Tuition Assistance Program A Go For The Army

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord manage their education records and request Tuition Assistance, July 2012.

The U.S. Army restored its Tuition Assistance program today, after suspending new enrollment in the program last month due to sequestration cuts.

This morning the Army reactivated its online system for enrollment, called GoArmyEd. According to the website:

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.

After hue and cry from veterans groups and lawmakers about the suspension of military Tuition Assistance programs, Congress ordered them to be reinstated. However, the Marine Corps and Air Force have not yet been able to restore their programs after suspending them in March.