Tuition assistance increases for undergraduate program

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For the second year in a row, Air Force Reserve Command is boosting the amount of help offered through its Tuition Assistance Program for undergraduate work.

Starting Oct. 1, the Reserve will increase a student's maximum assistance per semester from $187.50 to $250 for undergraduate work, reimbursing reservists for 100 percent of the tuition cost up to $4,500 annually for education programs offered by Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.

Last year AFRC raised the maximum annual aid for reservists from $2,500 to $3,500 and expanded tuition assistance for the DANTES distant learning program to include master's degrees.

The master's degree program will remain the same this year, with the Reserve reimbursing reservists up to 75 percent of the tuition costs. Participants may get up to $187.50 per semester hour or a maximum of $3,500 annually to complete their degrees.

As in the past, the changes are part of the Reserve's ongoing effort to attract recruits and bolster retention.

Unit reservists can learn more about the eligibility requirements and program features from wing education and training offices. If they need additional information, they may contact Master Sgt. Dave Rollins of the training division in the AFRC headquarters directorate of personnel here. The AFRC/DPTS telephone number is (800) 223-1784, Ext. 7-0384, or DSN 497-0384.

Individual mobilization augmentees can obtain assistance from Delaina Hull of the military training division at Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver. ARPC/DPAT's phone number is (303) 676-6396 or DSN 926-6396. (Courtesy of AFRC News Service)