Tuition Assistance Overview/Eligibility
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).
For academic programs, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree, TA may not be used for a lower or lateral degree program from the one the Soldier currently possesses. In addition to degree programs, TA is available to Soldiers to complete a high school diploma and to complete certificate programs. TA is not authorized for programs of study beyond a master's degree.
All eligible Soldiers will request TA through GoArmyEd.
By law, officers who use TA incurs a service obligation. Active Duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years, and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.
Non-Army Service members must obtain TA through their branch of Service. This policy has been mutually agreed upon by all Services.
Further details on the provisions of TA are found in AR 621-5 and policy documents signed by the Director, Army Continuing Education System.
Indiana Education Assistance Office:
H. William Hall, M.Ed.
Federal Tuition Manager/Test Control Officer Indiana National Guard Education Services
2002 S. Holt Rd, Stout Field, Bldg 1
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone 317-964-7147 (5 Digit - 77147)
Indiana Army National Guard
JFHQ-J1 (Education Services Office)
P.O Box 36544
Indianapolis, IN 46236-0544
For additional assistance contact the GAE Help Desk at: 1-800-817-9990
All TA for Active Duty, USAR, and ARNG Soldiers must be requested through GoArmyEd. Click here to start.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed a uniform per semester hour cap of $250 for tuition assistance (TA) and an annual ceiling of $4,500. The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. The Army will pay 100 percent of tuition costs up to the DoD semester hour cap of $250 per semester hour cap for up to 16 semester hours of TA funded courses per fiscal year. School fee charges of any type are no longer eligible for funding with TA.
Current Army policy limits TA to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit or baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first and 39 semester hours of graduate credit or master's degree whichever comes first. The 39 semester hour limit applies to all credits taken after completion of a baccalaureate degree.
|Service||Amount Covered||Covered Fees||Who is Eligible||Form|
|Air Force||100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:
|Army||100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:
||Online Application Process|
|Navy||100% Tuition and Fees, not to exceed:
|Marines||100% Tuition and Fees Not to exceed:
|Coast Guard||75% Tuition and Fees, Not to exceed: