DoD Tuition Assistance

North Seattle College is an approved institution in the DoD MOU Program.  The college is listed as “North Seattle College” (OPE ID:  00970400) on the participating institutions list at:  

 Please note that DoD tuition assistance (TA) programs do not pay for fees, including fees that are bundled with tuition costs.  The college charges additional state-mandated fees (building fee and services & activities fees) to every student as a condition of enrollment.  We will not submit those fees for TA reimbursement, therefore this amount will be charged to students.

 The current operating fee (tuition rates) to report on your Tuition Assistance Voucher can be found on the SBCTC website.  Please report just the operating fee as your tuition cost.

Additional Costs to Students

Every student is separately charged mandatory fees as voted by students (technology fee, comprehensive fee, fitness center fee, etc.).  We understand these fees are not eligible for tuition assistance.

Students may also incur separate fees also not eligible for tuition assistance, including but not limited to: administrative fees (application or admission fees, transcript fees); usage fees (housing, parking, graduation fees, insurance); fines (parking tickets, late registration fee, library fines); course fees (distance education fee, lab fees); and testing fees.  

Once you have your TA voucher completed, be sure to submit it to the Veterans Services office immediately for processing.  Veterans Services is located on the second floor of the College Center Building, behind the Financial Aid Office.

Calculating TA and Returning Unearned Funds

Tuition Assistance charges are invoiced to the Military Services Unit, approximately the 8th week of the quarter. When a student drops one or more classes, the Military Service are invoiced only for the earned portion of tuition based on the drop date, up to the 60% period of the quarter.

Calculation Steps:

  1. Determine date of withdrawal and percentage of payment period attended by the student.
  2. Calculate amount of TA earned by the student.
  3. Compare amount earned and amounts disbursed to determine amount unearned.
  4. Military Services are only billed for earned portion.
  5. Student may be responsible for the unearned portion notated on the student’s account.

Students may request a full tuition refund before the end of the quarter if they ceased attendance for extenuating circumstances or are called for active duty. The student's request will be processed as a drop for the purpose of returning TA funds only, not for Financial Aid attendance or recalculating of aid.

Institutional Tuition & Fee Refund Policy

For specific details on the institution's refund policy, you can visit the Refund Policy page and the academic calendar with withdrawal deadlines for the current and future quarters.

Need Help?  Contact the Veterans and Military Services Manager

If you have any question regarding submitting your TA voucher, contact our Program Manager, 
Gregg Tessensohn 
(206) 934-3699