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Army Tuition Assistance Suspension
Updated April 10, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
Army TA Portal to reopen
ARMY TA PROGRAM REINSTATED: Effective 9 April 2013 at 2400 hours EDT the course enrollment functionality that Soldiers use to request Tuition Assistance will be reactivated. Shortly before midnight, we will run a program that will remove the hold that was placed on all Soldier record's to reactivate the "Request TA" smart link. It will take about 30 to 60 minutes for the program to run and once it is completed all Soldiers who are eligible for TA will again be able to request TA. When TA functionality is reinstated tonight, the rules that governed the use of TA prior to the suspension, as well as the $250 semester hour cap and $4,500 fiscal year ceiling will remain in place throughout the rest of Fiscal Year 2013. If you have any questions please call your Army Education Center for more details.
Updated March 28, 2013, 2:18 p.m.
TA restored for military students
Congress has passed, and the President has signed, the continuing resolution that restores funding to tuition assistance programs. Troy University remains committed to serving the needs of our military students and recognizes their important contributions to the nation. With this in mind, Troy University reaffirms its commitment to provide discount scholarships, as previously announced, to Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard members.
TA students with questions should direct them to their appropriate education center, or to the Troy for Troops Center at the University.
Updated March 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. CDT
Discount Scholarships are approved for military members
University officials have announced the creation of three undergraduate scholarships aimed at preserving tuition rates established for military students.
The Troy for Troops Active Duty Military Discount Scholarship, Military Reserves Discount Scholarship and National Guard Discount Scholarship will require service members to provide proof of eligibility on an application form available for download HERE. Once eligibility is verified, the scholarships will discount any undergraduate tuition charges in excess of $250 per credit hour.
Students who have questions regarding eligibility can contact the University at (800) 414-5756.
The University continues to research avenues to assist those military students who are pursuing graduate degrees.
A news release about the establishment of the scholarships can be viewed by clicking here.
Updated March 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. CDT
Updated March 11, 2013, 4:45 p.m. CDT
March 8, 2013, 3 p.m. CST
Army Tuition Assistance Suspension
The Secretary of the Army today suspended Tuition Assistance immediately for all soldiers – active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel. This means that no soldiers may register for classes through the GoArmyEd portal for any upcoming semester, term, or session. For the Army notice, visit https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_display_news.aspx?news_id=1670&type=5.
Soldiers can initiate or continue GI Bill benefits, or use other funding sources to continue their education. Click here to access TROY’s Veterans Benefits Information.
Troy University students who utilize Army Tuition Assistance will not be able to register for upcoming classes through the GoArmyEd portal. However, Army students who wish to continue their education through Troy University, at their normal tuition rate, may do so by registering for classes through Trojan Web Express.
Students who have questions regarding Army Tuition Assistance, or other military tuition assistance, should contact their local education centers for assistance. For University-related questions or assistance with financial aid, students should contact the University at (800) 414-5756.
Troy University remains committed to meeting the educational needs of America’s fighting men and women, and we will continue to monitor this unfolding situation. We will update our students as needed.
Other Service Branches
U.S. Marine Corps: The Secretary of the Navy has announced that no new USMC enrollments in the Voluntary Education Tuition Assistance Program will be allowed. Marine Corps personnel currently utilizing VETAP will be allowed to continue.
U.S. Navy: No determination has been made with regard to tuition assistance.
U.S. Air Force: The Air Force has suspended tuition assistance as of 5 p.m. March 12.
U.S Coast Guard: Effective March 13, FY13 CG Tuition Assistance is suspended. All members who have submitted applications prior to the cut-off will be notified whether their applications have been approved.