MAR 9 2000
Examples of fees not authorized for TA are: entrance or enrollment fees (unless these fees
are identified by the school as "fees in lieu of tuition"); record-maintenance fees; student
activity fees; course registration fees; textbooks; nonconsumable materials; assembled
items available commercially such as computers, televisions, robots and fees for flight
time, flying lessons, or noncredit aviation classes.
Developmental courses may be authorized if required by the institution prior to taking a
freshman level course. Many colleges require a developmental course in Math, English
and reading if the applicant has been out of school for several years. Applicants shall be
informed that these courses are not transferable.
The established maximums for tuition assistance are subject to annual funding. Budget
allocations may cause further adjustments to annual funding levels
TA shall not be authorized for:
(1) any course for which the applicant is receiving assistance under any other Federally funded
program where such a payment would constitute a duplication of benefits from the
Federal Treasury. In cases where Federal grant monies are credited to the institutional
student's accounts, the credited portion may not be calculated in the TA application. The
TA will be calculated after grants, scholarships, fellowships have been subtracted from
the cost of tuition. The only exception is the application of Pell Grants. The Pell Grants
are needs based and therefore may be used by the student to defray any educational
related expense. For example, if the sum of allowable TA plus a Pell Grant exceeds the
tuition and related instructional cost, then the TA should be applied first and the Pell
Grant should be used for books, supplies, and fees. If Pell Grant funds remain after these
expenditures, then those funds may be available for childcare and transportation in
accordance with the terms of the Federal Pell Grant Program.
(2) audited courses.
(3) funds obligated across fiscal years. Separate applications must be submitted for courses
beginning in different fiscal years. The class starting date determines the fiscal year to be
used (except for distance learning courses).
(4) courses previously completed (where a grade "D" or better was received).
(5) physical education and or recreation courses unless these courses are required by the
institution for degree completion or the applicant is a candidate for a degree with a major in
physical education or recreation.
(6) applicants in a duty-under-instruction status where the applicant's educational fees are
being paid through another Coast Guard program.
(7) undergraduate students whose average GPA is less than 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on the previous
12 semester hours completed under TA.
(8) graduate students whose academic average on the previous 12 semester hours or equivalent
taken under TA is less than a grade of "B".