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A comparative analysis of armed forces and private sector tuition assistance programs

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Authors
Turner, Carl R., II
Subjects
Tuition Assistance
Voluntary Education Programs
Advisors
Fremgen, James
Gates, William
Date of Issue
1995-12
Date
December 1995
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis compares Navy's Tuition Assistance (TA) program with those of the other services and private corporations and identifies some significant differences. It examines each organization's policy guidelines regarding benefit levels, courses and programs funded, restrictions and obligations, and requirements for individuals and institutions to be eligible for reimbursement Usage rates and costs of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force TA programs were compared. Data from FY 1991 to FY1994 on voluntary education (VOLED) and TA finding levels, TA usage rates by numbers of individuals enrolled and enrollments, number of enrollments in each area of the program (high school, undergraduate, graduate, etc.), and cost per enrollment are presented. Tuition rates and trends for community colleges and four-year public and private institutions in areas of high concentrations of Navy personnel are noted. Changes to bring benefits in line with current tuition rates in the most cost effective manner are recommended. Internal controls to prevent waste, fraud and abuse were identified. The Navy's centrally managed program provides excellent controls and is probably the most effective and efficient of all the services' programs. (AN)
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Thesis
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Systems Management
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118 p. ;|c28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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