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Fort Dix, NJ

New Jersey's newest soldiers board a Chinook helicopter as part of a field training exercise during drill weekend. What did you do this weekend?


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Thomas Edison

Education Opportunities
The New Jersey Army National Guard offers the best education benefits in the country. From 100% free college tuition to online testing services, there is something for everyone. Below is a quick snapshot of all the education opportunities. For more information on each program check out the links provided.

Education Assistance
100% Free College Tuition
Free tuition to all NJ state colleges and university

Federal Tuition Assistance
Tuition and fees up to specified cap

ROTC Scholarships
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty and Dedicated Army National Guard

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Money to repay student loans for enlisted Soldiers

Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
Money to repay loans for AMEDD officers

Chaplain Loan Repayment Program (CLRP)
Money to repay loans for ARNG Chaplains

Apprenticeships / Work Study / OJT
Receive your GI Bill dollars for working

GI Bill Programs
Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606)
For Vocational or Undergraduate through Doctoral Programs

Army National Guard GI Bill Kicker
Supplemental bonus to GI Bill

Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
For Soldiers mobilized 90 days or more

Active Duty GI Bill (Chapter 30)
For Vocational or Undergraduate through Doctoral Programs

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
For Soldiers with aggregate of at least 90 days active duty service on/after 11 Sep 2001

CLEP, DSST or eCLEP at local college
Free testing for college credit. Test out of college courses

Free testing opportunities

Certification and Licensing Exams
Funding provided (i.e. Microsoft, Medical, IT, Automotive, and hundreds more)

Secondary Education

Youth ChalleNGe
State program for challenged students that results in GED

Additional Programs
Servicemembers Opportunity College
Military education outreach services and support of the Army National Guard

Troops to Teachers
$$ Incentives for veterans to become teachers

Army e-Learning
Hundreds of vocational/prep programs for potential college credit

Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
Documentation of military experience which may have application to private sector employment

One-stop website that allows Soldiers to conduct business for all education needs

DoD Education Resources
Online testing resources

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