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National Guard to become part of GoArmyEd

Must say that I continue to be impressed with the military education machineGoArmyEd is a pretty great system for Army Tuition Assistance.  Guess the National Guard agrees since they will be using it for National Guard Tuition assistance in 2011. 

Below is the email I received yesterday announcing the change:

"Effective June 2011, Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) will welcome United States Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers as they transition to GoArmyEd, the Army's Virtual Gateway to Education-Anytime, Anywhere.

GoArmyEd currently supports Active Duty and Army Reserve as a one-stop Web site that allows Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and schools to conduct business for all education needs in a seamless Soldier-centric environment.

Guard Soldiers will be able to register for college courses or on-duty classes and review their student records 24X7. GoArmyEd links directly with schools to allow the Army to pay schools upfront, lifting that burden from Soldiers and ensuring that schools are paid in a timely and efficient manner. GoArmyEd enforces Army tuition assistance (TA) policy via logic throughout the portal, ensuring that registered classes are found on the Soldier's degree plan, that no duplicate courses are taken, and that the Soldier maintains a GPA standard required by the Army to be eligible for TA. GoArmyEd also standardizes services at all Education Centers and supports the Army's mobile Soldier base. Ready access to Soldier information allows counselors to help Soldiers wherever they are deployed.

Key Dates to Remember
  • 4 June 2011-Schools with historical ARNG enrollments set-up in GoArmyEd; ARNG Soldiers begin setting up accounts in GoArmyEd; after completing their account set-ups, ARNG Soldiers will be restricted from requesting TA in GoArmyEd until 1 August 2011.
  • 1 August 2011-ARNG Soldiers begin requesting TA in GoArmyEd for courses that start on or after 1 October 2011. ARNG Soldiers will continue to use the current National Guard system to request courses that start prior to 1 October 2011.
  • 1 October 2011-All ARNG Soldiers and Army education personnel begin using GoArmyEd to manage TA for courses that start on or after 1 October 2011; schools using GoArmyEd receive TA requests, process grades, and submit invoices for courses that start on or after 1 October 2011; the current National Guard system is used only for grade reporting, invoicing, and recoupment processing for courses that started prior to 1 October 2011.

Will make a little easier for everyone.  Nice job National Guard and congrats to the GoArmyEd team for creating a great education portal.

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