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Army and Space Force require service members to complete a Tuition Assistance briefing prior to accessing their tuition assistance. 

ARMY TA USERS-- set up your account and submit an Education Path plan.  PPCC is actively uploading enrollment and receiving Tuition Assistance requests through Army Ignited without the ETP.

Active Duty Army

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You should be TA eligible if:

  • You do not have a personnel flag on your army records,
  • Your GoArmyEd GPA did not drop below 2.0 (prior TA users)
  • You have not used 16 credit hours worth of TA between 1 October 2020 and 1 September 2021.
  • Your class end date is prior to your ETS date. 
  1. The Department of Defense requires all active duty using Tuition Assistance to receive approval from the Education Service Officer prior to enrolling in college classes. 
  2. Attend "College 101" briefing at your Army Education and Training Center. Mandatory for first time TA users. Briefings held on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1400.  Check in at the front desk, Bldg. 1117 on the corner of Specker and Ellis.
  3. Complete a PPCC Application.  Answer Yes to COF and Selective Service.
  4. First Time Students--attend a Mandatory Orientation for PPCC.
  5. Set up ArmyIgnitED account and submit an Education Path--your program of study/degree needs to match the one selected at PPCC.
  6. College Readiness--complete Accuplacer test (in person Fort Carson office walk-in Monday --Thursday 0830-1430, and 0930-1430 on Fridays. EdReady (web) or submit prior college transcripts showing college level ENG and/or Math for placement exception emailed to mvp@ppcc.edu subject line Army placement exemption. TA will not fund developmental/co-requisite classes without a test score to demonstrate need.
  7. Register for classes through your student portal at PPCC.
  8. Log into ArmyIgnitED 2 days after registering (PPCC must upload your enrollment) and request TA.
  9. TA requests must be completed prior to the start of term. TA requests for classes numbered below 100 (i.e. MAT050) will require an Army Education Counselor override. 
  10. Student Degree Plan/Joint Service Transcripts--PPCC will order your JSTs for evaluation and prepare a Student Degree Plan prior to your completion of 6 credit hours using Tuition Assistance. Do not order JSTs or upload degree plan.

Contact MVP at the Fort Carson Education Center for assistance -- 719-502-4200 or mvp@ppcc.edu.  In person support is available on a walk-in basis 0800 -- 1700 M - T and 0930 - 1700 on F.

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Active Duty Space Force

  1. The Department of Defense requires all active duty using Tuition Assistance to receive approval from the Education Service Officer prior to enrolling in college classes.
  2. Attend a Tuition Assistance Briefing in your Education Center, Bldg.1141, Check in room 106, Briefings held on Tuesdays at 1400 and Fridays at 0900..  
  3. Register for classes through your student portal at PPCC.
  4. Log into your AIPortal with a printed copy of your PPCC class schedule and the tuition costs (no fee information needed).
  5. Select your classes through the catalog and then enter tuition information.
  6. Submit for approval no sooner than 45 days and no later than seven (7) days prior to start of class term.
  7. Your TA request, once approved, will digitally route to PPCC Financial Services.

Contact MVP at Peterson AFB Education Center for support - 719-502-4300 or mvp@ppcc.edu

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