The Army Tuition Assistance (TA) Program provides financial assistance
for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a soldier's
professional and personal self-development goals. The program is open
to all soldiers (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) on active duty,
and Army National Guard and Army Reserve on active duty.
The maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 100% Tuition and Fees
Not to Exceed:
- $250 @ Semester Credit Hour, or
- $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour, and
- $4500 @ Fiscal Year
There are just a few steps to follow when using Army tuition assistance.
- Talk with a counselor, at the nearest Education Center, to declare
an educational goal and create an educational plan.
- The counselor will provide the soldier with a
DA Form 2171
, Request for Tuition Assistance - Army Continuing Education System,
for a specific course or courses.
- The counselor will explain TA procedures, requirement for TA
reimbursements, and, if necessary, officer/commissioned warrant
officer active duty service obligation.
- Then the counselor will have the soldier sign a Statement of
Understanding for Army Tuition, which verifies the soldier
understands his/her TA benefits and obligations.
- In accordance with AR 621-5, the soldier obtains the unit
commander's or authorized representative's signature on the DA Form
- The soldier will return the DA Form 2171 to the Education Center
prior to course enrollment for the education services officer's
- The soldier will take the DA Form 2171 to the appropriate college
representative for course enrollment.