Army Tuition Assistance

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We are here to help.  Please contact us if you have Army TA issues, so we may assist in getting them resolved for you.

ArmyIgnitED Message: 25 August 2022

ArmyIgnitED Message: 15 July 2022

ArmyIgnitED Steps

YELLOW STEPS are completed in ArmyIgnitED.

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Create an ArmyIgnitED (2.0) Account

You will need your CAC.  Contact your Army Education Office if you need assistance. Logon.gov is NOT used for this site.

ArmyIgnitED 2.0

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Apply to the College

You should receive a college acceptance email within 5 days of applying.  Please identify yourself as a military student.

ApplyTexas

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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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Obtain Evaluated Degree Plan

Once admitted and after the college has all previous transcripts, you will find your evaluated degree plan in your student ACES account under GPS.

How-To Steps

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Submit Your Education Goal

Search Alamo Community College District and the college you have selected to find your Academic Institution.  You will be required to upload an evaluated degree plan.

How-To Steps

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Request Army TA

Logon to your Army account.  You must have an approved Education Goal to request TA.  TA REQUEST WINDOW is 60-7 days prior to term start date.

How-To Steps

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Register for Classes

Course information including course numbers, term dates and mode of instruction must match the TA document or TA will be rejected by the college. 

How-to Video

JBSA & Military Courses

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Secure Your Classes

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

Deadlines Business Office Request Deferment

Securing Courses & Payment Options

Requesting TA does NOT secure your courses.  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 Billâ„¢ 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