Did you know that you can earn a degree in the military without spending a penny of your own money and without using up any of your GI Bill benefits? Through a benefit called tuition assistance, or TA, active-duty service members can take classes in pursuit of a college degree on the military’s dime. TA covers $250 per semester hour, with a yearly cap, but each service can set its own requirements, and some rules vary.
Here’s everything you need to know about the rules governing TA, as well as some tips for getting the most out of the benefit.
TA usage limits:
- Up to $4,000 per year
- Up to 130 semester hours toward an undergraduate degree
- Up to 39 semester hours toward a graduate degree
- Up to 21 semester hours toward a certificate
As a first step, soldiers should establish a GoArmyEd account – even if they aren’t quite ready to start school – according to Pamela Raymer, chief of the Army Continuing Education System under Human Resources Command.
SOURCE – READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT: https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/education/transition-tips/2018/10/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tuition-assistance-by-service/