Soldier – How do I take a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course if it is not part of my degree plan?
There are two ways to go about requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) for a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course that is not a part of your degree plan. Follow the steps below based on your school and degree plan.
If you are required to use Course Planner:
To receive TA for a host country, foreign language, or history and culture course, you must add the course to your Course Planner. To do so, complete the following steps:
STEP 1: In your Course Planner select the “Add Course” button.
STEP 2: Enter “University of Maryland” in the “School Name” field. Select “Look Up” to have a list of schools display.
Select the “University of Maryland University College- Europe” or “University of Maryland University College- Asia” school from the list based on your OCONUS location.
STEP 3: The Browse Course Catalog page displays. Go through the Course Catalog and find the course you wish to take. Select the course. Then select the “Add to Planner”button.
STEP 4: Select the “Add to Planner” button.
STEP 5: The Course Detail page displays, showing your course has successfully been added. Select “Return to Browse Course Catalog” to add more courses to your Course Planner, or “Return to Course Planner” to submit your Course Planner.
Step 6: Select “Non-Degree, Foreign or Culture ” from the drop-down menu for Course Usage.
Select the “Submit” button.
A message will display stating that you have successfully submitted your Course Planner.
Your Course Planner will be routed to your Army Education Counselor for review. If the course is approved on your Course Planner you will be able to proceed with requesting TA for the course.
If you do not use Course Planner:
To receive TA for host country, foreign language, or history and culture course, you must open a Helpdesk case. To do so, complete the following steps:
STEP 1: Select the “Helpdesk Resources” button at the bottom of the GoArmyEd Assistance Center.
STEP 2: Select the “Create Helpdesk Case” link.
The Create New Case page displays. Select the appropriate radio button for “Are you currently OCONUS?” and enter an “Alternate Phone” number.
From the “Please select a Case Type” drop-down, select “Counseling Request.”
In the “Subject” field, please enter “Request for TA for host country/foreign language/history and culture course.” In the “Description” field, enter all specific information regarding the course you wish to take as well as any information you feel the counselor will need to know.
Select the “Submit” button. Your case will be routed to an Army Education Counselor for further action.
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