Any Sailor not taking advantage of Tuition Assistance (TA) while on active duty is throwing away $4000 a year.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- As part of the Navy's transformation to a virtual service delivery model, the Navy College Program launched an update to the My Education portal June 27, significantly improving the Web Tuition Assistance approval process for Sailors taking off-duty education courses.
"We've automated a major portion of the WebTA authorization process to improve accuracy, reduce the time it takes to complete the application, and get vouchers authorized," said Cathe Waters, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Voluntary Education (VOLED) lead program analyst. "Not only does the new process give commanding officers greater authority in the TA authorization process, the improvements will enable faster enrollments, grade posting, invoice payments, and make voluntary education less stressful for our Sailors."
Previously, Sailors had to wait for the Navy College staff to manually verify and authorize their WebTA applications after command approval. The new process automatically checks/validates the Academic Institution's (AI) course/tuition information, validates a Sailor's status, including degree plan, counseling, no missing grades, EAOS status, TA annual usage, etc. (more)