WI ARNG EDUC WACRAO Revised 2014

Report
WI Army National Guard
Education Services Office
Madison, WI
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MISSION:
To support the strength and readiness
of the WI Army National Guard by
ensuring the timely processing and
payment of enlistment incentives and
tuition assistance programs. Promote
the attainment of educational goals of
Soldiers and families through advising
and actively providing information which
focuses on the optimal usage of both
state and federal benefits.
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OFFICE STAFF
CPT Dustin Cebula
Education Services Officer (GI Bill)
608-242-3447
[email protected]
CPT Russell Simonis
Incentives Officer (GI Bill)
608-242-3448
[email protected]
SSG Jingbo Zhang
Assistant Incentives NCO (Loans)
608-242-3449
[email protected]
SFC John McCamey
Incentives Manager (Bonuses)
608-242-3423
[email protected]
Mr. Norris Johnson (Go Army)
Regional Educ Services Specialist
608-242-3454
[email protected]
Ms. Karen Behling (DMA)
WI Tuition Grant Program Manager
608-242-3159
[email protected]
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What does the Education Office do
for Soldiers?
1. Ensure Soldiers are administratively eligible for benefits
and incentives:
-Montgomery GI Bill Select Reserve and “Kicker”
-Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)/bonuses
-Federal Tuition Assistance (Go Army) and Tuition Grant
Reimbursement
2. Initiate payment process for SLRP, bonuses and State
Tuition Reimbursement
3. Provide advising and assistance on the usage of state and
federal education benefits (Post 9-11 transferability)
-Individual counseling at annual readiness event
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The Role of the Education
Office
VA
PEC
Education
Office
CVSO
School
Units (BN
Career
Counselors
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Benefits Available to WI ARNG
Soldiers
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Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606, 30, 1607, 33)
Kicker Programs ($200 or $350)
Federal Tuition Assistance (GO ARMY)
Wisconsin Tuition Reimbursement
Wisconsin Tuition Remission (WI GI Bill)
Student Loan Repayment Program
DANTES Testing (CLEP/DSST)
Reimbursement (GRE/GMAT) & National
Certifications/Licensure
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Student Loan Repayment Program
SLRP
Benefits
– $50,000 maximum repayment of student loans
– Pays 15% of disbursed loans up to $7,500 (including interest) or
$500 per year, whichever is greater.
– Taxed prior to payment, paid directly to lender
– May add new disbursed loans depending on what contract states
Eligibility Requirements
– Must have at least 1 qualifying (Title IV Federal loan) and disbursed
student loan at time of enlistment or extension.
Check http://www.nslds.ed.gov for qualifying SLRP loans
– NSLDS Aid Summary Sheet
– NSLDS Detail Loan Information Sheet(s)
Must have a completed contract in personnel records to receive this
program for a 6 year period.
– Must be in a active drilling status
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Student Loan Repayment Program
Payment Process
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DD 2475 sent to Soldiers military email from WI-Education office (30-60 days from
anniversary date). Generally date of contract (600 series form in IPERMS)
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Detailed Instructions will be sent to Soldier/unit, to include guidance on how to
properly fill out DD 2475.
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Soldier is responsible for receiving the form back from the loan holder. Forms
should not be sent directly to EDUC office from the lender.
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All documents should be consolidated at unit for submission to EDUC office.
*Soldiers that have (2) loan holders should consolidate loans immediately. This will
be more advantageous for the Soldier. Again, this is strongly encouraged to better
process payments etc.
*Loans in default are not eligible for repayment and lose payment for the entire year.
-All Soldiers should inquire with their loan holder on how to request loan/s be put in
forbearance/deferment.
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Reserve Educational Assistance
Program (REAP) CH. 1607 Buy Up
Procedures
• Any Soldier in the Ready Reserve may contribute $600 at
any time (if eligible) to receive the additional $150 payment.
1. Complete enrollment form (each time contribution made)
2. Mail form, with Certified Check or Money Order and DD214
3. A confirmation will be sent to military email when
approved
4. Benefits will begin the first enrollment period after the
contribution was made.
5. Soldiers do not receive refund if transfer to Post 9-11
*Forms are available thru the Education Office
or from the Battalion Career Counselors (unit)
Qualifying Full Time National
Guard Duty For Post 9-11
(i) Active Guard and Reserve (ii) ADOS / ADSW/ FTNGD
AGR
- Title 32 or Title 10
*All AGR service qualifies if receive an
Honorable Discharge.
