Army Announces Changes to 2014 Tuition Assistance

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FTCC received a notification from GoArmyEd regarding upcoming changes to the Army’s Tuition Assistance policy. The following 6 major changes will be effective on January 1, 2014:

  1. Soldiers will only be eligible for up to 16 semester hours of TA funded courses each fiscal year.
  2. To be TA eligible, a Soldier must have one year of service after completion of either AIT, OCS or BOLC.
  3. After completing a Bachelor’s degree, a Soldier must have 10 years of service from his or her BASD or PEBD to receive TA toward a Master’s degree. There is no restriction going from Associate’s to Bachelor’s level.
  4. Soldiers cannot receive TA toward a second degree at the same level. (i.e. no second Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees)
  5. GoArmyEd will not be able to fund any courses for the completion of a professional degree. (i.e. PhD, MD or JD)
  6. The policy not allowing Soldiers flagged for APFT and Height/Weight will be fully enforced.

All Soldiers, counselors and school POCs will receive an email from GoArmyEd advising them of the policy changes. GoArmyEd will be posting FAQs to assist in answering questions about the new policies. FTCC will also be available to assist you by calling 910-678-1050/1053 or by emailing

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a government benefit offered to service members of all branches of the Armed Forces. TA was created to assist service members with the cost of tuition. TA will typically cover 100% of tuition up to the $250 cap per credit hour. Federal TA will pay up a maximum of $4,500 per military fiscal year.

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