Even if you are not pursuing a degree in GoArmyEd, you will need to complete VIA if you wish to receive Tuition Assistance (TA) for a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course. To begin using VIA, select the “Request TA Access” Smart Link. After completing the interests, preferences, and Career goal sections, complete the following steps:
STEP 1: When prompted to select a Degree Goal, select the “Search for other Degree Programs not listed” button.
STEP 2: Enter “Foreign Language Area Studies” into the “Keyword” field and “University of Maryland” in the “School” field.
STEP 3: Select the Non-Degree Foreign Language or Culture Courses from the search results. When the Degree Program Details page displays, select the “Make my Selection” button.
STEP 4: When prompted to select a school, select the “University of Maryland University College - Europe” or “University of Maryland Univeristy College - Asia” school from the list based on your OCONUS location.
Then select the “Make my Selection” button on the School Details page.
STEP 5: Review your selections and select the “Submit” button. Your selections will be sent to an Army Education Counselor who will either approve or deny your request.
Note: When your Degree and School selections in VIA have been approved you will be able to take up to six (6) semester hours (SH) of TA-funded courses immediately. To take more than six SH of host country, foreign language, or culture courses you will need to complete the Course Planner. For detailed instructions on how to request Tuition Assistance (TA) for a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course see the Related Topic: Soldier – How do I take a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course if they are not part of my degree plan?
Need more help?
- Select the link below to contact your Army Education Counselor for assistance.
Army Education Centers
- Select the "GoArmyEd Assistance Center" link in the left menu to return to the main page.
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