Tuition Assistance programs provide financial assistance for those off-duty soldiers who desire to continue their education.
Tuition Assistance Program Requirements
To be eligible for Tuition Assistance you must meet the following requirement:
You must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
Courses must be offered by a school registered in GoArmyEd.com and accredited by a Department of Education approved accrediting agency.
Tuition Assistance must be used to complete a higher degree than the one currently held. It also is not available for degrees beyond a master's degree.
Officers who use the Tuition Assistance Program incur an additional service obligation. Active Duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation of 2 years, while Reserve officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation of 4 years.
Tuition Assistance Payout
Tuition Assistance will pay up to $250 per semester hour, with a maximum of $4,500 in one fiscal year. Tuition Assistance will only pay for fees associated with specific courses, other fees (application fees, for example) are not reimbursed.