Because they are not paid with appropriated funds Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees are under a different TA system than military and other civilian employees. On 25 July 2011, various policies concerning conditions under which certain NAF employees can obtain TA were standardized under PSCINST 12900.1B. Here are some of the provisions:
employees may be reimbursed for two courses per term and six courses per fiscal year;
employees will be reimbursed only upon completion of a course with a grade of "C" or better;
the maximum amount available per employee is $4,500 per fiscal year;
employees may receive up to $250 per credit for tuition only;
courses must be directly related to the employee's job or a NAF job s/he might reasonably aspire to;
the course must be offered by an accredited institution.
TA under this policy will be approved only when budgets allow. If the number of requests exceeds available funding, funds will be disbursed on a pro-rata basis to those who have approved applications in that school term.
The instruction includes a form the employee fills out and submits after completing the course for which s/he wishes to receive reimbursement.
For more information about NAF TA, see PSCINST 12900.1B.
The rest of this web site concerns only TA for uniformed Coast Guard personnel and civilian employees paid with appropriated funds (GS, WG, WS, etc. employees).