All soldiers must follow the below steps to participate in ArmyIgnitED at the Alamo Colleges District.
We are doing all we can to comply with guidance and instructions from the ArmyIgnitED team and continue to adjust as new updates occur. We are all working to understand the new system, the requirements and our roles within the system, and appreciate continued patience as we all wait for the new system to be fully functional.
Follow these steps at the Alamo Colleges District:
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NOTE: Exception to Policy Requests (ETP)
ETP is a temporary measure put in place by the Army during the migration from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED. This is NOT A PAYMENT, it is a request for future TA payment. Army students who submit a course enrollment upload request will be included on an Exception to Policy (ETP) list. Inclusion on an ETP list does not guarantee future Army TA. Soldiers must qualify for TA per Army regulations. Inclusion on an ETP list does not waive or remove responsibility for future payment for all charges incurred at the college, should TA be denied. Students should seek guidance from their Army Education Counselor before requesting inclusion on an ETP list. Please contact your Army Education Counselor with questions (see JBSA contact information below). TA payments will be applied to the student account when received from the Army.
Payment Deadline & Securing Courses Options:
After you register, you must set up a payment option or be fully paid to avoid being dropped. Below are options you may choose to secure your courses.
- Tuition & Fees Payment Deferment (Payment Extension) Request
This is NOT A PAYMENT, it is a request for additional time to pay. Army TA students may request a Tuition & Fees Payment Deferment to secure courses through payment deadlines. The deferment allows up to 59 days from the start of the term to hold off payment. At the end of the 59-day period, payment will be expected in full, regardless if TA has been approved or not for courses. TA will be applied to the student account when received. Student Forms (See TA MyCAA Payment Deferment Request under your college)
- 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.
Support Contacts for Assistance with ArmyIgnitED:
Alamo Colleges District Help: (210) 486-2001 | email@example.com
JBSA Fort Sam Houston Help: (210) 221-1738 | firstname.lastname@example.org