The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals.
In addition to degree programs, TA is available to Soldiers to complete a high school diploma and to complete certificate programs.
TA is not authorized for programs of study beyond a master's degree.
All eligible Soldiers will request TA through Go Army Ed.
By law, officers who use TA incurs a service obligation.
Active Duty officers incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years, and Reserve Component officers incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years.
The ADSO/RDSO is calculated from the date of completion of the last course for which TA was used.Non-Army Service members must obtain TA through their branch of Service.This policy has been mutually agreed upon by all Services.Further details on the provisions of TA are found in AR 621-5 and policy documents signed by the Director, Army Continuing Education System.The Department of Defense (Do D) has directed a uniform per semester hour cap of 0 for tuition assistance (TA) and an annual ceiling of ,500.The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds.