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1 1 Soldier Quick Start Training GoArmyEd Module 3 Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA Green underlined text denotes new or update information

2 2 Overview Requesting TA Topic 1: TA Overview Topic 2: TA Request Requirements Topic 3: Class Enrollment Guide for Requesting TA (step-by-step) Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Topic 5: School Admissions and Rejections Topic 6: Process a Request TA Form in GoArmyEd Topic 7: TA Request Rejection Topic 8: Costs Exceed TA Amount Topic 9: Summary This module is intended to provide you with a checklist for using TA through GoArmyEd. You can enroll in postsecondary classes online through GoArmyEd and your TA benefits will be applied automatically in accordance with Army Education Policy in AR This module includes nine topics: Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

3 3 Topic 1: TA Overview TA Fiscal Year Benefits Soldiers must request TA through GoArmyEd. Soldiers may not bypass GoArmyEd and directly enroll with schools if they plan to use TA. The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed a uniform TA fiscal policy across the military services. Soldiers are subject to an established DoD cap and ceiling each fiscal year. The Army will pay 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a school up to the established semester-hour cap and annual ceiling. TA Fiscal-year Benefits Soldiers are subject to an established DoD Cap and Ceiling (1 October-30 September) Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

4 Topic 1: TA Overview Actions for Soldiers using TA Benefits through GoArmyEd Soldiers need to complete the following steps before using TA: Select “Request TA Access” button to complete the TA Request Wizard before using TA through GoArmyEd After the steps are completed, a case is created and escalated to the Soldier’s education center The Army Education Counselor will take approximately two business days to grant permission to use TA Soldiers receive an if the request is approved or if further action is required 4 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

5 Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard You may request to have TA permissions granted to your GoArmyEd account. TA permissions enable you to request TA benefits through GoArmyEd. The TA Account Request Wizard includes six steps. Each completed step will be marked with a green checkmark. When you complete these steps and submit the request for approval, it will take approximately two (2) business days for an Army Education Counselor to grant you permission to request TA benefits through GoArmyEd. You will be notified by if your request is approved or if further action is needed prior to approval being granted. Below are TA Request Wizard steps: Step 1: TA benefits verification Step 2: View and acknowledge training Step 3: Decide on a home school and educational goal/degree plan Step 4: Initiate and submit a Common Application Step 5: Submit the Tuition Assistance (TA) Statement of Understanding (SOU) Step 6: Submit the request for approval 5 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

6 Step 1: TA Benefits Verification Review information about TA benefits and tuition rates and fees. If you receive a message stating you may be eligible for TA benefits, you can continue to the next step in the TA Account Request Wizard. 6 There are six steps you must complete to request permissions to access tuition assistance benefits. If you receive a message stating you are not eligible for TA, you may need to check your personnel record. Create a helpdesk case for further assistance. Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

7 Step 2: Training Prior to using Tuition Assistance benefits, you must complete training. To understand your roles, responsibilities and requirements for using this benefit you can either: 1) Watch a video (6 minutes) -OR- 2) Read a presentation You must select the radio button to certify you have completed the GoArmyEd training before proceeding to Step Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

8 Step 3: Home School and Degree Plan Select your home school from one of the accredited schools listed in GoArmyEd. 1)Use the “Link to Search School” link 2)Locate your school by entering the appropriate School Name, City, or State and select the “Search” button 3)Locate your school and select the “Add” button. If the school is not found, it may not be set-up yet in GoArmyEd. Create a helpdesk case with the subject “School Not Listed in GoArmyEd” by selecting the Helpdesk icon at the top of every GoArmyEd page Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

9 9 Step 3 cont: Home School and Degree Plan The school you selected will populate in the Home School field 1)Select the appropriate Degree Type from the dropdown 2)Select your Degree Plan from the dropdown. 3)Select your Degree Level from the dropdown 4)Save and continue to Step 4: Common Application 1 Troy University NOTE: If your degree plan does not appear you need to select a Degree Level and manually type in your Degree Name Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

10 10 STEP 4: Common Application You must complete the four sections of the Common Application, which provide your school key information about you and will assist your Army Education Counselor in advising you. o Contact Information o Demographic Information o Prior Education o Additional Information Information should be saved before proceeding to the next tab of the Common Application. A red X will appear next to the Common Application section to alert you when information is incomplete. Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

11 Step 5: Statement of Understanding You must submit an annual TA SOU. The Tuition Assistance (TA) Statement of Understanding (SOU) should be carefully reviewed. You must agree to the terms by selecting the box next to the statement stating that you understand TA and entering your GoArmyEd password as your signature. 11 Soldiers with a rank of E7 and above can submit their TA SOU without the need for commander approval. Soldiers with a rank of E6 and below: Complete the required fields in the Commander Authorization/Verification section. GoArmyEd will send an to the Commander indicating they need to approve or disapprove your annual TA SOU. Once the Commander has accepted the Soldier's SOU, the TA request will be marked as submitted and is routed to ACES for approval. Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

12 12 Step 6: Submit Request Verify the accuracy of all information in previous steps before selecting the “Submit For Approval” button. If your rank is E6 and below, GoArmyEd reminds you that it will send your SOU to your commander for approval. Your TA account cannot be created until your commander approves your SOU. GoArmyEd creates a case on your behalf so you can track the status of your submission. You will receive notification advising when you request is approved or rejected. If it was rejected the will include the reason and instructions for resolving the issue. After your request is approved, you may log into GoArmyEd to begin requesting TA benefits for your classes. Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

13 13 After you have received permission to request TA through your GoArmyEd account: 1)Select the “Request TA” Smart Link on your homepage. 2)For additional assistance with enrolling into classes, view the “How to enroll in a Class through GoArmyEd ” or “How to request tuition assistance through the Tuition Assistance Request process in GoArmyEd ” video to assist you. You can access the videos by selecting the Helpdesk icon at the top of your GoArmyEd homepage. Remember, you must request TA for your class personally in GoArmyEd Don’t wait until the last minute!! 1 2 Topic 1: TA Overview TA Account Request Wizard Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

14 14 Topic 1: TA Overview Viewing Your Account GoArmyEd enables you to view the status of your TA account. Select the “Other Links” Smart Link on your homepage and then select the plus sign next to “Before You Enroll in a Class” to: View how much TA you have used each fiscal year, how much remains in the current fiscal year, and your residency status at your home school by selecting the “View Financial Status” link View a detailed breakdown by fiscal year of all TA-funded classes by selecting the “View TA Details” link Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

15 15 Topic 1: TA Overview Tools to Assist You If you take a class that does not advance you toward your approved degree, or if you fail to successfully complete your class, you may be required to repay the Army the TA dollars. Your SOCAD Student Agreement or Documented Degree Plan, Degree Progress Report (class requirements you have and have not met), Course Planner and Auto Advisor (recommendations for classes that are required by your degree plan) are important tools for guiding your class selection. Create a GoArmyEd Helpdesk case or contact your Army Education Counselor or school advisor directly to assist you before enrolling in a class if you are unsure of which class to take and 1.You do not yet have a SOCAD Student Agreement or a Documented Degree Plan; or 2.The Degree Progress Report is not available for your degree plan. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

16 16 Topic 1: TA Overview Should You Enroll in a Class? Before enrolling in a class, be sure to consider the following factors: Work duties–Have you verified them with your Commander? Time commitments–Should you enroll in an eight-week or 16-week class? Out-of-pocket expenses–Will your class require significant fees not covered by TA? Available TA–Have you considered the number of classes you anticipate taking during the fiscal year? Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

17 17 Topic 2: TA Request Requirements Summary Below is a summary of the key actions you should take when enrolling in a class offered through GoArmyEd. Annual Requirements Complete your annual TA Statement of Understanding (SOU). You will be prompted by GoArmyEd to acknowledge your electronic TA SOU from GoArmyEd every year by your annual deadline. Ensure you have a SOCAD Student Agreement (SA) or Documented Degree Plan in your GoArmyEd Student Record prior to the end of the sixth SH taken at your home school, or before completing nine SH at multiple schools using TA, whichever comes first. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

18 18 Topic 2: TA Request Requirements Summary (continued) Below is a summary of the key actions you should take when enrolling in a class offered through GoArmyEd. Requirements for Every Class Enrollment Assess your availability to take a class or classes. Identify classes that will advance you toward your approved degree. Use your SOCAD Student Agreement or Documented Degree Plan, Degree Progress Report, Course Planner and Auto Advisor. Read the Class Details in the Class Schedule prior to enrolling in a class. Read GoArmyEd messages and instructions that appear during the enrollment process. Resolve any holds or recoupments on your account. Take the training modules titled Holds and Recoupments. Check your preferred account for communications. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

