The Arkansas Army National Guard offers its members great opportunities
to get a college education. These programs are generally
referred to as Voluntary Education. The
ACES (Army Continuing Education System) offers the following
education programs to help soldiers reach their education goals:
- Tuition Assistance
- Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOCAD)
- Other Army Education Resources
1. Army Federal Tuition Assistance (TA). The new policy allows Arkansas Army National Guard
Soldiers to use TA after successful completion of their first
year of service after graduating from either AIT, OCS or BOLC.
Soldiers are eligible for up to 16 semester hours per fiscal
year and they can use TA for a second, higher-level
post-bachelorís degree after completion of 10 years of service.
The second degree time in service requirement applies to
movement from a bachelorís to a masterís degree and not from an
associateís to a bachelorís degree.
Also, the 10-year requirement only applies if Army TA was used
to pay for any portion of the undergraduate coursework.
Soldiers can request TA online through the ACES portal called GoArmyEd at
2. Service members Opportunity Colleges degree program
(SOCAD). SOCAD is the Service members Opportunity Colleges
(SOC) degree program for the Army.
- SOCAD consists of
colleges that offer associate and bachelor's
degree programs on or accessible to Army
- SOCAD colleges form
networks in which each college accepts credits
from all the others.
SOCAD guarantees that you and your adult family members can
continue toward completion of your degrees even though the Army.
There are also degrees available by distance learning that
require no classroom residency.
Army Continuing Education Policies (ACES-HQ)
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|Page last updated on:
30 December 2016