GAARNG EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE (ESO)
Joint Force Headquarters
1000 Halsey Ave SE, Building 447
Marietta, GA 30060-4277
POINTS OF CONTACT
GA TuitionAssistance (TA) Manager:
Mr. TomBolin (678) 569-5067
GA GI Bill Manager:
Mr.Todd Brinkley (678) 569-5345
GA Education Services Officer (ESO):
CW2 Mathew Hanson (678) 569-5232
We areavailable to assist you with your educational goals. Meeting with a counselor is key to becomingacquainted with programs and services that support your needs. Counseling is available for walk-in service orby appointment. The GA ESO can assistall service members with college counseling, procedures for receiving funding,and streamlining college registration.
The Department of Defense has a uniform TA policy that provides financialassistance for voluntary off-duty education programs at the rate of up to $250per semester hour with a ceiling of 16 semester hours per fiscal year. Eligible Soldiers can apply online atGoArmyEd.com
We can assist you with GI Bill, College Fund, VEAP, Top-Up and other VA educationbenefits programs. These benefitssupport a variety of training, including college studies, vocational schooling,apprenticeship/OJT programs, correspondence studies, and more. The GI Bill can be used to pay for expensesnot covered by TA. Eligible Soldiers canincrease the total value of their GI Bill benefit by contributing additionalfunds to their account. Visit <http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/>for a comprehensive review of these benefits.
The student loan repayment incentive can repay up to $50,000 of qualifyingFederal guaranteed student loans. You musthave a current student loan to be eligible for the incentive. Repayment does not happen automatically. Eligible Soldiers must take an active role ininitiating loan repayment documents and ensuring loans remain in good standing whilebeing repaid by the government. Soldiersare required to submit an annual update that has to be completed by theirlender.
There are numerous ways to finance your education. Ask your education professionals aboutin-state rates at public schools, grants, including the GA HOPE Scholarship,student loans, and work-study programs.
ARMY TESTING (e.g. DANTES, ASVAB, CLEP):
GA ESO does not currently conduct testing. Please contact Fort Benning or Fort Gordon:
FortBenning Testing Center - Army Personnel and Academic Testing
Soldier'sPlaza, Building 2612
FortBenning, GA 31905
FortGordon Test and Evaluation Branch
BarnesAvenue, Bldg 25602
FortGordon, GA 30905