For PME testing in the 507th ARW, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tests are available on:
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. (except Wednesday after UTA)
UTA Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Test requests need to be submitted five duty days in advance to our organization email: email@example.com
For CDC testing, please contact your Unit Training Manager (UTM).
Some tests are unavailable in the 507th ARW, such as the AFOQT, AFCT and DLPT.To schedule an AFOQT, call Military Testing at 405-739-2970.To schedule an AFCT (ASVAB retake) or DLPT, call the 72nd Education Office at 405-739-7408.
Contact the Rose State College Testing Center at 405-733-7320 to schedule a CLEP or DSST exam.
Contact the Rose State College Testing Center at 405-733-7320 to schedule a CLEP or DSST exam.
If you’re an active-duty, Guard or Reserve Airman, Air Force veteran, or qualified survivor or dependent, you may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits through the GI Bill program and other educational assistance programs. The VA may be able to help pay your tuition, pick out a school, choose a career and more.
Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped millions of veterans pay for college, graduate school and training programs. Under this bill, qualifying veterans and their family members can get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training.
If you qualify for more than one VA education benefit, you’ll have to pick which one you want to use. This is an irrevocable decision, meaning you can’t change your mind. Eligibility stipulations and benefit details are available at base education offices.
(GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.)
You may be able to get benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill if you qualify for any GI Bill program and have served on active duty for at least 90 days, with or without a break in service, after September 10, 2001.
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits expire 15 years after your last separation date from active service. You must use all of your benefit by that time or you’ll lose whatever is left. If your service ended on or after January 1, 2013, there is no time limit, or “delimiting date,” to use your education benefits. A recently enacted law gets rid of the expiration date for you.
Benefits are based on aggregate, honorable service and include college tuition (up to a certain amount), a monthly housing stipend and an annual books/supplies stipend. Active duty and distance learning students may receive a pro-rated benefit. The benefit amount depends on which school you attend, how much active-duty service you’ve had since September 10, 2001 and how many credits or training hours you’re taking.
If you haven’t used all of your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, you may be able to transfer up to 36 months’ worth of benefits to your spouse or a dependent child. The Post-9/11 GI Bill's transfer-to-dependent option is designed to help improve military retention and recruiting and is only available to eligible active-duty service members and selected Reservists.
Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to, service members who meet all Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility requirements, have completed six years of service, can commit to serving an additional four more years and have registered their dependents in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.
Airmen receiving a less-than-honorable discharge, even if previously eligible and/or approved for TEB, will lose the transferred benefit and become ineligible for future use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Department of Defense decides whether you can transfer benefits to your family. On July 12, 2018, DOD published a news release about its updated policy on the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family members.
The policy change said that effective immediately, all Airmen must be eligible to complete the required four-year service commitment from the date of their election to transfer benefits. If you were unable to commit to another four years for any reason, you would be unable to request a transfer of benefits.
On Oct. 25, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness pushed the effective date of the policy change out to July 12, 2019, reasoning that certain service members previously eligible to transfer benefits, but who had not yet successfully completed the transfer process, may have found themselves no longer eligible to transfer their educational benefits.
However, Airmen who are separated due to a “force shaping” event, but not retired, retain their eligibility to transfer benefits.
Also effective July 12, 2019, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total active-duty or selected reserve service. The update also included additional changes requiring Airmen on limited duty, involved in a Medical or Physical Evaluation Board or Disability Evaluation System process to wait until the process is complete before assessing transfer of benefits eligibility.
These changes are consistent with DOD’s focus on retention as the armed forces grow and preserve the distinction of transferability as a retention incentive rather than an entitlement.
The provision that requires a service member to have at least six years of service to apply to transfer benefits remains unchanged in the policy.
To find out if you qualify to transfer benefits, contact the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102, 1-210-565-5000 or DSN 665-5000. To transfer benefits, visit the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer Step-by-Step Instructions on myPers.
The Air Force currently pays 100 percent of tuition, up to $250 per credit hour ($4,500 annually), in off-duty courses with accredited schools who have signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding in pursuit of approved degree programs.
All TA Funding Requests must be approved by supervisors, via the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC), and fall within the TA application window of 45 calendar days prior to, and no later than 7 calendar days before, the term start date. Any TA not "supervisor" approved by prescribed start dates will be auto-deleted and a notification sent to the prospective student.
