Army Tuition Assistance for Soldiers

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Tuition Assistance (TA) provides financial assistance for voluntary, off-duty civilian higher education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development. TA is available to all Soldiers on active duty, in the Army National Guard, and Army Reserve.

When an academic institution's tuition and fees are $250 or less per semester hour, the Army will pay 100% of the amount charged by the institution for up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year. When an institution's tuition and fees exceed $250 per semester hour, Soldiers can meet with an Education Counselor to discuss additional funding options. To utilize TA, Soldiers must attend a mandatory TA brief and declare an educational goal in ArmyIgnitED.

Earn an Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

Current TA policy limits TA to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit and 39 semester hours of graduate credit.

Officers who use TA incur a service obligation. Active-duty officers incur an Active-Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years, and Reserve Component Officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used. Only the Army Human Resources Command Commanding General has the authority to waive the TA ADSO/RDSO.

Education Programs at a Distance: 

Active-duty Soldiers who are deployed to an area with no local Education Center should contact the Education Center at the installation where they were stationed prior to deployment or a Virtual Education Counselor at for assistance.