It is easy for military students to start or continue their education. If you are a new student ready to enroll in courses or programs offered by FTCC, follow the steps below. We encourage you to visit your Education Center on post before you enroll in classes with FTCC. We have been ranked #1 Military Friendly Community College by VIQTORY, and continue to remain in the top 10 year after year.
If at anytime you need assistance – do not hesitate to call 910-678-1050 or email us at

What should I know about Tuition Assistance?

It’s recommended that you complete the process of requesting tuition assistance at least thirty (30) days prior to your FTCC class start date!

FTCC has proudly provided affordable and convenient educational pathways for our nation’s military for over four decades. We are committed to supporting our military students in their pursuit of education through:

  • A Tuition Grant to cover any tuition costs over $250/credit hour (TA Limit)
  • Credit for Military Training based on your military training and experience will reduce the number of courses needed to complete your degree
  • Waived Administrative Fees for all military students using tuition assistance

Note: Reserves make sure you select the appropriate branch portal.

How do I apply for Tuition Assistance (TA) & register for classes?

FTCC’s goal is to ensure you receive all the credits you deserve, whether from previous institutions attended or as a result of your military education and training. It is essential to provide all official transcripts and required documents in order to facilitate the credit evaluation process.

Apply for TA

Students must first create an account on their portal and gain approval from their service branch.

Military members should follow the prompts detailed on their appropriate TA service portals to sign up for Tuition Assistance.

Service Branch Help Line
Air Force 877-596-5771, Option 7
Army 877-272-1330
Coast Guard 405-954-1360
Marine Corps  
National Guard
Air Force Portal
Army State Portal
Air Force: 877-596-5771
Army: 877-272-1330
Navy 877-838-1659

Note: Reserves should select the appropriate branch portal.