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The Army IgnitED platform is replacing GoArmyEd.
GoArmyEd will no longer be available after 11 Feb 2021.
ArmyIgnitED will be offline for this transition 25 Feb - TBD.
Effective 4 May 2021, the TA/MGIB-SR restriction has been removed! This means that RC SMs enrolled in a half-time or more program of study may now receive their TA and MGIB-SR benefits simultaneously for the same course.
Getting Started With Federal Tuition Assistance
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 The Army Federal Tuition Assistance Program Is A Federally Funded Tuition Assistance Program.


​​Who Can Use Federal Tuition Assistance?


​Federal Tuition Assistance can be used by any of the following Soldiers as long as the Soldier meets the criteria as established by the U.S. Army.

·         Active Duty Soldiers  
·         Army National Guard MIL TECHS  
·          Army National Guard MDAY Soldiers
·         Army National Guard Soldiers on Active Guard Reserve Status (AGR)
·         Army ROTC Cadets if the cadet is in the simultaneous membership program (SMP) and are not under contract for commissioning.


​​What College Degrees Can Soldiers Use FTA Funding For?

·         Associate's Degree
·         Bachelor's Degree
·         Master's Degree
·         Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
·         Graduate Certificate


 What Am I Eligible For?    


·         Funding for required courses listed on an approved personalized degree plan.
·         Cost of tuition (no fees) up to $250 per semester hour.   
·         Maximum of $4,000 each fiscal year.   
·         Up to 16 credit hours per fiscal year.  
·         Up to 130 credit hours of undergraduate coursework.    
·          Up to 39 credit hours of graduate coursework. 


 ​FTA Eligibility Requirements ​


 ​Tier 1 Soldiers (First Time TA Users)  


·         Soldiers who have not attained a bachelor's degree using FTA and wish to pursue an undergraduate certificate / diploma, or;
·          Soldiers who have previously attained a bachelor's degree or higher without the use of FTA and wish to pursue a certificate / diploma or master's degree if eligible.

 ​Tier 1 Eligibility Requirements   


·         Enlisted Soldiers: Graduated Advanced Individual Training
·         Warrant Officers: Graduated Basic Warrant Officer Course
·         Officers​: Graduated Basic Officer Leaders Course.  


 Tier 2 Soldiers 


·         Soldiers who have previously used FTA for any portion of their undergraduate degree, have attained a bachelor's degree, and wish to pursue a master's degree. 
​    ​​Tier 2 Eligibility Requirements 

·         Enlisted Soldiers: Graduated Advanced Leaders Course

·         Warrant Officers: Graduated Warrant Officer Advanced Course

·         Officers​: Graduated Captains Career Course.  


 ​​Requesting FTA For Non-LOI Schools Process-1st Time User


The vast majority of colleges and universities through-out the United States are Non-LOI Schools. Non-LOI Schools are not required to have their classes, degree plans, cost verification documents, class schedules loaded in Army IgnitED. In Iowa all three public universities, private non-profit, and public community colleges are Non- LOI schools.





·          Soldiers may submit TA requests or enroll in courses through the Army IgnitED portal 60 days before the start date of a course.  
·           F​TA requests must be approved by the end of the business day the day before the start date of a course.
·          There is NO GRACE PERIOD for submitting FTA requests AFTER the COURSE START DATE.