Army Tuition Assistance

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The Colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are successfully uploading student data to the ArmyIgnitED system.  We are invoicing for prior and current terms as quickly as possible.  Please contact us if you have Army TA issues, so we may assist in getting them resolved for you.

Message to Soldiers from ArmyIgnitED: 15 July 2022

 

ArmyIgnitED Steps

YELLOW STEPS are completed in ArmyIgnitED.

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Create your ArmyIgnited Account

Contact your Army Education Office if you need assistance.

ArmyIgnitED

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Apply to one of our Colleges (Your Home College)

You should receive a college acceptance email within 5 days.

ApplyTexas

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Request an Education Path

The PATH must be for your home college and takes 2-3 days for processing.

How to Guide

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Complete College Admissions Steps

Follow the checklist based on your student status with us.

First Time Student Returning Student Transfer Student

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Register for Classes

When registering for classes at the Alamo Colleges District outside your home college, please see the Guest School Courses link for information.

How-to Video

Guest School Courses

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Submit an Upload Request

The college will provide your current student degree plan and course enrollments to the Army. Allow 2-3 days for processing.

Upload Request

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Secure Your Classes

TA students MUST set up a payment plan, be fully paid or on payment deferment to avoid being dropped for non-payment. See options, below.

Deadlines

Business Office

Request Deferment

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Request Army Tuition Assistance

TA requests are possible only during the TA REQUEST WINDOW (60-10 days prior to term start).  Enrollments must be uploaded by the institution before requesting TA.

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Exception to Policy Requests (ETP)

ETP is a temporary measure put in place by the Army after the migration from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED to secure TA funding.    

  • Only courses for prior terms which have already finished will be uploaded as ETP.
  • Late enrollments and enrollments for current terms for which TA was not requested within the TA window will not be supported as an ETP without documentation from an Army Education Counselor of a legitimate issue. 
  • Please speak with your Army Education Counselor if you have questions regarding ETP.
  • Please speak with the Military Support Services team if you need to have unreported ETP courses from prior terms uploaded to the ArmyIgnitED system.

Securing Courses & Payment Options

TA students MUST set up a payment option, be fully paid or on payment deferment to avoid being dropped.  Below are options you may choose to secure your courses:

Payment Deferment (Payment Extension) Request for Pending TA

This is NOT A PAYMENT, it is a request for additional time to pay.  Army TA students may request a Payment Deferment to secure courses through payment deadlines.  TA will be applied to the student account when received from the Army.  
TA MyCAA Payment Deferment Request:  Student Forms

Payment Plan Option

Our colleges offer payment plan options to split tuition and fee payments into smaller, more manageable amounts, over a defined schedule.  TA will be applied to the student account when received.  Pay My Tuition (See My Tuition Payment Plan)

GI Bill™ Option

Active Duty members can utilize their GI Bill™ benefits for tuition purposes. Service members must apply directly to VA at VETS.GOV.  We recommend calling the VA prior to using VA benefits at 1-888-442-4551.

Self-Pay Option

As a last resort, all students may opt to pay for their courses through their student account in ACES by credit/debit card or by electronic check.  Those with Financial Aid Awards will have the aid applied to their account balances first before any disbursements (refunds) are processed.  Please check with your college Financial Aid Office if you have questions.  TA received after self-payments, will be applied to the student account and refunded to the student. Pay My Tuition.

Exception to Policy Requests (ETP)

ETP is a temporary measure put in place by the Army after the migration from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED to secure TA funding.

  • Only courses for prior terms which have already finished will be uploaded as ETP.
  • Late enrollments and enrollments for which TA was not required within the TA window will not be supported as an ETP without documentation from an Army Education Counselor of a legitimate issue.
  • Please speak with your Army Education Counselor if you have questions regarding ETP.
  • Please speak with the Military Support Services team if you need to have unreported ETP courses uploaded to the ArmyIgnitED system.

Support Contacts for Assistance with ArmyIgnitED:

Alamo Colleges District Help: (210) 486-2001 | dst-military@alamo.edu

JBSA Fort Sam Houston Help: (210) 221-1738 | usarmy.jbsa.asa.mbx.education-center@mail.mil