Department of Defense Tuition Assistance

Information for Service Members Receiving Department of Defense Tuition Assistance

For information regarding using the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program at TWU, as well as all other Veterans benefits, please the TWU designated point of contact:

Alex Alvarado, U.S. Army (RET)

TWU School Certifying Official (SCO)

(940) 898-3069 


Service members should speak with their respective Service Educational Services Officers (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to applying and enrolling at TWU.

In accordance with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding:

  1. Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  2. Individual academic program accreditations are available online at
  3. TWU is approved for Veterans Affairs benefits
  4. TWU is approved for Federal student aid programs through the Department of Education

TWU prohibits the payment of any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

TWU prohibits high pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments in non- credit courses/programs.

Students are never automatically enrolled in courses at TWU. Student will register themselves into any courses. When a restriction prevents a student from registering themselves into a course, a student will only be manually added if they have provided signed, written authorization to be added.


Tuition Assistance Program Requirements

  • TWU assesses the same tuition and fee amounts to all Service members without regard to their Service component.
  • Course enrollment information, course withdrawal, course cancellation, course completion or failure, grade, verification of degree completion and billing are reported to the TA issuing Service's education office.
  • Degree requirements are outlined in the TWU catalog ( and include course information for each program such as number of credit hours required for completion, required and elective courses, graduation requirements for the program. Academic advisors should be consulted to review the choice for a program of study and to review transfer course work that applies to the program of study. Once a student is admitted into an academic program, they can assess their degree plan online through Student Self-Service.
  • Service members must obtain approval from their Service in order to use Tuition Assistance funds. All Military TA must be requested and approved prior to the start date of a given course.


Tuition & Fees

The Services will provide TA to Service members in accordance with DoD and Service appropriate regulations.

Tuition Assistance funds will be returned to the Service education office as follows:

  1. 100% if the student drops a course prior to the first day of class.
  2. 100% if the student fails to attend the course.
  3. 100% if the course is cancelled by the university.
  4. When a service member withdraws from a course or stops attending, tuition will be returned to the Services education office on a prorated basis and is based on the number of days completed in the semester. TWU refund policies for individual courses or term withdrawals can be found on the TWU Bursar website at

Tuition charged to service members never exceeds the amount charged to nonmilitary students. Tuition rates are approved annually by the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents and are communicated to the public at least 90 days before the implementation of the new rates.


Additional Information

  • TWU will issue, at no cost to the Government, documentation as proof of completion, such as a diploma or certificate, to each student who completes the respective program requirements and meets all financial obligations.
  • In accordance with Service requirements, TWU will report to the Service those TA recipients who have completed a certificate, diploma, or degree program. Reporting will occur at least annually and include the degree level, major, and program requirements completion date.
    • The academic credentials for certificate, diploma, or degree completion will reflect the degree-granting educational institution and campus authorized to confer the degree.
  • TWU provides reports via electionic delivery on all DOD TA recipients for programs and courses offered to personnel as required by the cognizant Service.  This includes, but is not limited to, TA transactions, final course grades to include incompletes and withdrawals, degrees awarded, certificates earned, evaluated educational plans, courses offered and military graduation.

Page last updated 11:25 AM, January 8, 2020