Below are the conditions you need to meet to qualify for participation in the Army National Guard Tuition Assistance program. We advise you to take your time and carefully consider each point to determine if you meet the criteria before proceeding to the next point. It’s not uncommon for readers to skim through the points only to find that they missed vital details.
Must presently be in the service of the ARNG and have finished either Captain’s Career Course (CCC), Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC), Advanced Leader’s Course (ALC) or any equivalent of these programs.
Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree via assistance with FTA and plan to continue with a Master’s degree.
Commissioned warrant officers and other officers will either undergo Reserve Duty Service Obligation for 4 years or be subject to two years of service in a position of active duty.
Must have an MRD or ETS upon completing a course funded with the Army National Guard Tuition Assistance.
The ANGTA has very significant benefits for students of today, especially in this current era of the student debt crisis. Assuming you’ve finished your AIT or Advanced Individual Training, Basic Officer Leadership or WOBC (Warrant Officer Basic Course), you have the green light to apply.
The Army National Guard Tuition Assistance is different from other TA programs in one respect. Funds from the program can only cover particular expenses such as tuition and a few other fees as authorized.
Per the ARNG’s explanations in its official document, the benefits of the program are described as usable only for “authorized fee.” According to the ARNG, there are fees that students have to pay due to their enrollment or as a result of the course’s requirements.
Below, we’ve listed the expenses you can expect your ANGTA to cover:
Apart from the Army National Guard Tuition Assistance, every other TA program for military personnel states that beneficiaries need to use funds to pay for expenses that are either mandatory, published or payable due to their enrollment in course. It is safe to assume that these conditions apply to ARNG tuition assistance too.