National Guard Tuition Assistance

Members of the U.S. National Guard are eligible to receive tuition assistance thought their appropriate branch.

Army National Guard

Members of the Army National Guard (ARNG) provides Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) to soldiers meeting the following eligibility requirements:

  • attend an accredited institution
  • be a traditional ARNG soldier in 'active drilling' status
  • must remain in ARNG during term of courses
  • officers must serve 4 years after completion of their final FTA approved course
  • must not be receiving ROTC scholarships

If you meet these guidelines, you become eligible the day you join ARNG. ARNG FTA operates on a limited budget and is not a guaranteed benefit. If you are approved, FTA will cover:

  • 100 percent of tuition up to $250 per Semester Credit Hour or $166 per Quarter Hour
  • Fees up to $500
  • Note: FTA will not exceed $4500 per Fiscal Year

Your FTA can be used with MGIB-Selected Reserve (SR) or MGIB-Active Duty (AD) as long as you are enrolled at least half time or more. However, MGIB-AD participants who are drawing GI Bill-Kicker benefits are not eligible.

Air National Guard

The Air National Guard (ANG) provides Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) to all eligible members. If approved, you will receive:

  • 100 percent of tuition and fees up to $250 per Semester Credit Hour or $166 per Quarter Hour, not to exceed $4500 per Fiscal Year

ANG members may also be eligible to receive State Tuition Assistance. Visit the ANG Benefits website to determine if you qualify for state benefits.