Army Tuition Assistance
Please contact us if you have Army TA questions or issues, so we may assist in getting them resolved for you.
Yellow Steps are Completed in ArmyIgnitED.
Create an ArmyIgnitED Account
A Common Access Card (CAC) is required. Contact your Army Education Office if you need assistance. Logon.gov is NOT used for this site.
Apply to the College
You will receive a college acceptance email within 5 days of applying. Please identify yourself as a military student.
Complete College Admissions Steps
Follow the checklist based on your student status.
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.
Submit Your Education Goal
Search "Alamo" to find your college. You will be required to upload an evaluated degree plan.
SEARCH "ALAMO" TO FIND YOUR COLLEGE
Request Army TA
Log on to your Army account. You must have an approved Education Goal to request TA. The Army TA REQUEST WINDOW is 60-7 days prior to the term start date.
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.
Submit Approved TA
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 the options, below.
Securing Courses & Payment Options
Requesting TA does NOT secure your courses. TA students MUST take action. Below are options you may choose to secure your courses:
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)
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.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
JBSA Fort Sam Houston Help: (210) 221-1738 | email@example.com