19 There are two methods of enrolling in a class depending on the school you attend. You must not bypass GoArmyEd if you plan to use TA. View the Class Enrollment Guide for detailed Step-by- step Instructions on any process listed below. 19 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Topic 2: TA Request Requirements Summary (continued) Register for a class directly in GoArmyEd Some schools upload classes and tuition costs to an online class schedule in GoArmyEd, enabling Soldiers to search and register for the class through GoArmyEd without requiring Army Education Counselor’s review and approval, and without requiring registration for the class at the school.

20 Process a Request TA Form in GoArmyEd Some schools do not upload classes and tuition costs to GoArmyEd. Soldiers must enter the class and tuition cost information on a Request TA form in GoArmyEd and receive Army Education Counselor approval for the request. Important: Soldiers are required to attach proof of the tuition cost prior to submitting the Request TA form. Valid cost verification WILL include one or more of the following: an itemized receipt or screenshot from an online account with the school, a current invoice from the school, or a statement of tuition and fees specific to your enrollment or account with the school. Tuition and fees must be listed separately. The course start date and number of credit hours is also required for each request. An example of the type of information required for course cost verification and class schedule has been added to the Class Enrollment Guide and the Enroll in a Class instructional video. After providing the school the approved Army Tuition Assistance Authorization, Soldiers then register for the class directly with the school. 20 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Topic 2: TA Request Requirements Summary (continued)

21 21 Topic 3: Class Enrollment Guide for Requesting TA Step-by-step Instructions and Training Videos You can access the Step-by-step Instructions for requesting TA and enrolling in a class two ways. From your homepage, select “View Reference Documents” in the Training Resources section. Or Select the Helpdesk tab located at the top left to view training videos. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

22 22 It is highly recommended that you print and follow the Class Enrollment Guide the first few times that you request TA and enroll in a class using GoArmyEd. The Class Enrollment Guide provides simple-to-follow screen shots of each step in the enrollment process. To enroll in a class, select the “Request TA” Smart Link from your homepage. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd How to Enroll

23 If you are in Drop-down, Other or External degree plan and have completed six semester-hours (SH) at your home school or nine SH at any school (which ever comes first), you are required to submit a Course Planner. Soldiers are required to upload a student agreement or documented degree plan in the Course Planner. To complete Course Planner Soldiers should use their student agreement or documented degree plan to input the total number of units still required to complete their degree and then input the remaining courses to fulfill these units. Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Course Planner To begin using Course Planner, select the “Course Planner” Smart Link from your homepage. 23 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

24 Use the Course Planner to track your academic progress in GoArmyEd. You must complete the Course Planner once you have met the six SH or nine SH requirement. To set up your Course Planner: Upload your Student Agreement/Documented Degree Plan Enter your Units Remaining to Graduate Search and add courses that will advance you towards your chosen degree Your Course Planner will be submitted to your Army Education Counselor or School reviewer for approval. View the reference document titled, “Using Course Planner” for Step-by-step Instructions on using the Course Planner tool in GoArmyEd. 24 Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Course Planner (cont) View the reference document titled, “Using Course Planner” for Step-by-step Instructions on using the Course Planner tool in GoArmyEd. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

25 When your Course Planner is approved, you are ready to enroll in your class or generate a Request TA form through GoArmyEd. You will be automatically routed to one of three enrollment paths using Course Planner. Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Course Planner View the reference document titled, “How to Enroll into Classes Using the Course Planner” for Step-by-step Instructions on using the Course Planner tool in GoArmyEd. 25 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

26 26 Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Paying for the Class During the class enrollment process, if the “YOU MUST PAY” field on the Confirm Classes screen indicates you are responsible for all or a portion of the class cost, you must self-pay that amount directly to the school. A brief description of the reason for payment appears. Your Financial Status and TA Details pages are updated automatically to deduct the TA applied to the cost of your class from your annual benefit. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

27 27 Topic 4: Register for a Class Directly in GoArmyEd Auto Advisor View instructions for using Auto Advisor, a streamlined process for enrolling in classes aligned with your approved degree plan. The feature is not available to Soldiers enrolled in an External Degree Plan, Other Degree Plan, or a degree labeled with a “–d“ in the Schools and Programs section of GoArmyEd. Auto Advisor uses data from degrees that are fully set-up in GoArmyEd to make its recommendations. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) From the GoArmyEd homepage, select “View Reference Documents” in the Training Resources section. Select Step-by-step Instructions titled: “Using Auto Advisor.”

