How Do I Qualify?
Currently serving in the Army National Guard, and have completed at least one year of service from your AIT/BOLC graduation date and do not have an ETS or MRD prior to completion of course(s). Officers and Warrant Officers are subject to a four year Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) OR
two year Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO). Unit flags prevent use of TA funding until flag is successfully resolved.
What Do I Get?
FTA will pay up to $250 per semester hour(SH)/$165 per quarter hour(QH) up to 16 SH/24QH per fiscal year
Lifetime limit of 21 SH to complete a certificate program
Lifetime limit of 130 Undergraduate SH/195 QH (Associates and/or Bachelors Degree)
Lifetime limit of 39 Graduate SH/58 QH (Master's Degree)
FTA may pay towards the cost of tuition ONLY IF:
o The college/university is regionally or nationally accredited and is a GoArmyEd participant
o The course must award college credit (semester hours, quarters hours or clock hours)
o The funded course(s) meets a requirement in your documented degree plan from the school (this can include prerequisite courses)
o Maintain an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 for FTA-funded courses
o Maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 for FTA-funded courses
o Is NOT used in conjunction with Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR or Chapter 1607 REAP
FTA may pay toward one credential at each of the following levels:
o Undergraduate level certificate/certification
o Associate Degree
o Bachelor Degree
o Graduate level certificate/certification
* Must NOT have already earned a Master Degree to be eligible
o Master Degree
* First Professional Degrees NOT eligible (i.e. doctorate degrees, juris doctorates, etc.) *If you have used any FTA for a Bachelor’s Degree (even 1 credit hour) you must complete ten years of service prior to using FTA for a Master’s Degree