Coast Guard Tuition Assistance & Transcripts

Using Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Visit your Education Office to discuss your degree plan. The Education Office will also be able to assist you in determining if you are to use WebTA or the Application for TA Form (CG-4147). Prior to submitting your TA request, you should provide your ESO with documentation confirming the per-credit tuition and fees.

You may apply for TA using one of two methods:

  1. Applying for Tuition Assistance using the WebTA Request:
    Visit the WebTA website. You will need a CAC card or an NKO log in. You may create an NKO log in on the website https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil/portal/home/. You must include the following information:
    • Start and end date of the course you wish to take.
    • Course title and number, and tuition cost. The tuition cost for undergraduate courses is $250 per credit hour.
    Your TA request will be electronically approved. The Coast Guard will not submit your approved TA voucher to the College. Once you have your approved TA voucher, print it out, write your student ID number across the top, and scan/email it to [email protected], or fax it to (609) 984-7143.
  2. -OR-

  3. Complete Form CG-4147:
    This form can be found at https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil/portal/home/, TA applications must be received at the Institute at least 14 days, but not more than 90 days prior to the start date of your course. In block 11, you must include the following information:
    • Start and end date of the course
    • Course title and number, and tuition cost. The tuition cost for undergraduate courses is $250 per credit hour.
    Your TA request will be electronically approved. The Coast Guard will not submit your approved TA voucher to the College. Once you have your approved TA voucher, print it out, write your student ID number across the top, and scan/email it to [email protected], or fax it to (609) 984-7143.

Register for classes using TESC's Online Student Services

Send a copy of the approved tuition voucher to [email protected] or fax it to (609) 984-7143. Include your student ID# on the document. Please do not include your social security number.

**If you are still waiting on your TA Voucher, you are able to choose "TA PENDING" during the Online Student Service registration process. Please send the TA as soon as you have it to [email protected] or fax it to (609) 984-7143. You will be dropped from the course 10 days prior to start date if the TA is not provided.

For more information regarding Coast Guard Tuition Assistance, please visit the Coast Guard Institute or contact Military and Veteran Education Support.
 


Transcripts
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard members must request to have their military training assessed if they have not already done so. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the CGI form 1561 (Application for Voluntary Services) Student will see a link to the application near the bottom of the page. Your Education Services Officer (ESO) should be able to assist with this process.
  2. Request official transcripts, both military (Coast Guard) and civilian. Coast Guard transcripts can be requested from the U.S. Coast Guard Institute using CGI form 1564. As the transcripts are received by the College, your file will be sent for evaluation. Standard evaluation period is currently six to eight weeks. Please note that during this time you are allowed to register for courses if you wish to. Official transcripts should be sent to:

    Office of the Registrar
    Thomas Edison State College
    101 West State Street
    Trenton, NJ, 08608-1176

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