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As a member of the Army or Air National Guard you are entitled to different educational benefits than active duty members. To learn more about your specific education benefits, check out the following related links:


What is it?

Who is Eligible?


Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a military benefit that pays the cost of tuition and some fees.

Virtually all military servicemembers are eligible. However criteria for eligibility is determined by each branch.

Tuition Assistance covers up to 100% Tuition and Fees Not to exceed:

  • $250 @ Semester Credit Hour
  • $166 @ Quarter Credit Hour

$4500 @ Fiscal Year
*Navy has a 16 credit hour Annual Limit.

Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months (4 regular school years) of education benefits to eligible servicemembers and veterans for:

  • College,
  • Business Technical or Vocational Courses
  • Correspondence Courses
  • Apprenticeship/Job Training
  • Flight Training
  • Licensing & Testing Programs

Servicemembers (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve) and Veterans who have served at least 90 days on active duty since 9/10/2001.

Survivors of military member who died on active duty after 9/10/2011 may be eligible for Fry Scholarship program which pays the same as Post-9/11 GI Bill

Paid Tuition and Fees, Living (Housing) Stipend and Book Stipend.

Benefits are tiered based on number of days on active duty.

Some limitations apply to those currently on active duty.

Benefits can be transferred to Spouse or Family member.

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserves

Same as MGIB-AD at reduced rates.

  • Six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve.
  • Officers must agree to serve six years in addition to their original obligation.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Maintain Selected Reserve Status.

Up to $368 per month for full-time institutional education.

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