Army drops waiting periods for college tuition assistance

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Servicemembers, veterans and military retirees have multiple financial aid options they may be qualified for beyond military service-provided tuition assistance, according to military officials.  NELL KING/U.S. ARMY
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Servicemembers, veterans and military retirees have multiple financial aid options they may be qualified for beyond military service-provided tuition assistance, according to military officials. NELL KING/U.S. ARMY

Army drops waiting periods for college tuition assistance

by: William Howard | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 28, 2018

The one-year wait is over for soldiers planning to use tuition assistance for an undergraduate degree, while others wishing to pursue a master’s degree no longer have to wait 10 years.

Beginning Aug. 5, the new Army Tuition Assistance Policy will categorize soldiers into two tiers depending on their level of civilian education.

Soldiers pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree, or those with a bachelor’s degree who haven’t previously used the Army tuition assistance program and want to continue their education fall under tier one.

Tier one tuition assistance will be available for soldiers of all components who have completed advanced individual training, meet existing eligibility requirements and have no disciplinary problems.

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