Tuition Assistance

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Refer to the steps below to help you while applying”  Also add the following in a new paragraph: “When looking to take advantage of military tuition assistance it is always important to connect with your education service officer (ESO) from your branch of service and get approval from your command. They will have updated information on the process for your specific branch of service. Further details on the provisions of TA are found in AR 621-5 and policy documents signed by the Director, Army Continuing Education System.

Steps to apply for Army Tuition Assistance

To continue to use FTA, all Soldiers MUST create a Soldier account in ArmyIgnitED by going to and selecting “Get Started.” Soldiers training videos are available:

Select an Education Path from the Degree Selection that matches you program of study with IUPUI, IUPUC or IUFW (depending on which campus you are admitted to).  For assistance with creating your education path, click the link below:

Meet with your advisor to verify and obtain your degree plan and enroll in your courses with IUPUI, IUPUC or IUFW

Complete the MACHForm to obtain the EI FTA Request Form. Once you receive and have completed the EI FTA Request Form you will need to submit it to the OVMP for processing. This MUST be done prior to 15 days before the start of coursework.

Once the OVMP has uploaded the proper files you will need to select the Courses from the course list  in ArmyIgnitED and Confirm these courses for Tuition Assistance consideration.

  • The institution cannot guarantee payment of tuition assistance as promised by the U.S. Army. If your Tuition Assistance is rejected by ArmyIgnitED the balance of the account remains a student debt.
  • FTA cannot be awarded if submitted after the class start date (AR 621-5).
  • FTA can be requested as early as 60 days prior to the class start date.
  • Step 5 (Above) must be completed NO LATER THAN five (5) days before the class start date.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to manage and maintain knowledge of any changes in the mechanics of the ArmyIgnitED program.
  • TA covers tuition only. TA will not pay for fees institutions levy, unless authorized by DoD Instruction 1322.25.
  • The Army will fund 100% of the tuition for up to 16 hours of credit, not to exceed $250 per credit hour (for a total of up to $4,000 per fiscal year).

If you have additional questions regarding your FTA contact one of the following:

The FTA Program Manager at or 317-964-7147

The ArmyIgnitED Help Desk Directly at 1-877-272-1330, Option 8.

Stout Field Education Office 317-247-3300 x77020