Tuition Assistance (TA)
Attention: TA Suspensions and Course Rejections
GoArmyEd is designed to automate the Army's Tuition Assistance (TA) policies. The system is being reconfigured to enable Soldiers to access TA funds in accordance with the guidance provided by Senior Army leadership. The Army's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 TA policy guidance will be effective 1 January 2014 and will bring the Army program in line with other Services.
Soldiers will be eligible for TA upon successfully completing one year of service following graduation from either AIT, OCS or BOLC. You can take up to 16 semester hours of TA-funded courses per year and can use TA for a graduate degree once you have 10 years of service. If TA did not pay for any portion of your undergraduate degree, the 10-year policy does not apply. You will continue to receive up to $250 per semester hour for up to 130 semester hours for completion of a bachelor's degree and up to 39 semester hours for completion of a master's degree. This will permit Soldiers to complete one degree at the undergraduate or graduate level. TA cannot be used for a lower or lateral degree, nor can it be used for first-professional degrees, e.g., PhD, MD or JD.
The Army will honor TA requests for payment for Soldiers with approved TA requests by 31 December 2013 whose eligibility for TA will be affected by these policy changes (those currently in classes and those whose class might not have started yet). However, no further TA-funded enrollments will be authorized until you meet the new eligibility requirements.
The new policy is designed to maximize the use of TA for all Soldiers in a constrained budget environment while continuing to support your professional and personal self-development goals and to prepare you for your eventual return to civilian life.
The Tuition Assistance (TA) Program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty civilian education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is a Public Law that is implemented by Department of Defense (DoD) Directive and DoD Instruction, and all Soldiers (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) on active duty, Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers on active duty (pursuant to U.S. Code Title 10 or Title 32), and TPU Soldiers are authorized to participate in the TA program.