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Both the Army and the Air Force require service members to complete a Tuition Assistance briefing prior to accessing their tuition assistance.  See links below for the virtual briefings.

ARMY TA USERS--ArmyIgnitEd is currently still offline for TA requests, however new users may set up an account.  PPCC encourages you to enroll in classes to save your seat and does not require payment immediately upon registration.

Active Duty Army

Notice: Army Ignited, the new Army TA portal is unavailable due to data migration issues from GoArmyEd.  We do not have a projected GO-LIVE date is at this time.  The Army Exception to Policy for Tuition Assistance has been reinstated, effective 4/16/21 for classes starting 23 April and later--summer term. Contact the MVP Fort Carson Office at 719-502-4200 or mvp@ppcc.edu for more information.

  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 online. Mandatory for first time TA users. Access online version here. 
  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 719-502-4200 for a testing appointment), 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--call for an appointment.

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Active Duty Air 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 virtual Tuition Assistance Briefing. Schedule your virtual Tuition Assistance Briefing today.
  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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