Tuition assistance will now be available immediately for Soldiers of all components after Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Officers who have completed the Basic Officer Leaders Course and warrant officers who have graduated from the Warrant Officer Basic Course will also immediately be eligible for tuition assistance. Also, Soldiers who wish to pursue a master's degree will no longer have to wait 10 years in order to apply for tuition assistance funding. This policy change takes effect Aug. 5, according to Army Directive 2018-09 (Army Tuition Assistance Policy) of June 6, 2018. For more information, contact your installation education office.
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