28 28 Topic 5: School Admissions and Rejections School Accepts/Denies Request Your school automatically receives your enrollment request within one business day of your submission. Your school either accepts or denies the request. If you are admitted to the class, you should receive an from your school confirming your class enrollment. You also may receive communications about the tuition balance due (if TA does not cover the full cost of the class). All active class enrollments will be listed on your GoArmyEd homepage. If the school rejects the class registration request, an automated is sent to your preferred account to inform you that your request has been rejected and explain why. The funds that were deducted from your annual TA benefit when you processed the registration request will be restored to your account. Schools are asked to process class enrollment rejections within three business days of receiving a class registration request. Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

29 The Request TA Form If your degree plan listed on your Student Record is listed as an External Degree Plan you must process a Request TA form through GoArmyEd to request TA for the school. A Request TA form must be requested prior to the class start date or seven days after the official class start date, whichever comes first. Topic 6: Process a Request TA Form in GoArmyEd Requesting TA 29 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) View the reference document titled, “How to Enroll into Classes Using the Course Planner” for Step-by-step Instructions on using the Course Planner tool in GoArmyEd.

30 If your Request TA form is approved, you are ready to enroll in your class directly with your selected school. You must provide the Army Tuition Assistance Authorization to your school by mailing, faxing, or hand delivering it to the appropriate office at your school. 30 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Topic 6: Process a Request TA Form in GoArmyEd Requesting TA View the section in the Class Enrollment Guide titled, “How to Print an Army Tuition Assistance Authorization Form” to print the form.

31 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) View the status for a specific Request TA form and class located within the TA Request Status column on your homepage in the My Education section. If the status of your Request TA form is: Pending: Your request is in the Request TA queue awaiting the Army's review and decision. Approved: Provide the approved form to your school and enroll in your class directly with your school. Rejected: Resolve the issue stated the . You have a limited time to resubmit the same Request TA form. Dropped: The Request TA form was processed as a drop or withdrawal. Topic 6: Process a Request TA Form in GoArmyEd Status of TA Request 82 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

32 If your TA Request is rejected, you will receive an stating the reason. If you resolve the issue within seven days after the class start date, you can resubmit the same Request TA form. If you have any questions, please contact your Army Education Counselor. Follow the steps in the Quick Reference Guide titled, “Resolve Rejected Tuition Assistance (TA) Form,” or view the Instructional Video titled: Resolving a Rejected TA Request Form for assistance. A Request TA form must be submitted prior to the class start date or seven days after the official start date, whichever comes first. You must provide the Army Tuition Assistance Authorization to the appropriate office at your school. 32 Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) Topic 7: TA Request Rejection

33 33 Topic 8: Top-Up Form Excess Class Costs If eligible, you may use a Top-Up Form to request reimbursement from Veterans Affairs (VA) for excess class costs. To access the Top-Up Form from GoArmyEd, select the “Other Links” Smart Link. Next, select the plus sign icon next to “Enroll or Drop/Withdraw from a Class” link, then select “Top-Up Form.” Follow the instructions on the Student Top-Up Form Generation screen. Contact your Army Education Counselor for additional information on the VA Top-Up program and on other financial support that is available to you. Note: The Department of Veterans Affairs is the final approving authority for all GI Bill education benefits Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)

34 34 Topic 9: Summary Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) You have completed the Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) module. In this module, you have learned about the following: Location for reviewing a complete listing of classes you have taken to date using TA and related financial information Class enrollment process Where to find resources in GoArmyEd to assist with class selections Use of the GoArmyEd Class Schedule to identify classes that advance you toward your degree Completion of class enrollments through GoArmyEd Process for registration requests when received by a school (either acceptance or denial by the school) Module 3: Requesting Tuition Assistance (TA)


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