Statement of Understanding for Use with Army Tuition Assistance (TA) the proponent agency is DCS, G-1 DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 AUTHORITY PRINCIPAL PURPOSES ROUTINE USES DISCLOSURE
For use of this form, see AR 621-5;
10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; 10 U.S.C. 2005, Advanced education assistance: active duty agreement; reimbursement requirements; 10 U.S.C. 4302, Enlisted members of Army: schools; AR 621-5, Army Continuing Education System; and E.O. 9397 (SSN). To provide a record for soldiers that agrees to the terms and conditions of the Army Tuition Assistance program. This statement becomes part of the Soldier’s military education records used to document Army Education management actions. The DoD “Blanket Routine Uses” that appear at the beginning of the Army’s compilation of systems of records apply to this system. Voluntary. However, failure to agree with the terms of the Army Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding will prevent enrollment and financial assistance.
1. BASIC TUITION ASSISTANCE: I understand-a. The Army will pay a specified percentage of the total tuition and fee charges IAW AR 621-5 of an educational institution if I am authorized Army Tuition Assistance (TA). The total educational TA received will not exceed the Department of Defense established fiscal year (FY) tuition ceiling and caps. I agree to pay the remaining amount of tuition and other costs and fees associated with my attendance at any educational institution. b. TA is authorized on a course-by-course basis for classes that support my approved educational degree plan in GoArmyEd. No changes will be made in the courses or dollar amounts for which TA is approved without the approval of Headquarters Army Continuing Education System (HQ ACES). Any additional agreements between the educational institution and me are not binding on the Army and if TA is not authorized, I agree to pay the cost of tuition to the Army and/or school. c. The use of TA is limited to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit, or a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first; and 39 semester hours of graduate credit or a master’s/first professional degree, whichever comes first; or for those exceptions outlined in AR 621-5. d. I will obtain an approved education plan from my academic institution within the stipulated timeframe or completion of 9 semester hours (SHs), whichever is less, before requesting additional TA. 2. ELIGIBILITY: a. All active duty Soldiers. b. All Soldiers in AGR status, pursuant to Title 10 and Title 32. c. All Reserve Component personnel in an active drilling status who are coded as ‘satisfactory participant.’ d. TA is authorized for courses leading to completion of a documented educational plan for one credential each at the certificate, associate, bachelor, and master level. I understand I am not eligible to pursue courses leading to a lower or lateral postsecondary credential (except as noted for certification or licensure and for state education credential as described in AR 621-5). e. I understand I am not eligible to pursue a lower or lateral credential. f. I am not attending schooling under provisions of AR 621-1 (Fully Funded Officer Education Program (excluding Training with Industry), Expanded Graduate Education Program, Degree Completion Program, Cooperative Degree Program, Advanced Degree Program and Short Courses Training), or as a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship recipient, or the Green to Gold Program. g. TA will only be issued to work on one credential at a time. h. I am not flagged under provisions of paragraph 1-12, or 1-13 AR 600-8-2. APFT and Weight Control flags do not make Active component and National Guard Soldiers ineligible for TA. i. I have not received approval for voluntary separation under VSI or SSB programs. j. I must achieve and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 upon completion of 15 SHs (or equivalent) of undergraduate college credit courses funded by...
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