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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).

Federal Tuition Assistance Programs may not be used in conjunction with VA Chapter 1606 benefits for the same course. 

All Branch FTA Programs and links may be found at the bottom of this page.

US Army Federal Tuition Assistance Program:

Further details on the provisions of TA are found in AR 621-5 and policy documents signed by the Director, Army Continuing Education System.

For the most current information regarding the policies for the US Army Federal Tuition Assistance Program, please visit: https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_tuition_assistance_policies.aspx

 

Indiana Education Assistance Office:

Nick Schatko
Education Services Specialist
National Guard Bureau
Indiana Army National Guard
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317)964-7147

Additional number: 317-247-3300 x77020

The GoArmyEd Technical and Student Support Services team is available to support you as you work toward the successful completion of your educational goals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the GoArmyEd Helpdesk. If you are at a CONUS location, please call 1.800.817.9990. If you are OCONUS, please visit the following Web site for a complete set of toll-free numbers:

https://www.GoArmyEd.com/public/public_list_numbers.aspx

In addition to technical support, you have the support from your campus point of contact, Army Continuing Education System Counselors.

If you are interested in a step-by-step guide to the GoArmyEd course registration process, please click on the following link:

https://www.GoArmyEd.com/docs/pdf/enroll_courses_guide.pdf.

Tuition Assistance Rates/Fees:

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 not to exceed $4,000 per fiscal year.

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.

Tuition Assistance Procedures: 

  1. Soldiers’ TA enrollment requests must be submitted and approved through www.GoArmyEd.com prior to the course start date; any enrollments requested on or after the class start date will be approved as Soldier funded.
  2. TA is requested on a course-by-course basis, and each course must be part of an approved degree program.
  3. GoArmyEd will notify the Soldier, whether the TA is approved or not. If the TA request is not approved, GoArmyEd will advise the Soldier of the reason and next steps.
  4. All drops/withdrawals must take place through GoArmyEd. Soldiers who do not successfully complete a class will be required to repay the TA. Soldiers who are unable to successfully complete a class due to military reasons must request a Withdrawal for Military Reasons through GoArmyEd and complete all required steps to ensure that they will not be charged.
  5. If the Soldier wishes to take a class with a school that does not participate in the electronic GoArmyEd class schedule, a TA Request Authorization form must be completed in GoArmyEd. The TA Request Authorization will be routed to an Army Education Counselor to be reviewed and approved. Soldiers should allow extra time for this. If the TA Request Authorization is approved, the Soldier will be notified by email. Soldiers must print the approved TA Request Authorization form in GoArmyEd, provide it to the school and enroll directly with the school.
  6. Soldiers must acknowledge and electronically sign the TA Statement of Understanding (TA SOU) each quarter they wish to use TA
Create an Account with GoArmyEd.com:
  • Create a GoArmyEd (GAE) Account - Go to www.goarmyed.com and establish a GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance account.
    • Click on the “Create or Reactivate Account” button to establish an account for the first time.
  • A few tips to keep in mind:
    • Apply Early! FTA is subject to funding availability.
      • You CAN apply for FTA up to 60 days prior to the start date of your courses.
    • You MUST apply for FTA at least 10 days prior to the start date of your courses.
    • Your request must be APPROVED prior to the course start date.
    • You MUST submit a request for each individual course you want FTA to fund.
      • VA Educational benefits under Chapter 1606 can not be used for any classes listed under FTA
    •  Provide your PREFERRED email and contact information in GAE to ensure timely communication with your counselor.

New Students Create a GoArmyEd Account:

All TA for Active Duty, USAR, and ARNG Soldiers must be requested through GoArmyEd. Click here to start.

Tuition Assistance Rates/Fees

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.

Other Service Component Tuition Assistance Programs:
Service Amount Covered Covered Fees Who is Eligible Form
Air Force
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active duty
  • Reserves

Online Application Process

Army
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • ARNG on Active Duty
  • Army Reserves
Online Application Process
Navy
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Naval Reserves in AD status
NETPDTC 1560
Marines
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Special Fees
  • Computer Fees
  • Active Duty only
NETPDTC 1560
Coast Guard
  • Tuition
  • Lab Fees
  • Active Duty
  • Reserves in AD status
CG-4147

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