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Military Options


Army Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard students seeking to use Tuition Assistance should first refer to their local Army Education Center to set up an ArmyIgnitED account.

Due to the delay in launch of ArmyIgnitED, TA requests for upcoming classes starting March 22, 2021 or later may be affected.

From HQ ACCESS as of 4/16/2021: “For classes that start 23 April 2021 and later, HQ ACCESS is reinstating exception to policy (ETP) Tuition Assistance (TA) funding.  Soldiers should enroll in these classes directly with their Educational Institution.

To ensure that there is no gap in TA funding, Soldiers whose classes start on 8 March 2021 and later will be provided ETP TA funding if TA eligible (e.g., not Flagged, have TA remaining for FY).   As such, no gap exists in a TA-eligible Soldier’s ability to enroll in classes under this ETP.

When the TA program is back online in ArmyIgnitED, Soldiers should follow the guidance provided in previous messages from HQ ACCESS to request ETP TA for classes beginning 8 March 2021 and later.

Once the TA program is active in ArmyIgnitED and Soldiers are able to submit TA Requests into the system, HQ ACCESS will suspend the ETP TA process.  More information will be provided as we move forward.  HQ ACCESS will message Education Institutions (EI) and Soldiers when ArmyIgnitED can process enrollments and when the ETP TA process has been discontinued.”

The following terms are eligible for the ETP:

  • BARTonline Spring 2021 Session 4 (8 weeks) March 22-May 16
  • BARTonline Spring 2021 Session 5 (6 weeks) April 5-May 16
  • BARTonline Spring 2021 Intersession (4 weeks) April 19-May 16
  • BARTonline Summer 2021 Session 1 (6 weeks) May 24-July 4
  • BARTonline Summer 2021 Extended Session (12 weeks) May 24-August 15
  • BARTonline Summer 2021 Session 2 (8 weeks) May 31-July 25
  • BARTonline Summer 2021 Session 3 (8 weeks) June 14-August 8
  • BARTonline Summer 2021 Session 4 (6 weeks) June 28 – August 8
  • Fort Riley College Program Hybrid Cycle 3 (8 weeks) March 22-May 14
  • Fort Riley College Program Hybrid Cycle 4 (8 weeks) June 7-July 30
  • Fort Leavenworth College Program Hybrid Cycle 3 (8 weeks) March 22-May 14
  • Fort Leavenworth College Program Hybrid Cycle 4 (8 weeks) June 7-July 30

If you need an ETP for an upcoming class, please contact your Barton advisor or call the Barton Office at 785-784-6606 ext. 700. The deadline to request an ETP for a spring class is April 22, 2021.

Other Military TA

If you are using Tuition Assistance from the USCG, USAF, US Navy, or USMC, authorizations may be faxed, mailed, or emailed to

Attn: Business Office
P.O. Box 2463
Fort Riley, KS 66442

(785) 784-7542
Attn: Business Office

Veterans Administration (VA)

Information may be obtained from the Veterans Administration office (800) 827-1000 to verify eligibility and requirement to apply. Once your eligibility has been confirmed the Barton Fort Riley Campus will assist you in processing the necessary forms. For more information, please visit our Veteran Services webpage or contact the VA Coordinator at

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certifications or Associate degrees necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field. For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit or contact a SECO Career Coach by phone at (800) 342-9647.

Once your program of study has been approved by MyCAA and course enrollment is complete, please contact Megan Chambers at or (785) 784-6606, ext. 709 to receive your Education and Training Plan (ETP). Please be aware that your ETP must be submitted to MyCAA for approval no later than 14 days prior to your course start date, otherwise the ETP is subject to rejection.