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 Federal Tuition Assistance Program (FTA/GoArmyEd) Criteria

 

o Operates on Federal Fiscal Year (OCT-SEPT)

o School MUST be approved to receive FTA from GoArmyEd

o Based on availability of funds, awarded on a 1st come, 1st serve basis-NOT GUARANTEED

o Cannot use to pay for First Professional Degree (PHD, MD, JD, etc).

o Tuition Cap

  • Up to $250 per semester hour
  • Up to $4,000 per fiscal year

o Semester hour cap

  • Up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year
  • Up to 130 semester hours for undergraduate coursework
  • Up to 39 semester hours for graduate coursework

o Soldier requirements

  • MUST have one year of service after completion of IET (AIT or BOLC) to be eligible for TA
  • Enlisted: ETS cannot fall between start & end date of classes (semester)
  • Officer: Must agree to serve at least 4 additional years of service following the semester in which FTA was utilized
  • Warrant Officer: Must agree to serve at least 2 additional years of service following the semester in which FTA was utilized
  • Must NOT have any flags
  • Must NOT currently posses a degree higher than what you are pursuing
    • Can only obtain one degree at each level (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s)
    • Can skip degrees but cannot come back and use FTA to fund lesser degrees
  • Must NOT currently posses a Master’s Degree
  • Must NOT currently posses a Degree in which you are pursuing (ie, already have a Bachelor’s and pursuing a second Bachelor’s) (THIS STILL APPLIES EVEN IF THE MILITARY DID NOT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN YOUR CURRENT DEGREE).
  • If FTA provided ANY funding towards your Undergraduate Degree, member must have served at least 10 years before using FTA to help fund a Master’s Degree.

o GPA Minimal Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degrees (Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s) : 2.0 in your GoArmyEd Account
  • Graduate Degree (Master’s): 3.0 in your GoArmyEd Account

o PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO POLICY CHANGES AT ANY TIME, UPDATES & POLICY CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE ESO MESSAGE BOARD ON THE EDUCATION HOMEPAGE.

 

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