Air Force restarts tuition assistance

by  Staff Sgt. David Salanitri, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force Week kicks off in New York City4/10/2013 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately.

The service restarted the program as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the current fiscal year.

As a result of the restart, the program will resume the same benefits as before. Airmen are eligible for up to $4,500 per fiscal year and a maximum of $250 per semester hour or quarter hour equivalent to cover tuition and allowable fees. Military tuition assistance is not available retroactively to cover courses taken and paid for using any other funding source during the suspension of military tuition assistance.

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The Ellsworth AFB Education Center is the POC for any questions regarding tuition assistance, GI Bill, or education related questions.