There is a group of programs that assist personnel that join the Army reserves with getting an education. They are run by the DoD that helps give soldiers in the Army Reserve different educational and vocational opportunities. Many people enlist and use them to supplement other funding opportunities they have to obtain an education. If you are interested in the Army Reserve, there are several different routes to take to get an education, and nearly all of them have elements that can be used.
CLEP Testing- The Armed Forces of the United States supports the CLEP testing program, and there is no cost for a military Servicemember to take CLEP Tests. You can only pass if you attempt one or more, and if you do pass then you save money by bypassing some college courses that you can get credit for by examination. Before you register for college, be sure to review the offerings available under the CLEP exam program. You may qualify for credit based on what you already know, and if you think you can pass some of the CLEP exams, then you should try and takes some of them.
Tuition Assistance- Every one of the five branches of the Armed Forces has TA tuition assistance programs. Armed Forces Tuition assistance is money that is normally paid directly to the college or university, or institution involved in the training, and covers tuition and select required fees up to 100 percent. Army Tuition Assistance is paid to qualifying reserve and active duty members and helps with up to 100 percent tuition support for college courses that are taken during off duty periods.
Army RVES-The Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services program is involved in different education areas and support opportunities, and these programs include the following:
-Troops to Teachers Program, and Spouse to Teachers program.
-Credit given for previous military experience.
– DANTES, Exam credit program.
-Defense Activity Non Traditional Education Support.
-Support for -American Army Council on Education Registry Transcript System.
-Support for Certification in different job areas and zones.
-Montgomery GI Bill, for Selected Reserve and REAP.
There is assistance available in planning your military and educational future, as well as getting advice on the best course to take to reach your personal goals.