Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS)

Army National Guard: Active Duty Under Title 10 USC or Title 32 USC (Full-Time National Guard Duty)

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) educates selected Regular Army officers toward an advanced degree to meet the educational requirements of US Army positions. The Advanced Civil Schooling fully funded graduate program provides Army officers the best academic education in the timeliest and most cost effective manner so that they may advance their careers into positions that require graduate degrees and better meet the needs of the Army.

Army National Guard Soldiers on federal active duty are not eligible for Advanced Civil Schooling. Advanced Civil Schooling is intended to facilitate the education of Officers in the Regular Army and Officers on Voluntary Indefinite status for assignment to positions that require graduate degrees.
Additional Information

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HRC Officer Advanced Education Programs:

HRC Advanced Civil Schooling Programs General Information:

AR 621-1:

Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS):

Fully Funded Graduate Programs FY23 Standing Policies and Procedures (28 June 2022):


Document Review Date: 29 September 2023