-Can have current orders or DD214
Title 32 Service:
- 502(f)
- Operation Noble Eagle
- 11 Sep 2001 – 31 May 2002
*ONLY qualifying time period
FTA Overview
1. Federal Tuition Assistance Program
a) Region IV States
b) WIARNG FY 12 FTA Stats
c) FTA details
d) Recoupment
e) Fees
2. The Soldier Process (GAE)
3. The School Invoice Process
4. Putting it all Together
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Region 4
Education Services Specialist
Department of Education Accredited Schools vs. GoArmyEd
Schools
ESS Amber Manke
[email protected]
DOE Schools: 156
GAE Schools: 81
RESS Norris Johnson
[email protected]
DOE Schools: 149
GAE Schools: 60
ESS Joshua Fenner
[email protected]
DOE Schools: 212
GAE Schools: 77
ESS Michael Robinson
[email protected]
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DOE Schools: 108
GAE Schools: 53
ESS Jeanna Van Houten
[email protected]
DOE Schools: 361
GAE Schools: 127
Mr. David Mahoney
DOE Schools: 388
GAE Schools: 109
ESS Harold Hall
[email protected]
DOE Schools: 153
GAE Schools: 53
FY 12 WIARNG FTA NON LOI Data
$800,000.00
$700,000.00
$600,000.00
$500,000.00
$400,000.00
$300,000.00
$200,000.00
$100,000.00
$0.00
Obligations
Course Enrollments
Course Enrollees
Q1 - FY2012
$117,971.76
225
84
Q2 - FY2012
$295,069.31
605
148
Q3 - FY2012
$108,391.01
209
85
Q4 - FY2012
$198,082.91
452
115
Total
$719,514.99
1,491
261
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)
Financial assistance provided to Soldiers for taking
voluntary off-duty education programs in support of:
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A Soldier’s professional and personal self-development
goals
Retaining quality Soldiers
Enhancing their career progression
Increasing the combat readiness of the Army
Preparing Soldiers to return to civilian careers
The Department of the Army provides TA support for its own
members but not for those of other Services.
FTA Con’t
• All soldier must
access the GAE portal
to use FTA
• FTA must be
requested prior to
class start date
• FTA pays up to $250
per semester hour or
$166 per quarter hour
• FTA does not exceed
$4500 per FY (OctSep)
• FTA will fund one
credential at any level
up to a Masters
Degree
• FTA will fund a BA/BS
or up to 130 SH of
undergraduate credit
• FTA will fund a
Masters or up to 39
SH of graduate
credit…
“whichever comes first”
FTA Recoupment
Soldiers agree to reimburse the Army upon signing the Annual
Statement of Understanding when:
 The Soldier withdraws from or does not complete a course for personal
reasons
 The Soldier receives a failing grade for academics
 The Soldier receives a failing grade for nonattendance
 The Soldier fails to make up an "incomplete" grade within the time
limits stipulated by the institution or 120 calendar days after the
completion of the class, whichever comes first
 A commissioned officer or commissioned warrant officer fails to fulfill
the service obligation
Fees (Segregated or Other)
• Fees = To be paid with FTA must meet the following
criteria:
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Should never be “bundled” with the tuition cost.
Directly related to the specific course enrollment.
Should be charged to all Students
100 percent refundable
Must be itemized
The Soldier Process
 All NG Soldiers have a
base role created in
GAE
 Soldier completes six
step activation
process and requests
GAE activation
 Requests sent to CRM
queue
 FTA Manager
retrieves from queue
and either activates or
rejects
 If rejected, Soldier is
sent an email
explanation
 If activated Soldier
requests TA for
classes prior to start
date
 FTA manager reviews
TA requests and
either approves or
rejects
 If rejected Soldier is
sent an email
explanation
The Soldier Process Con’t
 If approved, Soldier prints TA authorization form
and submits to school
There are some critical documents the Soldier needs to attach to
their TA request in order to get approval:
 1) Documented degree plan, degree audit report
 2) Course verification document (Start and end
dates/SH)
 3) Cost verification document (Tuition identified)
 4) Current Statement of Understanding
The School Invoice Process
Putting it All Together
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DoD MOU
Rejecting Classes
Exception to Policy
Personal V Military Withdrawal
Onboarding New Schools in GAE
Training Aids for Soldiers and Schools available on the
GAE portal
Questions/Comments!!

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