Tuition assistance is available to service members who are serving on active duty, if they satisfy management requirements and are approved by their chain of command. Airmen planning to attend college should first discuss their interest with their supervisor, and then make an appointment with their local education office. There, they will meet with an education counselor to discuss off-duty education, and if approved, the counselor will estimate their eligibility for using tuition assistance. The self-sustaining Air Force Automated Education Management System platform allows students to submit tuition assistance requests electronically. The system also automatically notifies students and supervisors if there are actions pending — such as missing grades — and communicates with schools to enable them to invoice the government. For more information about personnel programs, visit the myPers website.
For more on tuition assistance, visit the Military.com Tuition Assistance page.