Recent Financial Assistance News:
TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR 2014 - 15 FAFSA
March 1 is the priority deadline for submission
Within 2 weeks of submitting your taxes, you should be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval option on your FAFSA
IMPORTANT UPDATE: FY14 Tuition Assistance Policy
On 1 January 2014, the Army’s FY14 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change. These changes are supportive of the intent of the TA program – to provide financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education in support of Soldiers’ professional and personal self-development goals within a constrained budget environment.
The new policy will allow Soldiers to use TA after successful completion of their first year of service after graduating from either AIT, OCS or BOLC. Soldiers are eligible for up to 16 semester hours per year and they can use TA for a second, higher-level post-bachelor’s degree after completion of 10 years of service. The second degree time in service requirement applies to movement from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree and not from an associate’s to a bachelor’s degree. Also, the 10-year requirement only applies if Army TA was used to pay for any portion of the undergraduate coursework.
Soldiers will continue to receive up to $250 per semester hour and the current policy limits of 130 semester hours for completion of a bachelor’s degree and up to 39 semester hours for a master's degree remain in effect. Soldiers cannot use TA for a second equivalent degree, i.e., no second bachelor’s or master's degree. All courses must be part of an approved degree plan. TA cannot be used for first- professional degrees, e.g., PhD, MD or JD. In addition to DA adverse action flags, we will continue our policy to not allow TA for Soldiers who are flagged for APFT/AWCP.
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. However, no further TA-funded enrollments will be authorized until they meet the new eligibility requirements.
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