Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) is available to active duty service-members and drilling members of the National Guard and Reserve components. This program will pay up to $4,500 per fiscal year toward tuition expenses including some student fees. In some cases, this benefit can be used in conjunction with other veterans education benefits.
This program has a limited budget and is paid on a first come first serve basis, so it is important to apply early. This benefit is paid directly to the college. You are required to earn a “C” and maintain a 2.0 GPA or better in your classes. Failure to complete classes satisfactorily will require repayment of FTA funds by the soldier.
Application website for Army Active Duty, National Guard & Reserve: https://armyignited.com/app/
Current Application Process
For current service members wanting to utilize Federal Tuition Assistance within Army IgniED, please complete the following steps in order to use FTA. The FTA exception to policy used previously has ended and you will need to request FTA through Army IgnitED.
Deadline to apply: Five days prior to start of classes.
For more information on FTA, visit: https://linkvet.org/app/answers/detail/a_id/946
For questions regarding benefit details, eligibility or application assistance please contact:
Veterans Resource Center
AS-100 Administrative Services Building
Central Regional Coordinator, MDVA Higher Education Veterans Program
AS 100-E Administrative Services Building
Cell: (320) 493-8153
Resource Center (320) 308-2185