An advisory has been issued that applies to anyone using TA and their GI Bill simultaneously, especially those of you using 1606 or 1607. The National Guard Bureau is trying to repeal this but until further notice we cannot certify your classes if you have tuition assistance. At this point the only recourse available to us is Congress, write our representative an email or contact Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.dva.wa.gov/ to seek advice on resources.
Please notify VCO@esc.edu and the office of firstname.lastname@example.org whether you decide to use your VA benefits or Tuition Assistance to ensure that your enrollment is processed correctly.
Effective with the fall 2014 term, all active duty, military, guard, reservists and veterans are eligible for an Empire State College military tuition grant of $7 per credit to offset their educational costs. The net tuition for military students is $250 per credit, a slight increase over the previous rate of $247 per credit, but within the DoD cap.
More information is available on the Student Accounts website.
William Yaeger has published an article in Military Advanced Education, October 2013 issue, titled "Tax Benefits for Education," page 25.
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