I started my online MBA when I was an 0-1 (Air Force).
My goal was to not accrue any additional student loans nor to utilize any of my VA Top-Up benefit once that became available.
I used the TA benefit to help cover my online MBA through Liberty University.
Starting out in the Fall of 2015, the standard semester rate was $3,540 + $35 class fee.
They offered a Military Tuition discount of $1,890 which brought the total to $1,685.
Military TA covered $1,500.
So my out of pocket expense for the semester was $185.
I was able to finish the program with 1 semester left of my total graduate TA benefit left.
Note - I actually had to first start a Masters in Leadership since I didn't have enough undergraduate background to jump into a Masters in Business Admin.
Luckily, by completing one of the approved courses in the Leadership program I was then eligible to change to the MBA program. (You are allowed 1 degree program change with less than 50% of course work complete with the original)
Additionally, Liberty University has partnered with the Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program and the College of the American Soldier to maximize college credit received for military training in specific degree programs. Liberty also accepts CLEP and DSST tests to earn credit toward your online degree