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 CG FORM 4247


1.  If you have a class start date of 1 OCT - 15 OCT 2012 and have NOT used up all your FY 12 TA money, please read item 2 & 3. For those who have used all of FY12 TA monies, read item 4.


2.  Please complete the CG Form 4147 (REV 10/2011v4) attached (class start date must be between 1 OCT - 15 OCT), sign and return to ESO, along with a copy of your class registration information (start/end date/course cost).


3.  If you have not used all of your FY12 funds, your FY13 course start date TA request "may" be processed under FY12 funds (if there are funds still available).  If the FY12 funds have run out, then your application will be placed on hold until the CG Institute has been given permission to begin processing FY13 TA requests (with start dates of 1 OCT - 15 OCT) using FY13 funds.


4.  If you have used all of your FY12 TA monies and have a start date of 1 - 15 OCT 2012, we can submit your request (using the CG Form 4147 attached) and you MUST let ESO know that you have no money left in FY12, and that you want your application placed on hold for when FY13 monies become available. Please submit course registration information with the CG Form 4147.


5.  Lastly, if you have a class start date between now and 30 SEP 2012, you must get those TA requests in NOW! If FY12 monies run out and you have not submitted a TA request for FY12 classes you may not get TA.


Please email if you have questions regarding FY12/FY13 Tuition Assistance processing.  We should return to using WEBTA shortly after the beginning of FY13.



Thank you all for your support of our education programs.


Ms. Debra Annam


TA Danger

There are however several options you can use like the GI Bill Top Up and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  You may also convert your MGIB to the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  Need info?  Just ask your ESO, or visit

TA via eTA

Click here for the step by step tutorial.

Tuition Assistance

Enlisted members and officers serving in the SELRES are eligible for tuition assistance (TA), except members in a retired recall status and CWO's extended beyond 30 years. Eligible service members are authorized $4,500 per year in TA education benefits annually; up to $250 per semester hour or $166 per quarter hour. In addition to TA, grants and scholarship opportunities are readily accessible to members. These grants help to pay for other costs, such as textbooks, and allow members to achieve their goals sooner. Enlisted members must have a minimum of one year of service remaining upon course completion. Officers who use TA incur obligated service in exchange for their participation in the program. Specifically, officers agree not to request release, separation, retirement or termination from SELRES status for 12 months following the course completion date of the last course funded by TA. Members eligible for Chapter 1607 benefits shall take full advantage prior to receiving TA. The total combined benefits may not exceed the full cost of the course(s).

In addition, Top-Up is a program that allows GI Bill participants to use the GI Bill to supplement the tuition and fees not covered by TA. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of TA. For more information, contact LT Thayer (ESO), COMDTINST 1500.24, or see the Coast Guard Institute Web site:


WEB-TA Process

As of 01MAR09 Sector Jacksonville moved to an electronic system for submitting TA forms.  Members must now register with Navy Knowledge Online to receive benefits.  The registration webpage is located at; and the TA form is located at

Funding for TA is limited, so submit your requests early as waivers are no longer being accepted.  ETA is the sole source for requesting TA, do not use the paper format any longer. 

A guidebook for accessing the new program is linked on the Sector Jacksonville webpage at This Link  or you may request a copy in PDF format from LT Thayer.

Tuition Assistance

For more information on any ESO programs see LT Taylor


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