-2 – 100% return
  • During weeks 3-4 – 90% return
  • During weeks 5-6 – 75% return
  • During weeks 7-8 – 50% return
  • During weeks 9 – 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 10-15 – 0% return

14-week course withdraw submitted

60% of course is completed at 8.4 weeks

6- and 7-week course withdraw submitted

  • Before or during week 1 – 100% return
  • During weeks 2 – 75% return
  • During weeks 3 – 50% return
  • During weeks 4 – 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 5-7 – 0% return

4-week course withdraw submitted

60% of course completed at 2.4 weeks

754 hours (Municipal Police Academy)

  • Before class begins – 100% return
  • 1-189 hours – 75% return
  • 190-377 hours – 50% return
  • 378-452 hours – 25% return (60% of course is completed)
  • 453-754 hours – 0% return

600 hours (Massage Therapy)

  • Before class begins – 100% return
  • 1-150 hours – 75% return
  • 151-300 hours – 50% return
  • 301-360 hours – 25% return (60% of course is completed)
  • 361-600 hours – 0% return