Tuition assistance available to Reservists

Tuition assistance available to Reservists – Brief Article

The Army Reserve is offering tuition assistance (TA) to selected reserve soldiers earning their first credential at the diploma, certificate, associate, baccalaureate, graduate level or taking vocational/technical courses offered by accredited colleges/universities. The Army Reserve will pay up to 75% of the course cost, or $187.50 per credit hour, whichever is less – up to $3,500.00 per fiscal year.

Soldiers seeking course enrollment must first receive counseling from an Educational Services Specialist. Active Guard Reserve soldiers must still contact the active duty education center in their geographical location to receive TA.

Another recent Army Reserve initiative is the Credit by Examination program for which soldiers and spouses can earn college credits through testing and receive reimbursement for the cost upon successful completion. Credit by Examination can be earned via the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) and the Excelsior College Examination. Websites for these respective programs are:

CLEP: www.collegeboard.org/clep/

DSSTs: www.voled.doded.millindex.htm

Excelsior College Examinations: www.excelsior.edu/

Contact your Education Services Specialists to learn more about eligibility and filing requirements or visit the AR-PERSCOM web site www.2xcitizen.usar.army.mil.

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