Federal Tuition Assistance

Federal Tuition Assistance 

The Federal Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to Army National Guard Soldiers in support of their professional and personal self development goals. Army National Guard Soldiers are eligible for this benefit after graduation from either Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC), or Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC). New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers that are attending private New Jersey colleges or out-of-state colleges should take full advantage of this benefit.

The program is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are regionally or nationally accredited AND is a participant in ArmyIgnitED.

Benefit overview:

  • Up to $250 per semester hour, up to 16 SHs per fiscal year.
  • Lifetime limit of 130 undergraduate semester hours and 39 graduate semester hours.
  • Up to 21 additional SHs towards an academic certificate.
  • Soldiers may use this benefit to pursue post-secondary education at the following levels: certificate/diploma, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s.

More Information

Visit the ArmyIgnitED website to learn more.