Federal Tuition Assistance
Arkansas Army National Guard Soldiers
On 1 January 2014, the Armyís FY14 Tuition Assistance (TA) program changed.
These changes are supportive of the intent of the TA program Ė to provide
financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education in support of Soldiersí
professional and personal self-development goals within a constrained budget
The new policy allows 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 fiscal year and they can use TA for
a second, higher-level post-bachelorís degree after completion of 10 years of
service. The second degree time in service requirement applies to movement from
a bachelorís to a masterís degree and not from an associateís to a bachelorís
degree. Also, the 10-year requirement only applies if Army TA was used to pay
for any portion of the
Soldiers will continue to receive up to $250 per semester hour and the current
policy limits of 130 semester hours for completion of a bachelorís 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 bachelorís 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.
To apply for FTA (you must be a current Soldier of the Arkansas Army National
Guard) go to www.goarmyed.com and complete the common application and Quick
What does FTA do?
FTA funding is capped to Soldier at
$4500.00 per fiscal year.
FTA has a maximum cap of $250.00 per credit hours, $167.00 per credit for
quarter schools, and $5.55 per credit for clock hour schools.
FTA funds 100% of authorized fees that are associated with a required class.
FTA does not pay fees that are charged to all students.
Fees such as sports activities, library fees, security fees, technology
fees, athletic fees, student union fees, maintenance fees. etc.
To apply for FTA:
(You must be a new or current Soldier of the
Arkansas Army National Guard)
and follow online application process.