Hot Topics & FAQs

Location:
Bldg. 323C, Rm 127
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4015
(402) 294-5716
DSN: 271-5716

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed every Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m. for training
Sat, Sun, & Holidays: Closed

Chief of Education & Training Services:
Lewis Valentine

Administrative Support:
Joan Thull

TA Alternatives

1. Financial Aid for Military Members
Federal Student Financial Aid
VA Education Assistance

2. General Online Scholarship Websites
College Board Scholarship Search
COLLEGEdata
College Scholarships
Fast Web
FinAid
Scholarship America
Scholarships.com
Air Force Association

3. CLEP and DSST
CLEP and DSST tests still remain viable options to advance educational goals as well CCAF requirements. Students are encouraged to be vigilant in preparing themselves for testing; please take full advantage of materials available at the Education and Training Section or visit https://www.petersons.com/college-search/college-test-prep.aspx. Please stop by the Education and Training Section (ETS) if you have questions concerning which CLEP/DANTES test will fulfill your educational requirement. Note: The first test is offered free of charge; if the required score is not achieved, the second attempt is not funded by DANTES; the member will incur full cost for retesting.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

TA & Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements
Airmen who do not maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or higher (3.0 or higher for graduate program) after completing 15 semester hours or equivalent, will not be authorized Mil TA until they raise their GPA to required level. With regard to graduate level, the member must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 grading scale after completing six semester hours or equivalent. To compute GPA, the ETS will use all grades funded with Mil TA regardless of reimbursement actions. Mil TA is not authorized to allow a member to raise their GPA; it is incumbent upon the member to fund and provide official grades to ETS verifying GPA increase. The Air Force will not reimburse a student for course(s) taken at a student's own expense to raise GPA. (AFI 36-2649, para 6.1.7)

TA Submission & Fees Guidelines
Reminder: TA request can be submitted up to 45 days prior to term/class start date, but not later than seven days prior to the first day of the term or class (for schools not on a term system). Fees are not covered by TA unless they meet the requirements of AFI 36-2649, para 6.5.24 (ie: course related, mandatory, reimbursable/refundable, etc.).

TA & Course Overload Requirements
The Air Force is highly encouraging students to be prudent with their time and Air Force resources. They must understand the risk involved in taking a course overload and working full time, which means repaying the Air Force for unsuccessful completion of any course work. Students taking more than six semester hours or more than nine quarter hours will trigger a quality check by the automated system. The Education and Training Section may contact the student's supervisor to confirm that the student has their approval. The ETS Chief has the discretion to deny MilTA if they believe the course load is detrimental to the Airman or the Air Force. (AFI 36-2649 para. 2.5.11)