ARMY - AR 621-1
Advanced Education Programs and Requirements for Military Personnel
|Publication Date:||11 December 2019|
a. This regulation provides policies for full-time educational programs (fully-and partially-funded) for active duty commissioned, WOs, and NCOs, in civilian schools, institutions, commerce, or industry, at civilian institutions for Regular Army (RA) personnel.
(1) Fully-funded long course programs. While attending civilian schooling, personnel receive full pay and allowances with the majority of the tuition and other schooling costs being assumed by the U.S. Army. Soldiers attend school instead of performing usual military duties.
(2) Partially-funded long course programs. While pursuing a graduate degree the Soldier receives full pay and allowances with the majority of tuition and other schooling costs paid by the Soldier from personal funds and/or benefits to which the Soldier was entitled. Soldier attend school instead of performing usual military duties. Partially-funded include the Degree Completion and Cooperative Degree programs.
(3) Training with industry. Provides training and/or development of skills in U.S. private sector procedures and practices not available through existing military or ACS programs or other established training and education programs.
(4) Short course training at civilian institutions for Soldiers on active duty.
b. Study leading to a degree in religion, or theology, or programs sponsored by the Surgeon General are not covered by this regulation. For advanced medical or dental education refer to AR 351-3. For programs sponsored by the Chief of Chaplains refer to AR 165-1.
This regulation establishes policies and assigns responsibilities and processes for full-time educational programs (fully-and partially-funded) for active duty commissioned, warrant officers (WOs) and noncommissioned officers (NCOs), in civilian schools, institutions, commerce, and training with industry (TWI), Service schools offering accredited degrees Section 4301, Title 10, United States Code (10 USC 4301).