SERVE PART-TIME. GO TO COLLEGE FULL-TIME.
New Jersey state law mandates that every member of the New Jersey Army National Guard is authorized to attend any New Jersey public college or university tuition free for undergraduate and graduate studies. The Soldier will be permitted to attend regularly scheduled courses at any one of 29 public institutions of higher education in this state and receive up to 16 credits per semester tuition free. Requirements are that the Soldier must have completed Initial Entry Training and be in good standing with their unit.
OUR 100% FREE TUITION PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS
We value education for our soldiersThe New Jersey Army National Guard sets the bar for higher standards and better benefits by offering the best tuition assistance benefits in the Nation. New Jersey offers 100% free tuition through graduate studies. We are committed to providing the best education opportunities for our Soldiers.
Do the mathUndergraduate full-time tuition at Rutgers University for the 2020-2021 academic year ranges from $12,230 to $14,738 depending on the major. Over a four year period that adds up to more than $48,000. Graduate school at Rutgers New Brunswick Campus is between $8,668 and $12,696 per semester. Choose your college and see how much you can save by serving part-time in the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Best for VetsMilitary Times releases an annual list ranking America’s top colleges and universities for military veterans. The publication’s selection process is considered among the most rigorous and extensive in the business. Several colleges from New Jersey are ranked in their peer group. Check out the full list of schools at the link below.
Military Friendly Schools
The Military Friendly Schools list includes institutions that represent the top tier of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to educate America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. These schools have programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services for those who have served in the armed forces.
To provide military veterans and active-duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help them make pursuing a college education more affordable, U.S. News has produced the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. These rankings only include numerically ranked schools in the latest edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings that meet the established criteria.
It's Go Time
U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Georgia Varoucha immigrated to the United States from Greece when she was thirteen. After graduating high school, she joined the New Jersey Army National Guard, and received her citizenship while in basic training. "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. You don't have to be the fastest or the strongest, the smartest or the most capable, and I've never been the best at anything, really, but, I've always been stubborn and driven by the fact we only have one life to make our dreams come true." (Video by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)GOARMY.COM | The National Guard | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)Posted by New Jersey National Guard on Wednesday, November 13, 2019