Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program

Congratulations to the 13 applicants who were approved for selection to participate in the ATAP program beginning October 1, 2021.
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General Program Information

The Army Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) is a Fiscal Year (Oct-Sep) annually funded program. It is designed to provide tuition assistance, (including technology and laboratory fees), within funding limits, to eligible Army acquisition workforce members pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applicants, along with their supervisors, are required to sign a Service Agreement as part of the application process.

Applicants selected to participate in the program are required to complete funded courses with at least a grade of “B” in each graduate course and at least a “C” in each undergraduate course. Applicants selected to participate in the program are required to reimburse the Federal Government for tuition costs, laboratory and technology fees associated with each class that does not meet the above standards.

Applicants selected to participate in the program are in the ATAP Program until they complete their degree requirements or are voluntarily or administratively removed from the program.

ATAP Program

Announcement:

ATAP Announcement

Policy and Procedures:

“Currently Under Review”

Eligibility Requirements:

Army Acquisition workforce civilians who are pursuing courses towards a bachelor’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be coded as “1- Permanent -Tenure Group 1” in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System
  • Must meet credentials and certification level required for the current position
  • Not have a bachelor’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline
  • Be fully accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at a nationally or regionally accredited university or college of their choice

Army Acquisition workforce civilians pursuing courses towards a master’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be coded as “1- Permanent -Tenure Group 1” in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System
  • Must meet credentials and certification level required for the current position
  • Not have a master’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline
  • Be fully accepted into a master’s degree program at a nationally or regionally accredited university or college of their choice

DoD laboratories applicants designated as STRL pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline must meet the following requirements (Note: Term employees not appointed under Section 1109, FY16 NDAA are not eligible to apply to the ATAP):

  • Must be a permanent (non-temporary/non-term) civilian member of the Army Acquisition Workforce Exception: Per the Section 1109, FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Section 11.A.3.f, 82 Federal Register 43339
  • Must meet credentials and certification level required for the current position
  • Eligibility to participate in the ATAP Program is extended to flexible length and renewable term technical appointment employees in the Department of Defense laboratories designated as STRLs.
  • Not have a bachelor’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline if pursing a bachelor’s degree
  • Not have a master’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline if pursuing a master’s degree
  • Be fully accepted into a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a nationally or regionally accredited university or college of choice

51C NCOs pursuing bachelor’s degree:

  • Not have a bachelor’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline
  • Must meet credentials and certification level required for the current position
  • Be fully accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at a nationally or regionally accredited university or college of choice

Funding:

Funding Limits:
Masters:
$2,500 per course including laboratory and technology fees
$12,500 per FY
Bachelor’s degree:
$2,000 per course including laboratory and technology fees
$10,000 per FY
All other fees are the responsibility of the ATAP participant.

Contact:

Uhura N. Smith
ATAP Program Manager
Email: uhura.n.smith.civ@army.mil

In addition, you may contact your Acquisition Career Manager at the following: https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/index.cfm?fuseaction=support.helpRequest