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  • #16
    Re: Would the Guard be a good fit for me?

    Originally posted by iambrian90 View Post
    just a warning, take everything futureengineer says with a grain of salt. he is not in the guard, and is wrong about almost everything. He has kind of earned the re****tion of a spammer around here...
    Considering I proved what you said wrong last night, but anyways.

    Lostinlife, check if your state offers Guard Tuition Assistance. Not all states do.

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    • #17
      Re: Would the Guard be a good fit for me?

      Please be quiet FutureEngineer......Not all state's offer STATE tuition assistance but there is also FEDERAL.

      National Guard Tuition Assistance

      The National Guard offers guardsmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.

      Army National Guard (ARNG)

      The ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) provides financial assistance to part-time ARNG soldiers in support of their professional and personal self-development goals. A masters degree may be supported provided funding is available. Their vision is to provide quality programs, services and support that will enable soldiers to achieve their education objectives and further enhance the strength and relevance of the Army National Guard. Members of the Army National Guard may qualify for one or more of the following TA program:

      Federal Tuition Assistance (Part-time Citizen Soldiers)

      ARNG maximum amount paid for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) for Part Time Soldiers is:

      100% Tuition up to $250 @ Semester Credit Hour, or $167 @ Quarter Credit Hour
      Fees up to $500
      Not to exceed $4500 @ Fiscal Year
      High School or equivalency level may be funded at 100% of tuition and fees, but are still limited to the $4,500 annual cap.
      May be used with the MGIB-Selected Reserve (SR) or MGIB-Active Duty (AD) for the same course based on the following;
      MGIB-SR participants must be enrolled at least ˝ time or more to combine benefits
      MGIB-AD participants who are drawing GI Bill-Kicker (Army College Fund, etc.) benefits are NOT eligible for ARNG FTA
      ARNG recommends that schools apply FTA prior to Pell Grants, to allow for maximizing benefit for student financial needs

      Note: ARNG FTA operates on a limited budget and is NOT a guaranteed benefit. It is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Visit the National Guard Virtual Armory website to access the National Guard Federal Tuition Assistance online application.
      Eligibility

      Must have a valid expense from an accredited school
      Be a traditional (part-time) ARNG soldier in an active drilling status
      Eligible beginning the day member joins ARNG, even prior to boot camp or AIT or while yet in high school
      Officers must serve 4 years after course completion
      Enlisted must simply remain in the ARNG during term of courses
      Members receiving an ROTC scholarship are not eligible

      State Tuition Assistance

      Although not all states offer payment of TA, Many states have additional tuition incentives, which are offered at varying amounts. You can visit the Air National Guard ANG Benefits website to determine which benefits your state offers.
      Go Army Ed (CTAM) TA (Activated Guard and Reserve)

      If activated you will become eligible for the Army's Tuition Assistance for Active Duty and Activated Reserve/Guard.

      The ACE TA program offers: 100% Tuition and Fees up to $250 @ Semester Credit Hour or $167 @ Quarter Credit Hour. Not to exceed $4,500 @ Fiscal Year.

      Visit the National Guard Virtual Armory website where you can get the latest information on Education Benefits for Citizen Soldiers.

      If someone else (BESIDES FUTURE ENGINEER) has more current benefit amounts, please chime in.
      Last edited by Chris36; May 8th, 2012, 09:12 PM.

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      • #18
        Re: Would the Guard be a good fit for me?

        Originally posted by Chris36 View Post
        Please be quiet FutureEngineer......Not all state's offer STATE tuition assistance but there is also FEDERAL.

        National Guard Tuition Assistance

        The National Guard offers guardsmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.

        Army National Guard (ARNG)

        The ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) provides financial assistance to part-time ARNG soldiers in support of their professional and personal self-development goals. A masters degree may be supported provided funding is available. Their vision is to provide quality programs, services and support that will enable soldiers to achieve their education objectives and further enhance the strength and relevance of the Army National Guard. Members of the Army National Guard may qualify for one or more of the following TA program:

        Federal Tuition Assistance (Part-time Citizen Soldiers)

        ARNG maximum amount paid for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) for Part Time Soldiers is:

        100% Tuition up to $250 @ Semester Credit Hour, or $167 @ Quarter Credit Hour
        Fees up to $500
        Not to exceed $4500 @ Fiscal Year
        High School or equivalency level may be funded at 100% of tuition and fees, but are still limited to the $4,500 annual cap.
        May be used with the MGIB-Selected Reserve (SR) or MGIB-Active Duty (AD) for the same course based on the following;
        MGIB-SR participants must be enrolled at least ˝ time or more to combine benefits
        MGIB-AD participants who are drawing GI Bill-Kicker (Army College Fund, etc.) benefits are NOT eligible for ARNG FTA
        ARNG recommends that schools apply FTA prior to Pell Grants, to allow for maximizing benefit for student financial needs

        Note: ARNG FTA operates on a limited budget and is NOT a guaranteed benefit. It is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Visit the National Guard Virtual Armory website to access the National Guard Federal Tuition Assistance online application.
        Eligibility

        Must have a valid expense from an accredited school
        Be a traditional (part-time) ARNG soldier in an active drilling status
        Eligible beginning the day member joins ARNG, even prior to boot camp or AIT or while yet in high school
        Officers must serve 4 years after course completion
        Enlisted must simply remain in the ARNG during term of courses
        Members receiving an ROTC scholarship are not eligible

        State Tuition Assistance

        Although not all states offer payment of TA, Many states have additional tuition incentives, which are offered at varying amounts. You can visit the Air National Guard ANG Benefits website to determine which benefits your state offers.
        Go Army Ed (CTAM) TA (Activated Guard and Reserve)

        If activated you will become eligible for the Army's Tuition Assistance for Active Duty and Activated Reserve/Guard.

        The ACE TA program offers: 100% Tuition and Fees up to $250 @ Semester Credit Hour or $167 @ Quarter Credit Hour. Not to exceed $4,500 @ Fiscal Year.

        Visit the National Guard Virtual Armory website where you can get the latest information on Education Benefits for Citizen Soldiers.

        If someone else (BESIDES FUTURE ENGINEER) has more recent amounts, please chime in.
        When you copy and paste a page, you're supposed to post a hyperlink.
        But he should still know if his state has state tuition assistance like in WA.

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        • #19
          Re: Would the Guard be a good fit for me?

          Maybe......but then I would have had to wait for moderator approval and I didn't want OP taking your jacked up advice as truth.

          I already had the information handy because its what I do for a living kid and don't even bother me with YOUR lectures on proper use of the forum.

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          • #20
            Re: Would the Guard be a good fit for me?

            LostInLife- it's a horrible thing to say, but your best bet is to go talk to a recruiter. i say it's horrible cause I know you came here to get answers, but we can't sit down with you and figure out your likes and dislikes, aside from the fact the Army is not always accepting people for every single MOS. The recruiter can go through the process of figuring out what you like, and be able to match it up with what is available. Yes, most states offer tuition assistance. Yes you would still be attending drills and AT in the summer. Bottom line- you'll love it no matter what if you are truly interested, you just have to figure out would be the best options.

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