As of Oct. 1, 2014, Airman who have been in-active in pursuing their education for a year or more must receive Follow-Up counseling by their local education office prior to being authorized use of MilTA benefits. Additionally, no more than 124 semester hours (186 quarter hours) for a bachelor's degree and 42 SH (70 QH) for a graduate degree will be funded by MilTA.
A successful course completion is defined as a final grade of "C" or higher for undergraduate courses, and "B" or higher for graduate courses ("Pass" for "Pass/Fail"). Reimbursement is initiated when grades of "D" or "F" in undergraduate courses, and "C","D" or "F" in graduate courses are reported.
There is a mandatory requirement to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) or above for undergraduate, and 3.0 ("B" average) for graduate level. Grades must be reported within 90 days after term end date or the Central TA Office will initiate reimbursement actions for missing grades (from term end date) via CMS. Once reimbursement actions begin, they cannot be stopped or refunded. Please understand that when signing your MilTA Form 1227, you are authorizing funds to be withdrawn from military pay for unsatisfactory grades, not completing courses or missing grades.
Most recent “changes” to MilTA program:
•Supervisors are required to approve all Military TA requests
•MilTA will automatically be denied for Airmen with UIFs, failed PT tests, referral EPR/OPRs or on a Control Roster
•Foreign language courses are only approved as part of a degree or if on the approved shortage list
•MilTA cannot be used for multiple degrees at the same level
In addition to eligibility changes, there have been multiple administrative changes in how Airmen will apply for MilTA and manage their academic goals. Supervisors will also be notified when airmen have incurred a MilTA debt for unsatisfactory completion of their course(s).
Why were these changes made?
Changes were necessary to ensure the continuation of this valuable benefit for Airmen while still managing a fiscally-balanced approach in a resource-constrained environment.
For what other reasons can supervisors deny MilTA requests?
Supervisors can deny MilTA requests for Airman in any level of upgrade training, if the Airman is TDY or PCSing during the academic term, if the Airman is enrolled in PME, or for other factors the supervisor deems an impediment to successful course completion.
Can I appeal my eligibility if denied or are there any waivers?
Automatic denials for Airmen with unacceptable GPAs, pending reimbursement actions, UIFs, failed PT tests, referral EPR/OPRs or on a Control Roster or Airmen whose supervisors denied their Military TA request or other automatic denials cannot be appealed or waived.
How do overall changes impact students?
Airmen are required to take a more proactive approach to managing their course selections and MilTA toward the achievement of specific academic goals. Airmen need to apply for MilTA in a timely manner and work more closely with institution counselors to ensure the courses they are taking are appropriate for individual degree programs. Airmen will also be held accountable for ensuring the AFVEC has current and accurate contact information for them and their supervisors. Airman students will be required to populate a dynamic e-Degree plan in the AFVEC with the help of counselors. Once the education center has approved the plan and the Airman’s supervisor has approved the MilTA request, Airmen will not have to wait for the education center to give final approval. They will be able to select courses from their plan which will automatically be approved upon supervisor signature.
How do changes impact supervisors?
Supervisors are now a more integral part of the MilTA program. Supervisor involvement provides an opportunity for leaders to become more engaged in the professional development of their Airmen, and provides a chance for mentoring. Supervisors will need to work with Airmen to ensure educational goals are achievable without impacting the mission. Additionally, students will be required to keep supervisor email addresses updated in the AFVEC so supervisors can be notified as necessary of related educational actions.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Local installation education offices are available to assist with additional questions or clarification on MilTA benefits and program specifics.
For assistance with civilian tuition assistance, please contact the 72nd Force Support Squadron Civilian Training Operations office at 405-739-7537.
Civilian Tuition Assistance website
Important: The Civilian Tuition Assistance Program is only available to Air Force permanent full-time appropriated fund employees, excluding Air Force Palace Acquire Interns Copper Cap Interns, and employees assigned to the Acquisition Professional Development Program coded positions. However, if an APDP coded position employees is seeking coursework at the doctorate level, they are now eligible for CTAP.
Need to send an official transcript to CCAF? Mail your official transcript to:CCAF/DFRS 100 South Turner Blvd. Gunter Annex, Alabama 36114-3011Or send electronically (e-transcript): firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to send an official transcript to CCAF? Mail your official transcript to:
100 South Turner Blvd.
Gunter Annex, Alabama 36114-3011
Or send electronically (e-transcript): email@example.com
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