A question about help..

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by jamielulu, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. jamielulu

    jamielulu New Member

    Oct 1, 2013
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    I was hoping to turn to this forum for assistance, as I'm not really sure where else to go.

    I am a current cadet, who is leaving west point on a temporary medical leave of absence (MLOA) until January due to personal issues.

    In the meantime, I would like to take classes online (AMU most likely), and was curious about financial aid that may be available due to the high expense of courses (almost 900 dollars for one class) I really would like to graduate with my class, and taking courses online will put me in the best position with validation..

    What my question is:
    -Do cadets qualify for any active duty tuition benefits?
    -Which programs are available?

    I know a lot of veterans float these pages and often have used the resources the army has, many of which I do not know about.

    Thank you.

  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Have you checked with the Dean's office to see if successful completion of online classes would allow you to validate classes?
  3. 845something

    845something Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    Before you leave West Point, find the Education Director (probably on Furlough now, but at least get their contact info), and ask specifically about the availability of Tuition Assistance (TA) given your situation. They would be the one to help you sign up and file your paperwork for reimbursement if you are allowed.


    You can go to www.GoArmyEd.com and see if you can figure it out through the website.
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    You need to sit down with an Academic Advisor immediately. Sorry to hear of your situation, I hope things go well and you are back at West Point quickly. I knew of a few Mids when I was there who were in a similiar situation. Those who only missed one semester were able to catch up with summer school and taking an extra class each semester and graduate with their classes. Those who missed a full year were either turned back a class or they rejoined their class, but graduated a year or semester later. Not sure how these decisions were made, but I think what year they were played into it. I had one buddy who had cancer plebe year. He took a full year off and was rolled back into the next class. While he recovered he took chem, calculus, english at the community college to stay current and make life easier when he returned to Navy. I think your Academic Advisor is a great place to start so you can discuss what could be validated upon your return or a plan to shoot for upon your return. I would be surprised if TA is available to you.

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