Posted on Oct 28, 2013
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TA is stopping at 130 credits, instead of completing your degree.. I believed as more credits, you knowledge will increase.
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SSG Lisa Rendina
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A Bachelors degree is typically 120 credits.  I agree with providing TA for credits above that basic requirement to allow for a certain amount of "soul searching" and finding the discipline you want to study.  I also agree with the existence of a credits cap so that Soldiers are actually pursing a degree and not taking random credits on the Army's "dime".
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COL Vincent Stoneking
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I agree. I think making the change was long overdue. I also would argue that the cap is to low. Some degrees will take more than 130 credits.
I would have personally capped it somewhere closer to 144. (4 years/8 semesters at an 18 credit load) That would basically give the equivalent of a full semester of "figuring it out."
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SSG Physical Security Nco
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SSG Oliveraslespier, With the cost of everything nowadays, capping off the credit hours for a Bachelor's at 130 is a good idea so that soldiers are not just taking classes on the TA's dime. 
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SSG Physical Security Nco
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SPC Gums, TA exists to help SMs to get ahead in the military and for when they leave the service. One needs a goal when going to college as in a degree path or at least taking the core education requirements like math, science, English, etc.
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CSM Command Sergeant Major
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I absolutely agree with the change.  It will now force Soldiers to stick with a degree plan that will get there Bachelor's degree as scheduled.  Think about it, would you pay out of pocket for an additional 30 to 50 credit hours?  No, so why are Soldiers doing it now.  I know of Soldiers that have over 200 credit hours but no degree.  One could think that it is intentional so they can continue getting credit hours because they use to be able to until they got their Bachelor's degree.  Smart move on the Army's part to stop the fraud, waste, and abuse of the TA program. 
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